Jonathan Monten

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Joshua W. Busby, Jonathan Monten, Jordan Tama, and William Inboden

With all the acrimony over President Barack Obama's cabinet nominees and the continuing investigations into the September 11 attacks in Benghazi, prospects for bipartisan cooperation on U.S. foreign policy may look bleak. But the results of a new survey reveal that the U.S. Congress is more unified on foreign policy issues than first meets the eye.

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Joshua W. Busby, Jonathan Monten, and William Inboden

Democrats and Republicans are more unified on multilateralism than the debates between them suggest. In a recent survey, large majorities of respondents from the upper echelons of both parties were in favor of working with other countries and international institutions to protect U.S. interests. Perhaps that is why American policies toward Asia, the WTO, and NATO did not drastically change between the Bush and Obama administrations.