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Before Election Day, What Are The Candidates Not Saying?

11.01.2012 | By: Texas Wesleyan University

Gas prices. The Middle East. Iran. There are a lot of foreign policy topics on President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney’s list, but there’s a lot that isn’t getting discussed – and that has big repercussions for the U.S.

Latin America. Africa. India. Ibrahim Salih, professor of political science, says that these issues are getting trumped in favor of the Middle East.

“The Middle East is important,” Salih said, “but it’s not the center of the world.”

Salih also says that Europe’s financial crisis has a big impact on our own economy – and it was hardly discussed at the final Presidential debate.Its debt problems – including the catastrophic problems in Greece – are important and need to be discussed.

“We have other concerns,” Salih said. “And those were not discussed thoroughly.”

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