The United States can no longer sit on an island locked away from the world and think they will continue to be an influential global leader. Below are Kimberly Walker’s position on foreign policy issues:
- China has always been a bad actor, from stealing US trade secrets to undermining the sanctions placed on North Korea. The greatest threat coming from China is their advancement in artificial intelligence (AI). China has invested billions in automation, and if the US does not start investing and taking China seriously, we will become second in regards to technology in the world. China is also investing in undeveloped countries by building bridges, hospitals, roads, railways, airports, and seaports. China’s goal is to expand trade and influence via infrastructure and investments in other countries.
- Iran should never be allowed to develop nuclear weapons. Unfortunately, abandoning the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) ruined America’s credibility. The US should rejoin the JCPOA
- North Korea is a challenge. Kim Jong Un does not care about his citizens, and no matter what type of sanctions imposed on North Korea, they will never give up their nuclear weapons. In my option, there are only two options: war or allow North Korea to keep some of its nuclear weapons. Neither options are good but by going into an agreement with North Korea that entailed partial sanctions relief in exchange for some dismantling of its nuclear weapons, but not full denuclearization would be the better of two bad options.
- Afghanistan – Our troops have been fighting in the middle east for almost twenty years. Its time to bring them home. A small presence of special forces should remain to continue training and the first-line defense against another uprising of ISIS.