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Foreign Policy Experts Say PD Should Be #1 Priority

fp-picture-terrorism.jpg The Center for American Progress and Foreign Policy magazine released their fourth annual Terrorism Index yesterday. An article about the study has been published in the Sept/Oct issue of Foreign Policy Magazine, it can also can be read here. View the complete topline results here.

The study surveyed American foreign policy experts on a slew of important national security issues (such as the those pictured at left).

But throughout the materials summarizing the results of the survey, there is no mention of an important finding. The foreign policy experts polled were asked to choose from a list of US policy objectives which one the believe is the most important to achieve in the next five years. The most commonly selected objective was “Winning the hearts and minds of the Muslim world,” which beats halting Iran's nuclear program, the next most important priority, by a full 7 points.











I hope Undersecretary Glassman reads topline results of this survey, he certainly has his job cut out for him!



Melinda Brouwer

Melinda Brower holds a Masters degree in Global Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She received her bachelor's degree in Political Science and Spanish at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She received a graduate diploma in International Relations from the University of Chile during her tenure as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar. She has worked on Capitol Hill, at the State Department, for Foreign Policy magazine and the American Academy of Diplomacy. She presently works for an internationally focused non-profit research organization in Washington, DC.