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Ramaswamy's controversial foreign policy views and proposals
- Ramaswamy asserts that once the US expands its domestic semiconductor industry, Taiwan should be left to China.
- He proposes allowing Russia to keep parts of eastern Ukraine in order to entice President Putin away from his military alliance with China.
- Ramaswamy suggests curtailing military aid to Israel after stabilizing the Middle East.
- He questions the government's truthfulness about the 9/11 attacks, implying a deeper involvement by Saudi Arabia.
- Ramaswamy asks provocative questions about the number of police and federal agents on the planes that hit the Twin Towers.
- Ramaswamy's proposals push the envelope even within the increasingly isolationist Republican Party.
- He offers a quid-pro-quo to Putin, which includes blocking Ukraine from joining NATO and allowing Russia to control Crimea and parts of eastern Ukraine.
- Ramaswamy promises to defend Taiwan until 2028, after which the US commitment would change.
- His comments on Israel could threaten his rising popularity among conservative voters.
Criticisms and responses from Republican rivals
- - Nikki Haley criticizes Ramaswamy's foreign policy proposals, stating that they make America less safe.
- - Former Vice President Mike Pence expresses deep offense at Ramaswamy's suggestion of a government cover-up regarding 9/11.
- - Chris Christie slams Ramaswamy's quid-pro-quo offer to Putin regarding Ukraine as a false choice and a ridiculous statement.
- - Ramaswamy's rivals disregard the broader context of his statements, leading to misinterpretations.
- - Matthew Brooks, CEO of the Republican Jewish Coalition, warns against weakening the US-Israel relationship.
- - Republican rivals target Ramaswamy as an alternative to attacking front-runner Donald Trump.
- - Ramaswamy believes his rivals are threatened by his rise in the polls.
- - Foreign policy becomes a focal point of attack against Ramaswamy in the campaign.
Ramaswamy's confidence in his foreign policy views
- - Ramaswamy expresses supreme confidence in his foreign policy views.
- - He cites George F. Kennan and James A. Baker III as his models.
- - Ramaswamy vows to go to Moscow the way Nixon went to China.
- - His confidence may come off as naive or bizarre in a political campaign.
- - Ramaswamy expects further foreign policy attacks during the upcoming debate.
Ramaswamy's proposals and their implications
- - Ramaswamy's proposals push the envelope even within the increasingly isolationist Republican Party.
- - He offers a quid-pro-quo to Putin, which includes blocking Ukraine from joining NATO and allowing Russia to control Crimea and parts of eastern Ukraine.
- - Ramaswamy promises to defend Taiwan until 2028, after which the US commitment would change.
- - His comments on Israel could threaten his rising popularity among conservative voters.
- - Ramaswamy's rivals see foreign policy as a safer line of attack compared to his domestic proposals, which align closely with Trump's.