Ted Cruz has a foreign policy that is focused on “American Exceptionalism”.

He feels that America needs to lead by example, and needs to represent freedom across the world.

Ted Cruz has said that we need to strike a balance between being a “voice for freedom” and being hesitant to deploy the US military.

His policy differs greatly from the Trump policy of non-interventionism, and Hillary Clinton’s more-of-the-same foreign policy.


NATO: Pro-NATO. Came out strong against Trump’s anti-NATO comments. NATO could play a fundamental role in destroying ISIS.

UKRAINE: Pass a Free Trade treaty with Ukraine, and let the market fix it, and revoke Free Trade treaties with Russia.

ISRAEL: A strong Israel means a strong America. Day one- recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Defund the UN if it continues to rule against Israel.


IRAN: Ted Cruz plans to repeal the Iran nuclear deal. (he declines to say what he would put in it’s place…)


KOREA: He would pressure China to cut off North Korea. The US needs stronger missile defense to fight North Korea.

RUSSIA: Expand the Magnitsky Act, which targets Russian officials accused of human rights abuses.  Build up missile defense sites in Poland and Czech Republic. Ask Russia to return Crimea to the Ukrainian people.

ISIS: They must be defeated. Step one- secure the border. The biggest threat is ISIS fighters coming in via the US-Mexico border. Also, any American fighting for ISIS should have their US citizenship revoked. He has mentioned “carpet-bombing” to defeat ISIS.


CHINA: No export tax, but import tax equal to the tax on US produced goods. He is very confrontational with China on human rights, evidenced by his authoring of a bill that would rename the plaza in front of the Chinese Embassy to Liu Xiaobo, a dissident currently jailed in China.


Ted Cruz’s foreign policy can be summed up in one sentence, found on his own website. “Because what is best for America is best for the world.



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