Why the State of the Union Address Matters for Foreign Policy

While SOTU is usually focused on domestic issues, it also serves as a platform to address the president's foreign policy agenda. Last year, Obama used SOTU to highlight his counterterrorism success. Past presidents have used SOTU to put foreign policy issues on their agenda; in 2003, President Bush used his SOTU to make a case for action in Iraq.

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Lindsay Funk

Lindsay hails from the great state of Washington, where she developed a fondness for vegan food and coffee shops. She is a Religious Studies major at Stanford and is also interested in international affairs, counterterrorism policy and celebrity gossip. Articles reflect solely personal views and not those of any affiliated organizations or employers.

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