Foreign Affairs

Foreign Affairs

The United States today faces many complex challenges around the world, including the spread of nuclear weapons, instability in the Middle East and rising tensions in East Asia.

It is Senator Feinstein’s goal to ensure the United States remains a champion for democracy, justice and human rights. She believes the best way to do this is by example. America's strength is our global moral leadership, not just our military prowess.

Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Senator Feinstein believes the only way to secure Israel as a democratic, Jewish state is to establish an independent Palestinian state by its side. In order to end the tragic cycle of violence between Israel and the Palestinians, resolving the conflict through a negotiated two-state solution must be a top priority.

Iran

Senator Feinstein strongly believes that the only way to peacefully ensure that Iran does not develop or acquire a nuclear weapon is through diplomacy.   

She strongly disagrees with the Trump Administration’s decision to violate the Iran nuclear agreement, and believes that the United States should rejoin the agreement as soon as possible.

Middle East

Senator Feinstein strongly supports U.S. and international efforts to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria). She believes that the international community must take action to prevent this terror organization from re-consolidating control in the Middle East and exporting violent terrorism worldwide.

U.S.-China Relations

Maintaining a stable relationship with China is vital to the United States’ long-term economic prosperity and national security.

While Senator Feinstein supports robust trade between the United States and China, she is concerned by China’s restrictions on foreign investment and theft of intellectual property. 

Further, Senator Feinstein is concerned by China’s militarization of the South and East China Seas, and opposes all efforts to resolve disputes through the use of force. She believes China should uphold its international obligations and define its territorial claims based on international law.

Despite disagreements in the Sino-American relationship, Senator Feinstein will continue to strongly advocate for improved Sino-American political, security and economic ties as well as better cultural understanding.

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