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Topic - Leslie H. Gelb
President Obama's postelection trip to Southeast Asia presages a greater second-term focus on that region, but some foreign-policy analysts say that shouldn't distract from the need to build better alliances with U.S. neighbors, which could be key to restoring the nation's sluggish economy.
While speculation in the political world over Mitt Romney's vice presidential choice courses through the summer barbecue circuit, an equally juicy topic is beginning to bubble up among foreign policy analysts: Who might be secretary of state in a Romney administration?
Leslie H. Gelb, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, said there is no "clear-headed policy thinking" evident in the administration's decision, noting that Mr. Obama is not likely to replicate his action against dictatorships in Saudi Arabia or Bahrain, which are friendly to the U.S.
"I'm worried about terrorists having more of a free rein there," said Mr. Gelb, citing reports that terrorists are helping themselves to the stockpile of weapons from the Gadhafi regime.