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Dan Quayle on Foreign Policy

Vice President of the U.S., 1989-1993; Former Republican Senator (IN)


Defund UN Office of Research and Information Collection

Sen. Quayle co-sponsored S.949 (Sponsored by Sen. William Roth with 5 co-sponsors): A bill to prohibit the availability of funds for the US' proportionate share of the UN Office of Research and Information Collection.

Prohibits the use of funds appropriated or otherwise made available to the "International organizations and programs account" of the Department of State for the expenses in operating the United Nations' Office of Research and Information Collection.

Source: Bill sponsorship archives from the Library of Congress , Apr 8, 1987

$50M for vaccinations in developing countries

Sen. Quayle co-sponsored S.1917 (Introduced by Sen. Bill Bradley with 61 co-sponsors; became Public Law No: 99-529). The Special Foreign Assistance Act:
Source: Bill sponsorship archives from the Library of Congress , Dec 10, 1985

Treat Asia like we do Europe

Quayle says that the US should pay more attention to Asian affairs, including developing a stronger relationship with democratic India. “Asia is much more important today than it was a generation ago,” Quayle said. “We do have to treat Asia economically, politically, militarily and diplomatically as we do Europe.”
Source: Jonathan D. Salant, Associated Press , Aug 3, 1999


Dan Quayle on China

Move China towards democracy, to avoid threat

Quayle eventually wants to bring China into the World Trade Organization and see the country move toward democracy. But he warned that some experts liken China to Germany of 100 years ago, which fought two world wars before becoming a democratic nation. “China is a huge challenge to us,” Quayle said. “I do not believe, as some in my party do, that China is the enemy. I view China as a huge opportunity. I want to see China become prosperous. I also want to see China become democratic.”
Source: Jonathan D. Salant, Associated Press , Aug 3, 1999

Respect China; support Taiwan; SDI for Asian allies

Quayle, alluding to Nixon’s successful effort to restore US relations with China in the 1970s, said the US must strengthen ties with Japan, South Korea and other allies while respecting China’s growing political, military and economic might. A missile defense for those allies should be adopted, but any solution to Taiwan’s sovereignty dispute with Beijing must be peaceful, Quayle said. “Taiwan is our friend. It is a democracy,” he said. “This has to be resolved peacefully and without conflict.”
Source: Michael White, Associated Press , Jul 24, 1999

We must face China as our biggest challenge

Quayle said this country’s biggest challenge is China. “Nobody’s running the store. China is stealing our military secrets and paying off the Democratic Party,” he said. “We need to face that challenge head-on, just like we met the challenge of Communism
Source: Associated Press , Jul 6, 1999

China spying is expected; lack of response is not

While no one should be surprised that China would work to obtain important military technology, we can only be shocked by the Administration’s failure to respond immediately when the problem was identified. This failure weakens America’s ability to convince the PRC that their future success requires a commitment to human rights and free markets, not military aggression. We have a right to expect that every effort will be undertaken to reveal exactly what occurred and implement permanent solutions.
Source: www.quayle2000.com/ “Press Releases” , May 25, 1999

Role in the world: military strength and moral clarity.

Quayle signed Project for the New American Century Statement of Principles

American foreign policy is adrift. Conservatives have criticized the incoherent policies of the Clinton Administration. They have also resisted isolationist impulses from within their own ranks. But conservatives have not confidently advanced a strategi

Source: PNAC Principles 97-PNAC-FP on Jun 3, 1997

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