Clinton's Biggest Foreign Policy Headache: Congress Hanock Piven

While schmoozing with Asian leaders on his recent trip, President Clinton was careful to reassure them that the Republican takeover of Congress wouldn't alter U.S. foreign policy. But that's wishful thinking. The centerpiece of Clinton's international strategy--expanding global trade--is going to come under heavy fire from Republican isolationists. And the new Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Jesse A. Helms (R-N.C.), a combative cold war throwback, is giving every sign that he will battle the President on international relations.

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