As some of you may know, the Institute of Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School has long hosted a two-day bipartisan orientation program for new members of Congress, intended to help get them up to speed before they take office.
I want to give you my ideas for how you should approach the topic of foreign policy, and then offer five concrete suggestions for what you should do once youíre in office.

In terms of how to think about this subject: Remember that foreign policy is supposed to make the American people safer and more prosperous in an uncertain and competitive world, while preserving our core political values.
And by that standard, U.S. foreign policy in recent decades has been mostly a failure. Not all of the time or in every way, of course, but itís hard to look at the past quarter-century without a keen sense of disappointment