1.) Sen. Josh Hawley is opposed to endless wars in the Middle East.
2.) Hawley supports a national security strategy which prioritizes great power conflict with China especially in terms of the ongoing technological arms race to develop artificial intelligence.
3.) Hawley would subordinate global free-market capitalism to America’s national interest in winning that technological arms race with China.
4.) Hawley supports withdrawing from the Iran deal and the Trump administration’s policy of applying maximum economic pressure on Iran.
5.) Hawley supports American leadership of the free world and maintaining our traditional network of alliances with foreign countries.
6.) My overall impression from listening closely to Hawley is that I have my doubts that he represents a departure from the Republican foreign policy consensus. The subject of Israel also didn’t come up, but I have been told he voted in favor of the anti-BDS legislation.