Close to 52% of the Americans believe that US should restrain itself from involving in foreign affairs, after more than a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan. In a Pew Research Center survey, 52% of the Americans say that US should mind its own business internationally and let other countries get along the best they can on their own"; however, four-in-ten (38%) of the people disagreed.
Amid Syrian crisis and Russia's annexation of Ukraine, President Barack Obama complained of criticism for not being more active in handling the situations here.
Sen Bob Corker, the ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said that the administration had led on anti-government sources in Syria and pro-Ukraine sources without doing enough to back them up. However, Barack Obama retaliated saying,"some of these critics "would go headlong into a bunch of military adventures that the American people had no interest in participating in and would not advance our core security interests".
In his West Point Speech, a top US official said that the foreign policy would be laid to make a "a case for interventionism but not overreach" when it comes to handling foreign crises.
On the flip side, about 51% of Americans agreed that the Obama was not tough enough on foreign policies and national security issues; 37% considered his policies were right. IN case of Ukraine, 40% agreed to Obama's stance, while 35% believed that he was not being tough enough.
However, when it came to general challenges and crises, people believed that US should be less involved. [Read more in pewresearch.org: ]