Foreign policy in the 2012 election
THIS week's print edition carries a supplement on the issues underpinning the presidential contest, jointly written by The Economist's team of American correspondents and editors.
While researching an article that I wrote, on foreign policy, I heard lots from Republican advisers and aides to Mitt Romney about their man's well-known views on Iran, Russia and other geo-political questions. But the surprise, for me, concerned China.
In public, the Republican candidate's best-known position on China centres on that country's currency, which Mr Romney says is manipulated to make Chinese exports unfairly cheap.