Ambassador, and current Vice Provost of International Affairs at Texas Tech University, Tibor Nagy Jr. visited with Lubbock's First News' Tom Collins and Laura Mac on Monday.

Nagy says Russian President Vladamir Putin is doing his best to push the limits of his power.Nagy believes the recent spike of incidents of Russian military planes, and submarines entering restricted space are examples.

Nagy believes that the United States' response to those displays of power have not been seen in a positive light.

"Right now  we look like the big international doofuss, there is no better way to say it....and we act like it. You look like it, you act like it, unfortunately you are(it). The good news is we have so much more going for us especially in the long term that with proper leadership and proper policies we could be doing a heck of a lot better  and should be."

Nagy says many of the international problems the United States faces is due to the Obama's administrations refusal to use the experience corps of diplomats that are currently employed by the State Department and poor foreign policy.

Nagy believes that recent victories for Republicans to re-take the Senate will olead to some actual change in foreign policy.

Nagy says one of the more positive changes will be in the Trans-Pacific Trade Agreement which would open trade between the U.S. and 40 percent of the world's economies.

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