Foreign policy issues in the presidential election

A man in Seoul walks past a TV broadcast of the first presidential debate between U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump

Michael O’Hanlon, senior fellow in Foreign Policy and co-director of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, discusses ISIS, refugees, trade, and other foreign policy issues weighing on the minds of voters. He also addresses many of the issues the next president will have to deal with, whether or not they are part of the campaign discussion. O’Hanlon also previews the new Election 2016 and America’s Future project, a series of policy briefs and events on the biggest issues facing the nation.

Also in this episode, John Hudak, deputy director of the Center for Effective Public Management and senior fellow in Governance Studies, provides an analysis of the first presidential debate.

This episode also includes an excerpt from an episode of Brookings’ Elections 101 Video Series where E.J. Dionne, Jr., senior fellow in Governance Studies, explains polling and how to determine the accuracy of polls.

Finally, Dany Bahar, fellow in the Global Economy and Development program, is featured in a new segment titled, “Ask an Expert,” where we take BCP to the streets and get a passerby to ask one of our Brookings experts a question.

Show Notes:

Deconstructing Syria: A confederal approach

Donald Trump is wrong about NATO

Seven important things to look for in the first presidential debate

Elections 101: Should you believe the polls

How economics could solve the refugee crisis

Thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo and producer Vanessa Sauter, and also thanks for additional support from Eric Abalahin, Jessica Pavone, Nawal Atallah, Basseem Maleki, and Rebecca Viser.

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