On November 10, Foreign Policy at Brookings and NBC’s Meet the Press hosted a panel discussion focusing on the outcome of the midterm elections and implications for U.S. foreign policy. David Gregory, host of NBC’s Meet the Press, moderated the first in a monthly series of panel discussions, titled Meet the Press at Brookings. Over the coming year, the series will feature Brookings’s foreign policy experts, as well as U.S. and international newsmakers prominent in foreign affairs. As moderator of the series, Gregory will contribute his own extensive knowledge of the Washington political landscape to discussions of today’s most critical foreign policy challenges.
The first event focused on the likely political changes ahead in Washington and what they mean for several important foreign policy issues: the war in Afghanistan; Iran’s nuclear program; U.S. relations with China; and the Middle East peace process. Joining Gregory were Brookings Senior Fellows Robert Kagan, Bruce Riedel, Suzanne Maloney and Kenneth Lieberthal.
Vice President Martin Indyk, director of Foreign Policy, provided introductory remarks. After the program, the panelists took audience questions.