Analyzing Donald Trump's Foreign Policy Agenda

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gives a foreign policy speech at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Trump's highly anticipated foreign policy speech Wednesday will test whether the Republican presidential front-runner, known for his raucous rallies and eyebrow-raising statements, can present a more presidential persona as he works to unite the GOP establishment behind him.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gives a foreign policy speech at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Trump's highly anticipated foreign policy speech Wednesday will test whether the Republican presidential front-runner, known for his raucous rallies and eyebrow-raising statements, can present a more presidential persona as he works to unite the GOP establishment behind him. Evan Vucci / AP Photo
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gives a foreign policy speech at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Trump's highly anticipated foreign policy speech Wednesday will test whether the Republican presidential front-runner, known for his raucous rallies and eyebrow-raising statements, can present a more presidential persona as he works to unite the GOP establishment behind him.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gives a foreign policy speech at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Trump's highly anticipated foreign policy speech Wednesday will test whether the Republican presidential front-runner, known for his raucous rallies and eyebrow-raising statements, can present a more presidential persona as he works to unite the GOP establishment behind him. Evan Vucci / AP Photo

Analyzing Donald Trump's Foreign Policy Agenda

Donald Trump's recent foreign policy speech--ridiculed by some, called "Jacksonian" by others. He even paraphrased John Quincy Adams.

We ask security expert, John Mearsheimer, to share his thoughts on Trump’s speech, and compare Trump’s foreign policy outlook to that of the Democratic frontrunner, Hillary Clinton. 

Mearsheimer is professor of political science at the University of Chicago and author of numerous books on foreign policy and security including, The Tragedy of Great Power Politics and Why Leaders Lie: The Truth about Lying in International Politics.