The Foreign Policy Of The Presidential Candidates
Republican Presidential candidates, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, recently released the names of their foreign policy teams. While many critics see their choices as too hawkish, others say regardless of political party, at their core, the foreign policies of the presidential candidates are similar.
We talk with Vijay Prashad, chair in South Asian history and professor of international studies at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and a columnist for Alternet. He recently critiqued the history of U.S. foreign policy in a lecture called The Foreign Policy of the 1%, and is the author of the upcoming book The Death of the Nation and the Future of the Arab Revolution.
He tells us why he wrote in a recent op-ed titled, The World After Obama that regardless of political party, “ The [majority of]...candidates to succeed Obama are united on the view that the U.S.’ power must be untouched.”