Democratic Foreign Policy In The 2016 Presidential Race

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt and Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton interrupt each other during the Univision, Washington Post Democratic presidential debate at Miami-Dade College, Wednesday, March 9, 2016, in Miami.
Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt and Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton interrupt each other during the Univision, Washington Post Democratic presidential debate at Miami-Dade College, Wednesday, March 9, 2016, in Miami. Wilfredo Lee / AP Photo
Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt and Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton interrupt each other during the Univision, Washington Post Democratic presidential debate at Miami-Dade College, Wednesday, March 9, 2016, in Miami.
Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt and Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton interrupt each other during the Univision, Washington Post Democratic presidential debate at Miami-Dade College, Wednesday, March 9, 2016, in Miami. Wilfredo Lee / AP Photo

Democratic Foreign Policy In The 2016 Presidential Race

For the moment, foreign policy seems to have taken a backseat in the current presidential race, with candidates focusing on the economy, jobs and free trade. 

Still, there are deep differences between the two Democratic candidates. Many observers say that Senator Bernie Sanders’ candidacy has changed Democratic dialogue on foreign policy and national security. 

Recently, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews aggressively interviewed Hillary Clinton on the history of U.S. foreign intervention through regime change and assassination. 

We take a look at where the Democratic candidates stand on the major foreign policy issues with Steve Clemons, Washington editor-at-large for The Atlantic. He joined us to discuss the shift in Democratic dogma on national security and foreign policy.