Foreign Policy in the Presidential Election
Published 1 year ago
Duke University Professor Peter Feaver says one unusual aspect of this year's election is that the Democratic candidate, President Obama, is polling better on national security issues than on many domestic issues. Feaver says domestic issues often trump foreign policy matters in the minds of voters, unless an international incident flares up. Feaver served on President George W. Bush's national security team from 2005 to 2007 as the special advisor for strategic planning and institutional reform. He was also a member of the National Security Council staff under President Clinton. At Duke, he is a professor of political science and public policy and directs the university's American Grand Strategy program as well as the Triangle Institute for Security Studies.