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Presidential Debate: Seven Foreign Policy Questions That Should Be Asked ... and Probably Won't (Washington Post)

October 23, 2012

CGD's Director of Rethinking US Foreign Assistance Program, Sarah Jane Staats, is quoted in a Washington Post piece that poses seven foreign policy questions for the candidates.

From the article:

Tonight’s final presidential debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney on foreign policy and national security at Lynn University in Boca Raton will hit six topics over the course of an hour and a half. Moderator Bob Schieffer of the CBS’ Face the Nation can’t possibly get in all the questions on the minds of viewers.

Here are seven questions policy experts think should be asked, but probably won’t:

Sarah Jane Staats, Center for Global Development: President Obama, Governor Romney, you both acknowledge that U.S. foreign aid promotes America’s moral, economic and security interests. But the United States’ core foreign assistance policy was written during the Kennedy administration. How will you update foreign aid to tackle today’s global challenges?

Read it here.