The Ideas Industry

The Ideas Industry

The Fletcher School is pleased to present a series of conferences examining the "Ideas Industry." Created and hosted by Professor of International Politics Daniel Drezner, this four-part series has explored ´╗┐the marketplace of the academy in "Is the Academy Needed or Wanted?" and "Thinking About Think Tanks."

Explore part three in the series:

Foreign Policy Ideas on the Campaign Hustings
Oct. 9, 2015



As the 2016 presidential race heats up, foreign policy looks like it will play a prominent role in the campaign.  Even at this embryonic stage, the presidential candidates have weighed in on a myriad number of foreign affairs topics, including the nuclear deal with Iran, the war against the Islamic State, the proper U.S. approach towards immigration, and Sino-American relations. 

The salience of foreign affairs has waxed and waned in post-Cold War presidential campaigns. Based on the campaign rhetoric and polling to date, however, 2016 will be a year when it matters.

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