Many pundits contend that with the economy such an important issue in the U.S. presidential election, foreign policy does not matter. It actually does, politically as well as for the U.S. role in the world. Jentleson examines the dynamics of the campaign thus far and the likely terms of foreign policy debate as we move towards election day.
Bruce Jentleson, Professor of Public Policy and Political Science at Duke University, is a leading scholar of American foreign policy and has served in a number of U.S. policy and political positions. From 2009-11 he was Senior Advisor to the U.S. State Department Policy Planning Director. He also served as a senior foreign policy advisor to Vice President Al Gore in his 2000 presidential campaign and in the 2008 Obama campaign as a member of the Phoenix Initiative and a co-author of Strategic Leadership: Framework for a 21st Century National Security Strategy. An author of several books on U.S. foreign policy, he currently serves on the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) Working Group, co-chaired by Madeleine Albright. His research appointments include the U.S. Institute of Peace, the Brookings Institution, Oxford University and the International Institute for Strategic Studies (London). His Ph.D. is from Cornell University.