Overwatch: the Foreign Intrigue Podcast, Episode 1 (Foreign Policy and the US Presidential Election)

Today we are pleased to present the first episode in our new weekly podcast, Overwatch.

Episode 1: Foreign Policy and the US Presidential Election

In the first episode in a weekly podcast series we call Overwatch, guest contributor Chris Masiello joins Foreign Intrigue Managing Editor and Senior Writer Eric Jones for a discussion on the Democratic and Republican field of candidates in the 2016 Presidential Election cycle.

Chris and Eric examine the potential impact of foreign policy issues on the 2016 presidential election and analyze the foreign policy visions of several candidates. They also explore the current state of conflicts in places such as Syria and Afghanistan and look ahead to the global issues that the next administration could face.

Listen here:


References for more research:

Campaign 2016: The Candidates and the World (Council on Foreign Relations)

Will Foreign Policy Be a Major Issue in the 2016 Election? Here’s What We Know (Washington Post)

On the Issues: the 2016 Presidential Candidates on Foreign Policy (On the Issues)

2016 Presidential Candidates on Foreign Affairs (Ballotpedia)

A Quick Guide to the Foreign Policy Views of the Republican Presidential Candidates (Foreign Policy Research Institute)

2016 Republicans’ Foreign Policy Credentials (CNN)

How the Presidential Candidates See America in the World (Time)


Episode One intro music:

Song: 50 Million Year Trip
Artist: Kyuss
Album: Blues for the Red Sun
Label: Dali Records
Producer: Chris Goss
Release date: June 30, 1992

(Featured photo courtesy of Merasoe and Wikimedia Commons)


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Eric Jones

Eric Jones

Director, Co-founder, and Editor in Chief at Foreign Intrigue. Eric researches and writes about international affairs and US foreign policy, particularly Europe, Russia, the Balkans, the Caucasus, Central Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. You can email Eric at Eric.Jones@Foreign-Intrigue.com. Follow Eric on Twitter via @Intrigue_Jones. Follow Foreign Intrigue on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/ForeignIntrigue.