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 October, 2000

Bush Foreign Policy Reaction (14.4 | 28.8)
All Things Considered, October 25, 2000

NPR's Julie McCarthy reports from London that the European allies are dismayed by suggestions from the George W. Bush camp that the United States should cut back its military operations in the Balkans. The Europeans fear that the proposals from Bush's national security expert, Condaleeza Rice, would undermine NATO principles of collective security and shared risk.

Bush and the Balkans (14.4 | 28.8)
All Things Considered, October 23, 2000

NPR Senior News Analyst Daniel Schorr examines the evolution of George W. Bush's policy on American involvement in the Balkans.

 September, 2000

Bush - Military (14.4 | 28.8)
All Things Considered, September 15, 2000

Republican Presidential candidate George W. Bush has sharply criticized the Clinton administration's national defense policy. He says the Clinton White House has undermined the U.S. military and let the defense forces decline. Bush has promised to "re-build" the military. But there are questions about how the candidate would pay for it. Though he has talked about a major upgrade, his actual proposal only involves a very small spending increase. NPR Pentagon Correspondent Steve Inskeep reports.

Foreign Policy in the Election (14.4 | 28.8)
Morning Edition, September 08, 2000

NPR's Mike Shuster reports on the limited role foreign policy plays in this year's presidential race.

 June, 2000
Bush - Foreign Policy (14.4 | 28.8)
All Things Considered, June 5, 2000
NPR's Ted Clark reports on questions raised about presidential candidate George W. Bush's inexperience in foreign affairs. Foreign policy rarely is a major factor in the electorate's choosing of candidates and, so far, Bush's lack of experience in this area has not hurt his ratings.

 February, 2000
Foreign Policy (14.4 | 28.8)
All Things Considered, February 28, 2000
NPR Senior News Analyst Daniel Schorr says that if China's relationship with the US becomes a campaign issue, there will be some rough seas for the countries' diplomats to sail.

Debate Impressions (14.4 | 28.8)
All Things Considered, February 16, 2000
NPR Senior News Analyst Daniel Schorr wonders what foreigners who saw last night's Republican debate might think of our election process.

 January, 2000
Gore's Past (14.4 | 28.8)
All Things Considered, January 31, 2000
Senior News Analyst Daniel Schorr says that the Vice President, on the defensive and eager to avoid alienating potential voters, has been rewriting the history of some of his positions.

 December, 1999
McCain's Foreign Policy
All Things Considered, December 2, 1999
We hear an excerpt of remarks on foreign policy made by Republican presidential hopeful and Arizona Sen. John McCain yesterday in a speech to the Republican Jewish Coalition.

 March, 1999
Presidential Politics: Foreign Policy
Morning Edition, March 22, 1999
NPR's Elizabeth Arnold reports on efforts by congressional Republicans and presidential hopefuls to shape the platform for the year 2000 elections. From nuclear espionage by China to U.S. troops in the Balkans, foreign policy is shaping up to be the Republicans' issue in the coming election. But with most Americans feeling content and prosperous, it may be difficult to get voters excited about foreign policy.

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