EP 16 Can Anyone See an Adult in the Foreign Policy Room?

America's foreign policy is the expression of its goals in the world and of how it proposes to achieve them, a reflection of the nation's interests and a guideline of how to interact with other countries. Global interdependence and the breakdown of traditional barriers has increased the complexity of foreign policymaking. The distinction between foreign and domestic issues is no longer pronounced, and as the global financial crisis of 2008 proved, local decisions have ripple effects abroad. Understanding how foreign policy is made and conducted in the U.S. is crucial to participating in this democratic project.

But how in the world does one uderstand the opening acts of the Trump Administration's foreign policy machinery?

Pamela Crossley of Dartmouth College and Sarwar Kashmeri of Norwich University pick up this thread in this and the next episode of "Orient Espresso."

Listen on PRX: Can Anyone See an Adultin the Foreign Policy Ruoom?