Two Sanford Professors Hold Opposing Views on Foreign Policy and the Election

Two professor who teach at the Sanford School present very different views about the foreign policy aspects of the 2012 presidential election and of the candidates in essays published by Foreign Policy magazine. 

Bruce Jentleson, professor of public policy and political science, in the article he co-authored with Charles Kupchan,  "A Dangerous Mind," argues that a Romney administration would bring the return of the failed neo-con policies of the Bush administration.

Peter Feaver, professor of political science and public policy, in his article, "Sound and Sensible," argues that a Romney administration would return to more bipartisan policies and that Obama has several foreign policy failures in his record.

Both professors have served in policy positions in federal government. From June 2005 to July 2007, Feaver Special Advisor for Strategic Planning and Institutional Reform on the National Security Council Staff at the White House in the Bush administration, where his responsibilities included the national security strategy, regional strategy reviews, and other political-military issues. Jentleson was Senior Advisor to the U.S. State Department Policy Planning Director, 2009-2011 for the Obama administration and has served as a foreign policy advisor to the Obama campaign.