Marie O’Reilly, PRI – October 25, 2016
As the election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump nears, the prospects have never been greater that the United States could join the 50 other democracies that have been led by a woman. So it’s timely to ask: What might this mean for American gender equality and foreign policy?
Tim Hains, Real Clear Politics – May 1, 2016
“I’ll be much tougher than her, I will have much more respect than her from foreign countries. In fact, I read today where they’re very concerned with me, they feel I’m very strong, very tough and they’re very concerned. So, that’s a little opposite of what you’re telling me. That’s a psychological thing which frankly is good. Let them be a little concerned.
Maureen Dowd, New York Times – May 1, 2016
It seems odd, in this era of gender fluidity, that we are headed toward the most stark X versus Y battle since Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs.
David Rothkopf, Foreign Policy – December 31, 2015
But for the Clinton presidency to be historically important, voters should ask themselves not what a vote for her means on election or inauguration day, but what it will mean at the end of her term (whether that will be in 2020 or in 2024).
Dan Merica, CNN – November 23, 2015
Hillary Clinton said Sunday she believes that because rape is increasingly being used as a weapon of war, the United States should help the victims by finding a way to get around a law that bars U.S. foreign assistance funds for abortion.
Linh Ta, Des Moines Register – November 23, 2015
Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio said Monday that the appropriate U.S. response to this month’s terrorist attacks in Paris is to defeat and humiliate the Islamic State worldwide.
Chuck Todd, Mark Murray, and Carrie Dann, Meet the Press, NBC News – November 19, 2015
In a speech she’ll deliver this morning in New York, Hillary Clinton will describe her strategy to combat ISIS. And you can expect a hawkish-sounding address, especially compared with President Obama’s rhetoric.
Bonnie Kristian – The Week, November 18, 2015
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has made her foreign policy experience a focus of her presidential campaign, and Republican Carly Fiorina won marks for gamely answering questions about the Middle East which Donald Trump couldn’t handle. But following last week’s attacks in Paris, both may struggle to convince voters of their national security chops. That’s because Americans tend to place less trust in women’s ability to deal with foreign policy.
Ryan Struyk, ABC News – November 14, 2015
As Democratic presidential candidates prepared to debate less than 24 hours after devastating attacks in Paris, a recent poll found thatDemocratic primary voters trust Hillary Clinton more than Bernie Sanders to handle an international crisis. More than half of Democratic voters — 53 percent — said they are “very confident” in the former secretary of state’s ability to lead in a foreign affairs crisis, according to a national CBS/NYT poll released Thursday. But only 16 percent say the same of Bernie Sanders.
Michael Isikoff, Yahoo Politics – September 28, 2015
Positioning herself as a steely advocate of aggressive counterterrorism programs, Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina offered a vigorous defense of CIA waterboarding as a tactic that helped “keep our nation safe” in the aftermath of 9/11.