The first US presidential debate is scheduled for Tuesday morning Australian time. Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Race to the White House – foreign policy disputes, first presidential debate, and Trump Jnr’s tweet

Race to the White House – Episode Two. The Conversation, CC BY-ND27.6 MB (download)

This week on Race to the White House, Brendon O’Connor, Tom Switzer and Emma Lancaster are joined by Gorana Grgic to discuss the very real foreign policy disputes between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Is Trump a realist, conscious of the costs and limits of the use of force? Or is he more a hardline nationalist in foreign affairs? And is Clinton likely to distinguish her foreign policy from Barack Obama’s?

Also on the agenda: a preview of the first US presidential debate, Donald Trump Jr’s tweet that likened Syrian refugees to poisoned Skittles, and the debate over how to handle the recent terror incidents in the US.


The Race to the White House podcast is a collaboration between the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, 2ser 107.3 and The Conversation.

Emma Lancaster is a multi-platform journalist, and is the producer of The Wire on 2ser 107.3. If you have questions about the podcast or have any suggestions about what we should discuss, contact Emma on Emma@2ser.com

2ser 107.3 is a community radio station jointly owned by Macquarie University and the University of Technology, Sydney.