Juliette Kayyem on domestic and foreign policy

A domestic policy debate? Not really
The Boston Globe
October 1, 2012
Op-ed by: Juliette Kayyem, lecturer in public policy with the Belfer Center and member of the Belfer Center Board of Directors
Topic: Domestic and foreign policy

“The presidential debate on Wednesday night is an opportunity for the candidates to discuss, exclusively, ‘domestic policy.’ But that very division of ‘domestic’ and ‘foreign’ policy has always been forced. For all the talk about the meaning of these forums, the reason why debates can be so phony is because we’ve bought into the false notion that certain issues turn on and others turn off at our borders.”

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