The next US president will face numerous foreign policy challenges including heightened tensions across Europe, the Middle East and the South China Sea. Bringing together US foreign policy experts who have worked with presidential candidates from both parties, we will look at how a Democrat or Republican president might influence international affairs in 2017 and beyond.

Frank Jannuzi was policy director for the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee from 1997-2012, where he advised committee chairmen Joe Biden and John Kerry.

Richard Fontaine served as foreign policy advisor to John McCain for more than five years, including during the 2008 presidential campaign.

Both experts offered exceptional insight into how a president from either major party might handle the world stage. They were joined by USSC Research Director James Brown who moderated the debate.