Global Politics

Why Sloganeering has Eclipsed Nuance in US Presidential Debates

Although Tuesday night's presidential debate wasn't focused on global issues, discussion of the US role in China and Libya figured prominently.

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Susan Glasser, the editor of Foreign Policy magazine says when it comes to foreign policy, this year's US presidential campaign has moved beyond nuance and into unabashed sloganeering.

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    Foreign Policy Editor, Susan Glasser (Photo: Foreign Policy )

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    U.S. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney (R) and U.S. President Barack Obama speak at the same time during the second U.S. presidential campaign debate in Hempstead, New York, October 16, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS USA PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION)

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