We are part of a global economy. What are your views on the eurozone crisis and what should the U.S. position be?
How can the United States orchestrate international solutions to transnational problems without maintaining a leadership role in the U.N.?
When, where, and why should the United States seek regime change in unfriendly countries?
Herman Cain says that he would strengthen national defense. What, specifically, does he mean by that? More ground troops? More ships? More airplanes? More wars? What?
Do you support a broad-ranging democracy agenda? If so, how should we relate to Saudi Arabia?
Will you be willing, for the sake of the country, to put aside the campaign rhetoric and partisan differences to find the middle ground where the real progress occurs?
How involved should the U.S. remain in multilateral institutions such as the United Nations, World Bank, NATO, Organization of American States? In an age of austerity, how should we be rethinking our contributions and commitment?
Was Libya a prototype for future activities, or an aberration? Why Libya but not Syria?
What do you believe is the proper role of the U.S. now in Libya?
Should the United States take a different approach to the Israel-Palestine peace process? If so, what should it be?
Do you believe the policies of the current Israeli government, including policies toward the occupied territories, are fully consistent with U.S. interests? On any matters on which they are not consistent, how do you intend to advance and protect U.S. interests?
How should the U.S. address the "war on drugs in Mexico" and threats from transnational criminal organizations in the Americas?
Is Mexico a threat to our security? In April, President Obama meets with all of his hemispheric colleagues except Cuba at the Summit of the Americas; what should he say to them?
What would you do with captured terrorists—try them in U.S. courts, allow CIA agents to question them, or hold them in Guantanamo Bay?
What do you view as the greatest security threat to the United States, and how do you plan to address it?
What are the principal external threats facing the United States today?
What policies of President Obama would you continue?
America has made regrettable foreign-policy decisions during the past 50 years, from expansion in Vietnam to justifications for Iraq intervention to backing for autocrats from Marcos to Duvalier to Hussein to Mubarak. Why do we believe we are somehow exceptional? Isn't humility a better approach to viewing and presenting our country?
National Journal’s National Security Insiders Poll is a periodic survey of defense and foreign-policy experts. They include:
Gordon Adams, Charles Allen, Thad Allen, James Bamford, David Barno, Samuel "Sandy" Berger, David Berteau, Stephen Biddle, Nancy Birdsall, Milt Bearden, Peter Bergen, Kit Bond, Paula Broadwell, Steven Bucci, Nicholas Burns, Dan Byman, James Jay Carafano, Phillip Carter, Michael Chertoff, Frank Cilluffo, James Clad, Richard Clarke, Steve Clemons, Joseph Collins, William Courtney, Roger Cressey, Gregory Dahlberg, Richard Danzig, Andrew Exum, Eric Farnsworth, William Fallon, Jacques Gansler, Daniel Goure, Mike Green, Mark Gunzinger, Jim Harper, Michael Hayden, Pete Hoekstra, Bruce Hoffman, Paul Hughes, Donald Kerrick, Lawrence Korb, Andrew Krepinevich, Charlie Kupchan, W. Patrick Lang, James Lindsay, Trent Lott, Brian McCaffrey, Steven Metz, Franklin Miller, Philip Mudd, John Nagl, Kevin Nealer, Paul Pillar, Stephen Rademaker, Marc Raimondi, Celina Realuyo, Bruce Riedel, Barry Rhoads, Marc Rotenberg, Kori Schake, Mark Schneider, John Scofield, Tammy Schultz, Stephen Sestanovich, Sarah Sewall, Jennifer Sims, Constanze Stelzenmüller, Frances Townsend, Mick Trainor, Suzanne Spaulding, Ted Stroup, Dov Zakheim.