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What Foreign Policy Challenges Will The Next President Face?

US President Barack Obama speaks at a Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016.  
Obama fielded questions on May 25 on everything from rap and weed smoking to leadership and his good looks at a lively town hall-style meeting with young Vietnamese, who say the US leader is a far cry from their staid Communist rulers. (CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama speaks at a Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City on May 25, 2016. Obama fielded questions on May 25 on everything from rap and weed smoking to leadership and his good looks at a lively town hall-style meeting with young Vietnamese, who say the US leader is a far cry from their staid Communist rulers. (CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama came into office promising to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but he’ll leave the White House with thousands of American troops on the ground in those countries. And he’s initiated military action in a handful of other countries.

So which foreign policy legacy will he leave the next president, and which options will that person have to respond to ISIS, for instance?

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Greg Myre of NPR and Rami Khouri of the American University of Beirut.

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