US election: Clinton vs Trump on foreign policy

How do Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump plan to deal with ISIL, Russia, China and Iran?

    The next US president will have to deal with a host of foreign policy issues, including turmoil in the Middle East, Russia expanding its sphere of influence, trade deals with China and the recently implemented Iran nuclear deal.

    However, the biggest challenge facing the next president is how to defeat the Islamic State of the Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group.

    Hillary Clinton is against deploying a large number of US troops to combat ISIL.

    The Democratic Party candidate is more in favour of a ground force drawn from within the region, particularly Sunni Arabs and Kurds in both Iraq and Syria.

    Meanwhile, Republican Donald Trump has vowed to ramp up the fight against the armed group without sending a large number of US troops. 

    Al Jazeera's Brandice Alexander takes a closer look at where both candidates stand on key foreign policy issues.

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    SOURCE: Al Jazeera News


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