Domestic Policy After the Persian Gulf War

The University of Maryland sponsored its first annual policy conference on national and international issues. The conference, entitled… read more

The University of Maryland sponsored its first annual policy conference on national and international issues. The conference, entitled “The United States After Desert Storm: Focus on Domestic Issues,” concentrated on the issues facing the Bush administration as attention turns back from foreign policy issues to domestic issues after the Persian Gulf war. Issues addressed by panel members include crime, drugs, education, the federal deficit, failing U.S. cities, and the recession. Mr. Galston speculated on the short and long term effects of the Persian Gulf war. He said while the short term effects are becoming known, such as the rise in popularity of President Bush and his administration, the long term effects are much less clear: political observers have surmised that the win in the Gulf may trigger a political realignment in the U.S., making the Republicans the majority party, or it may start a new wave of political activism from those who are disenchanted by a government that moves quickly in foreign policy but does not adequately address domestic issues. Panel members examined the domestic issues which have recently gained attention after the war. close

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Program ID:
18066-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
College Park, Maryland, United States
First Aired:
May 21, 1991
Last Aired:
May 27, 1991

Airing Details

  • May 21, 1991 | 11:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 25, 1991 | 1:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 27, 1991 | 4:24am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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