The Impact of the US Election on Global Relations

The Upcoming US Presidential Election and the Role of Foreign Policy: A Harvard Kennedy School Scholar’s Insights

Foreign policy is expected to play a more significant role in the upcoming US presidential election, according to Harvard Kennedy School’s Stephen Walt. In a recent interview on GZERO World with Ian Bremmer, Walt explained that this was due to the economy not favoring Biden as much as expected and the lack of major foreign policy successes to tout.

Walt believes that there may not be a significant difference between a second Biden or Trump term in terms of foreign policy. He pointed out that on important issues, there isn’t a huge gap between the two candidates. Specifically, Walt mentioned China policy, noting that Biden’s approach has built on Trump’s policies, particularly focusing on high-tech issues.

Despite some differences between Trump and Biden in foreign policy, Walt believes that their second administrations may have similar outcomes in areas such as the Middle East and Ukraine. However, he did highlight the potential for Trump to take a less supportive stance towards Europe and NATO due to his nationalist and unilateralist tendencies.

Overall, Walt’s analysis suggests that while there are differences between Trump and Biden in foreign policy, the outcomes may not be drastically different in certain areas. Viewers can catch GZERO World with Ian Bremmer every week on or on US public television.

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