From Trump to Biden: Foreign Policy Takes Center Stage in Upcoming US Presidential Election

The Impact of the US Election on Global Relations

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

Walt believes that while there are differences between a second Biden or Trump term in terms of foreign policy, these may not be as significant as many expect. He argues that on important issues, there isn’t a huge gap between the two candidates. Specifically, Walt mentions China policy, noting that Biden’s approach has built on Trump’s policies, especially focusing on high-tech issues.

Despite the differences between Trump and Biden in foreign policy, Walt suggests that their second administrations may have similar outcomes in areas such as the Middle East and Ukraine. However, he does 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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