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The role of foreign policy in the upcoming US presidential election: Expert insights from Stephen Walt of Harvard Kennedy School.

The Impact of the US Election on Global Relations

The role of foreign policy in the upcoming US presidential election: Expert insights from Stephen Walt of Harvard Kennedy School.

Foreign policy is expected to play a more significant role in the upcoming US presidential election, according to Stephen Walt of Harvard Kennedy School. Walt believes this is due to the economy not favoring Biden as much as anticipated and the lack of major foreign policy successes to showcase.

Walt predicts that the differences between a second Biden or Trump term in terms of foreign policy may not be as substantial as many believe. He notes that on important issues, there isn’t a significant gap between the two candidates. Walt specifically mentions China policy, stating that Biden’s approach has built on Trump’s policies, particularly focusing on high-tech issues.

Despite these similarities, Walt acknowledges that there are significant differences between Trump and Biden in foreign policy. He argues that their second administrations may have different 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.

In conclusion, 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 gzeromedia.com/gzeroworld or on US public television.

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