Foreign Policy: A Key Factor in the 2020 US Presidential Election?

The Impact of the US Election on Global Relations

According to Harvard Kennedy School’s Stephen Walt, foreign policy will play a more significant role in the upcoming US presidential election. Walt believes that this is due to the economy not favoring Biden as much as expected and the lack of major foreign policy successes to tout.

In a recent interview on GZERO World with Ian Bremmer, Walt suggests that there may not be as significant differences between a second Biden or Trump term in terms of foreign policy. He points out that on important issues, there isn’t a huge gap between the two candidates. For example, Walt specifically mentions China policy, noting that Biden’s approach has built on Trump’s policies, especially 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 similar outcomes in areas such as the Middle East and Ukraine. However, he also notes that Trump’s nationalist and unilateralist tendencies may lead him to take a less supportive stance towards Europe and NATO.

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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