Will US Presidential Election Hinge on Foreign Policy? Harvard Scholar’s Insights on the Matter

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 this is due to the economy not favoring Biden as much as expected and the lack of major foreign policy successes for him 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. On important issues such as China policy, he notes that Biden’s approach has built on Trump’s policies, especially focusing on high-tech issues.

While there are certainly differences between Trump and Biden in foreign policy, Walt argues 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 gzeromedia.com/gzeroworld or on US public television.

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