Foreign Policy: Trump vs. Biden – A Less Dramatic Shift than Expected

The Impact of the US Election on Global Relations

The upcoming US presidential election is set to place a significant emphasis on foreign policy, according to Stephen Walt of the Harvard Kennedy School, who recently discussed his insights in an interview with Ian Bremmer on GZERO World. Walt believes that this shift is due to the economy not favoring Joe Biden as much as expected and the lack of major foreign policy successes under President Trump.

Walt suggests that while there may be differences between a second Biden or Trump term in terms of foreign policy, these differences may not be as significant as many expect. He notes that on important issues such as China policy, there isn’t a huge gap between the two candidates. In fact, 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 highlights potential areas where their second administrations may have divergent outcomes, such as in the Middle East and Ukraine. However, he also notes that Trump’s nationalist and unilateralist tendencies could 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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