Trump or Biden? Either way, global Britain should prepare to step into the void – City AM

Director of the British Foreign Policy Group, Sophia Gaston, wrote for City AM in light of our latest research paper exploring ‘where next for US foreign policy?’

Sophia argued that: “A Biden victory will inevitably represent a step change in the tone and substance of America’s foreign policy. The restoration of the United States’ commitment to multilateralism, to the western alliance, and to its moral leadership on the world stage will be meaningful — and quickly realised. There can be no doubt that the stakes are high, and that a Biden win will herald some degree of reversal.

Nonetheless, those anticipating a return to the status quo of the Clinton or Bush years, or even to the early days of the Obama administration, will be kept waiting. The structural realities of America’s domestic social landscape and the instincts guiding its foreign policy have evolved dramatically over the past decade. Its people have been conditioned to question the self-interest in America’s traditional role as an interventionist power.”

You can read the full article here.


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