Lars Brozus, Marco Overhaus

US Foreign Policy after the 2016 Elections

Presidential Contenders’ Opposing Concepts and Domestic Political Dynamics

SWP Comment 2016/C 33, July 2016, 4 Pages

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are an unlikely couple. She the experienced politician and former Secretary of State, he the outsider, whose opinions frequently appear crude and contradictory. Moreover, they both advocate completely different ideals as far as America’s role in the world is concerned. Clinton champions a liberal international order, to the preservation of which the USA is dedicating significant resources, while Trump is putting his chips on “America first”. Which of these ideals will shape US politics in the future does not solely depend on the presidential election results. The policy realignment currently being implemented by the two major parties could prove just as relevant.

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