US Foreign Policy Priorities

What difference can an election make?
Research paper Updated 14 December 2020 Published 15 October 2020 ISBN: 978 1 78413 422 8
Voters in protective masks wait in line to cast early ballots for US 2020 elections

The authors of this collection consider the most pressing foreign policy challenges for the next US president, and examine how the outcome of the 2020 election will affect these. 

The president will determine how the US’s diplomatic, economic and military resources are invested, and what value the administration will attach to existing alliances and multilateral institutions. 

Whoever sits in the White House will shape the trajectory of the US–China relationship and the global economy after the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as international cooperation on climate action, international trade and technology policy, and health.