Past event

Research Event

The Presidential Campaign and the Future of American Foreign Policy

Chatham House, London, UK

US and the Americas Programme

Participants

Michael Mandelbaum, Christian A. Herter Professor of American Foreign Policy, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies

Overview

The forthcoming election in the United States is of huge importance for the rest of the world. The leading candidates have offered starkly different paths for America’s global position and engagement. The United States remains the most important actor in international affairs and any change of course could have drastic implications for America’s allies and partners.

Whoever wins the White House, they look to forge a new foreign policy for the United States, setting itself apart from the previous administration. Drawing on his recent publication, Mission Failure: America and the World in the Post-Cold War Era, Professor Mandelbaum will examine international factors influencing the ongoing presidential campaign and how the events of the past twenty-five years will shape the foreign policy of the next president.