US foreign policy in a critical year ahead

As the 2024 election cycle gets underway, experts discuss the implications for the US’s role in international affairs.

Members event Recording
15 November 2023 — 5:30PM TO 6:30PM
Chatham House and Online

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— Panellists discuss US policy on Ukraine, the Hamas-Israel war, China and other issues in the run-up to a presidential election.

As the US prepares for the 2024 general election, the world is anticipating a fraught year ahead.

The Republican nominee field sees the return of former president Donald Trump, who is already making his influence on the election known. Much of the Republican field have settled behind a decidedly ‘America first’ position. The impact on President Biden’s campaign remains to be seen.

With both eventual candidates likely to prioritize their domestic audiences, many are questioning America’s level of commitment abroad during this election period.

Key questions to be discussed by the panel include:

  • How should NATO and America’s European allies prepare for the 2024 election?
  • Can Ukraine count on continued American support over the next year? How has the crisis in the Middle East changed this calculus?
  • Will we see a substantial rise anti-China rhetoric and how will this affect the US position in Asia?
  • Will ‘America first’ principles be more palatable for an American audience?

As with all member events, questions from the audience drive the conversation.

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