Donald Trump’s nomination as the Republican presidential candidate in 2016 was seen as an unconventional choice for the Republican party, with his later win being viewed as a retaliation to ‘establishment’ party leaders in D.C.
Since taking office in 2016, however, Trump has successfully consolidated Republican support and retains high approval ratings amongst Republican voters.
How will internal divisions within the Republic Party on foreign policy matters concerning Iran, North Korea and China be resolved, and how will this influence broader foreign policy debates? If Republicans retain control of the Senate, what can we expect for US foreign policy under a divided government?
Dr Kori Schake, Director of Foreign and Defense Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute Professor
Professor Matthew Kroenig, Professor, Department of Government, Edmund A Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University; Deputy Director, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council
Chair: Dr Leslie Vinjamuri, Director, US and the Americas Programme, Chatham House