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What will the substantive foreign, trade and security policy differences be between a Trump 2 or Biden 1 administration?  

Jordan Small
Executive Director, NZUS Council

It was great to host Richard Fontaine – CEO of influential DC think tank, the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) – for a discussion on U.S. foreign policy under a new U.S. administration, either Trump 2 or Biden 1.

Richard served as foreign policy advisor to the McCain 2008 presidential campaign and subsequently as the minority deputy staff director on the Senate Armed Services Committee. Prior to that, he served as Associate Director for Near Eastern Affairs at the National Security Council (NSC) from 2003-04. He also worked on Southeast Asian issues in the NSC’s Asian Affairs directorate.

This discussion starts by taking a look at the current campaign and current polling before diving deep into the likely foreign, security and trade policy implications of either a second-term Trump administration or a Biden administration following on from four years of Trump. In many areas there will likely be very little substantive difference between them reflecting the geopolitical and competitive context.

It’s an interesting discussion and well worth putting some time aside to watch/listen to.  Also check out our other election series speakers.

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