Search

BioScience
Brexit
Careers
Consumer Trends & Insight
Corporate Reputation
Crisis
Culture
Digital Trends
Edelman 67
Employee Engagement
Energy
Entertainment
Financial
General
General Election
Government Affairs
Graduate Scheme
Health
Innovation
Media
News
Technology
Trust
Women In The World
Purpose
Influencer Marketing
Integrated Marketing
Digital Design
Brand Marketing
Healthcare
Film Production
Community Management
Media Relations
Experiential
Corporate Communications & Advisory
Brand Strategy
Energy

Search

21 November 2016

The Implications of the US Election for Global Public Affairs

Brexit, Government Affairs

Donald J. Trump’s vague and inconsistent discourse both before and since the election, means it is still early to foresee the implications his election as the 45th President of the United States will have on either domestic policy or global politics and policy. Nonetheless, it is possible to deduct some features of Trump’s potential foreign policy.

President-elect Trump seems to be committed to abandon multilateralism, which has been the cornerstone of U.S. foreign policy since the collapse of the Soviet bloc. Even though the U.S. seemed to deviate from this in security issues around the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, it was still committed to a multilateral approach in the trade arena.

Trump seems to imagine a new world order made of strong national states and regional powers engaging with each other in strategic and transactional interactions. According to Trump, the U.S. will still trade with other nations and intervene in international security and military operations, but only where the country can play a dominant role in trade and issues touch domestic interests. On the basis of this underlying rationale, we will take a look at the potential implications of a new foreign policy on global public affairs in the areas of security, climate change, trade and democracy.

Edelman has prepared a briefing document on implications of the US election result, including perspectives from across the globe. Click here to read or see below.

If you are interested in receiving further insights on the US election please visit Edelman.com.

Please update your browser.

This website requires Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Internet Explorer 9+