U.S. in Transition - Foreign Policy and Security Implications
It is no surprise that in today’s interconnected world political elections have cross cutting impacts on not only domestic, but also foreign affairs. Statements regarding U.S. foreign policy made by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump during the campaign process, combined with his transition team’s decisions moving forward, have people across the globe wondering what the new administration’s foreign policy will entail. Non-interventionist rhetoric that has reemerged of late is not a new phenomenon in the U.S.; however, the factors that lead to its modern day appeal could play a role in the future of U.S. foreign and security policies. Furthermore, there are possibilities that new kinds of relationships will form between the U.S., Russia, and China. Derek Chollet, counselor and senior advisor for security and defense policy at GMF, provides valuable insight on these topics in conversation with Filip Vojvodic Medic of GMF leadership programs.