№149: The Global Outlook of the Top Five Candidates in the U.S. Presidential Election Cover Image

№149: The Global Outlook of the Top Five Candidates in the U.S. Presidential Election
№149: The Global Outlook of the Top Five Candidates in the U.S. Presidential Election

Author(s): Cordelii Buchanan Ponczek
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, Electoral systems
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: USA; Bernie Sanders; Donald Trump; Hillary Clinton; Marco Rubio; Ted Cruz; elections
Summary/Abstract: Traditionally, there is a partisan split on foreign policy in the United States: Republican candidates and voters worry more about terrorism, defence and national security than Democratic candidates and voters, thereby putting more stock in foreign policy issues, which manifests itself in the aggressiveness—of lack thereof—of each party’s foreign policy platform. But the candidates in the 2016 U.S. presidential election can be categorised by more than just party: a line can also be drawn between conventional candidates—Hillary Clinton, a Democrat, and Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, Republicans—and unconventional candidates—Donald Trump, a Republican, and Bernie Sanders, a Democrat. Should a conventional candidate be elected president, U.S. foreign policy would be based on predictable adaptation to the changing international environment. An unconventional candidate, however, would be a wild card, whose actions would be difficult to predict.

  • Page Count: 7
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: English