Foreign policy issues are usually not the driving force behind election campaigns. Compared with the high-pitched debate over domestic issues, only the most pressing foreign policy concerns become part of the public discussion. Yet the upcoming U.S. elections in November will have an impact around the globe. This will be reflected in the decisions made that affect not only the United States, but also its key allies, including Germany.
As the American voters evaluate their choice for the White House on November 8, the debates over economic and foreign policy issues in the U.S. all through the campaign toward Election Day will reverberate well beyond the United States. This Issue Brief is part of AICGS’ Annual Symposium in Germany, examining key issues at stake for the U.S. and Germany, including U.S. expectations of Germany and Europe; German and European expectations of the next President; foreign policy priorities and anticipated changes in foreign policy with a new American President; and areas of cooperation and conflict across the Atlantic in dealing with regional and global crises.
Made possible by the support of Cerberus Deutschland, Förderkreis des American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, LP, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP