US elections

US election: Foreign policy continuity if Trump wins, return to mainstream diplomacy if Biden succeeds

If Mr Joe Biden wins the race to the White House, analysts expect the US to engage in more dialogues with China on a wider range of issues. PHOTO: REUTERS
If Mr Joe Biden wins the race to the White House, analysts expect the US to engage in more dialogues with China on a wider range of issues. PHOTO: REUTERS

If President Donald Trump squeezes out an election win and occupies the White House for another four years, there is little doubt there would be policy continuity, analysts say.

While reports suggest the President may change his Defence Secretary Mark Esper, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will remain in the Cabinet, his loyalty burnished by his beaming in from Jerusalem at the Republican National Convention to support his boss.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 31, 2020, with the headline 'Much at stake'. Print Edition | Subscribe