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

A broadcast of the final debate between President US Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in West Hollywood, California, on Oct 22, 2020.PHOTO: AFP

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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