PhD student Chloe Doherty offers personal reflections on the emotional rollercoaster of the Donald Trump presidency.
Lewis Bloodworth, a third year student of Politics and Global Governance at Canterbury Christ Church University provides an interesting take on the implications of Donald Trump’s victory.
Donald Trump has won the U.S. presidential election 2016 – read a first round of commentaries from our experts at Canterbury Christ Church University.
Dr Andre Barrinha, Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations
“In terms of foreign policy, I think it will be particularly interesting to see what the now President-elect Donald Trump will do regarding NATO and Russia. Despite his sceptical stance towards the Atlantic Alliance during the campaign (partially reversed in one of the debates with Hillary Clinton when he said he was ‘all for NATO’) , I suspect the US support for NATO will continue. The business as usual attitude may not apply to the currently tense relations between Russia and the US. Trump has more than once declared its admiration for President Putin and conspiracy theories aside, we could see a rapprochement between Washington and Moscow, which could have important implications for Eastern Europe and the Middle East. More due to the tone of his campaign than anything else, it will also be interesting to see how relations with Mexico and the Muslim world will unfold. Finally, in Brussels, Berlin and other European capitals, Washington will certainly feel a distant place today. One has to wonder if London woke up with the same feeling…”