Pre-elec­tions have only just start­ed in the U.S. and they arouse inter­est all over the world.

Wal­ter Rus­sell Mead shared insights on the can­di­dates’ stand­ings and var­i­ous view­points as well as their pos­si­ble impact on for­eign affairs. We explored the pit­falls of the elec­tion sys­tem and dis­cussed the strong show­ings of out­siders and mav­er­icks in both parties.

What nation­al and inter­na­tion­al chal­lenges will the next U.S. pres­i­dent face, and what impact will he or she have on glob­al affairs? What kind of geopo­lit­i­cal shifts are tak­ing shape and how will U.S. for­eign pol­i­cy con­tin­ue to change the course of the world? These were the ques­tions at the expert round­table dis­cus­sion with Wal­ter R. Mead with the title „The next U.S. pres­i­dent – An insider’s view on elec­tion prospects and glob­al impacts” in coop­er­a­tion with the U.S. Embassy Vien­na and Aus­tro-Amer­i­can Soci­ety of Upper Austria.