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.