As President Obama’s presidency draws to a close, it is time to take stock of his legacy and assess the kind of continuities and changes we may encounter during the next US presidency. His potential successors are very different, not only in matters of style, but also in their policy prescriptions. In foreign policy, many expect a dose of hard-nosed realism from Hillary Clinton when it comes to issues such as Russian expansionism or the Iranian nuclear dossier, but overall she is running on a ticket of international cooperation and dependability; a Trump presidency on the other hand would likely usher in considerable changes ranging from climate change, which he has portrayed as a Chinese conspiracy, to security and trade cooperation with Europe. Differences between the two candidates also span the domestic policy agenda, ranging from migration policies to reform of the prison system and healthcare.
This collaborative volume by CIDOB researchers explores the legacy of the Obama administration and offers a speculative outlook on things to come.
THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS AND THE OBAMA DOCTRINE: CONTINUITY OR CHANGE?
Paula de Castro
THE UNITED STATES: NEW ISOLATIONISM OR HEGEMONY WITH CHANGING ALLIANCES?
WHO'S AFRAID OF DONALD TRUMP? ASIA-PACIFIC, AMONG OTHERS
HAS THE SHALE REVOLUTION REALLY LED TO US DISENGAGEMENT FROM THE MIDDLE EAST?
TURKEY, EGYPT, SAUDI ARABIA AND ISRAEL: OLD FRIENDS OR UNTRUSTWORTHY ALLIES?
Eduard Soler i Lecha
OBAMA AND THE IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL
AFGHANISTAN, PAKISTAN & THE UNITED STATES
THE KREMLIN’S SHADOW OVER THE US ELECTIONS
Nicolás de Pedro
OBAMA'S LEGACY IN LATIN AMERICA: HINDRANCES FROM THE PAST, UNCERTAINTIES IN THE FUTURE
FOREIGN TRADE POLICY IN THE LIGHT OF A NEW PRESIDENCY
THE UNITED STATES AND AFRICA
EUROPE: ALLY OR SPENT FORCE?
MIGRATIONS: BETWEEN DEMOCRATIC CONTINUITY AND REPUBLICAN UPHEAVAL
CLIMATE CHANGE AT A CROSSROADS: WILL THE US ELECTION TRUMP THE PARIS AGREEMENT?