Science, Development, Foreign Policy Communities Express Uncertainty Over Impact Of U.S. Presidential Election Results

Devex: Trump win sends shockwaves through development world
“The election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president is sure to send shockwaves throughout the global development community as worries rise about his aid policy and stated position on climate change. Little is known about exactly what a Trump presidency means for foreign aid, in part because in this election development issues have been largely overshadowed by debates over national security, immigration, and a myriad of highly personalized attacks…” (Saldinger, 11/9).

Nature: How scientists reacted to the U.S. election results
“Nature rounds up reaction from researchers to Donald Trump’s election as the next U.S. president. Trump, a Republican, had trailed his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, in polls leading up to the 8 November election day, but pulled out a surprising victory…” (Morello, 11/9).

Reuters: Outlines of Trump foreign policy are largely uncharted territory
“U.S. President-elect Donald Trump may try to improve ties with Russia, tear up trade deals with Mexico and Pacific nations, and abandon U.S. allies in Europe and Asia if they don’t spend more on their own defense — or, he may not. Foreign governments are uncertain how much of Trump’s rhetoric will be translated into policy because he has frequently made contradictory statements and provided few details of how he would deal with the world or who he would appoint to key posts…” (Mohammed/Landay, 11/9).

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