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Expert comment Trumps presidency international security and intelligence affairs

Dr Rob Dover from the School of History, Politics and International Relations has commented on Donald Trump being elected as President of the United States.

Dr Dover said: “The election of Donald Trump to the US Presidency introduces an unusual period of uncertainty into international security and intelligence affairs. Whilst Secretary Clinton was the continuity candidate for international security, her opponent is - if his election rhetoric is to be believed - the disruption candidate. 

“Looking more widely, Trump has poured cold water on the notion of international trade deals, so the TTIP deal with the EU is even less likely to happen now than it has seemed for the past six months and for a BREXIT Britain his election may equally mean an accelerated trade deal to rescue an isolated UK, or a refusal to extend preferential terms as part of isolationism to embed the UK's difficult position.

“Either way, there is now radical uncertainty introduced into the international system as a result of Trump's election. We can only hope that as an experienced Chief Executive, Mr Trump surrounds himself with good advisers.”

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