Garčević Discusses U.S. Election & Foreign Policy with PRVA TV

On Thursday, November 5, 2020, Ambassador Vesko Garčević, Professor of the Practice of International Relations at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, appeared on PRVA TV to discuss the 2020 U.S. presidential election and the country’s foreign policy goals under a new administration.

On the presidential election, Garčević discussed the campaigns run by both Donald Trump and Joe Biden, the topics that dominated those campaigns, as well as the current social, political, and economic landscapes in the U.S. He described the election as “the most litigious vote ever,” stating that the election is likely heading to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ultimately decided the election of 2000. Garčević then projected that Joe Biden would win the election.

Garčević also discussed the future of U.S./European, U.S./Russian, and U.S./China relations. He said that Washington’s approach to Russia will be more predictable and unfold within the parameters of their well-established patterns, which is not necessarily a bad thing for two states. However, if there is an area where the U.S. might experience a noticeable change of policy, it is in relations with the European Union (EU) and the relations between Washington and its allies in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

The full interview can be viewed below.

During his diplomatic career, Ambassador Vesko Garčević dealt with issues pertinent to European security and NATO for almost 14 years. In 2004, he was posted in Vienna to serve as Ambassador to Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. He had been a Montenegro’s Ambassador to NATO from 2010 until 2014 and served as a Montenegro’s National Coordinator for NATO from 2015 until he joined the faculty at the Pardee School. Learn more about him here.