Whilst the 3 November US presidential election results remain extremely tight and could prove contested for weeks, former Vice President Joe Biden has emerged as the clear frontrunner and as such the likely successor to incumbent Donald Trump.

The campaign itself largely centered on domestic issues – the economy and Mr Trump’s Covid-19 response chief among them – but the two candidates hold distinctly different views on foreign policy, which will no doubt have major consequences for US policy in the Middle East. (CONTINUED - 1304 WORDS)