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What the Midterm Results Mean for U.S. Foreign Policy

MIN READNov 16, 2022 | 21:21 GMT

The U.S. Capitol building is seen in Washington D.C. on Nov. 14, 2022.

The U.S. Capitol building is seen in Washington D.C. on Nov. 14, 2022.

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The United States' return to a divided Congress will significantly limit its response to more politically-charged foreign policy issues, like immigration and climate change. But the impact on Washington's approach to critical issues -- like containing China's influence and helping Ukraine fend off Russia's invasion -- will be more modest. The Nov. 7 midterm elections have left the United States with a divided government and Congress, with the Democratic Party retaining control of the Senate and the Republican Party gaining control of the House of Representatives. While Republicans performed below expectations, the overall outcome was largely expected, as such a split result has become typical in recent years after midterm elections....

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