At the weekend, we saw reports that No 10 Downing Street has concluded that Donald Trump is going to lose the US presidential election (paywall) and that it’s time to cosy up to his Democratic rival, Joe Biden.

The story had Jonathan Freedland thinking: “How will the US election affect America’s relationship with the rest of the world?”

How will leaders who have enjoyed Trump’s approach to international diplomacy adapt if Joe Biden takes office? And for American allies who have failed to warm to the president, could another four years of Trump take ties that have already been frayed and snap them altogether?

Here to help him try to answer all that is Guardian columnist Rafael Behr.

Donald Trump and Boris Johnson

Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters



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