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Foreign Policy Analysis - The 2020 U.S. Election

Foreign Policy Analysis - The 2020 U.S. Election

Compete in the shoes of diplomats in charge of briefing your Foreign Minister on the latest political event or crisis.

Competitors will write analytical briefings from the perspective of a foreign diplomat based in Washington D.C. following the results of the 2020 U.S. Election. Your Foreign Minister is requesting an analytical report on how the result of the election will impact your country’s relations with the U.S. going forward.

Competition FAQs

Young Diplomats Society hosted its inaugural Foreign Policy Analysis Competition at the end of 2020. 

Competitors wrote diplomatic briefings from the point of view of diplomats stationed in various embassies in Washington D.C. regarding the result of the U.S election. For the finals, competitors were asked to write a ministerial brief responding to a twist regarding an upcoming United Nations Security Council vote on the militarisation of the South China Sea.

Congratulations to the winner Nigel Huckle, who wrote for the United Kingdom! The runner up of the competition was Linda Ma, who wrote for Kenya. 

You can read the winning briefs below.

We’d like to thank ASPI Deputy Director of Professional Development Gill Savage and Sydney U.S. Consul-General Russell Comeau for their invaluable time and efforts judging and supporting this competition. Congratulations to all the competitors!

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