Matt Frei: Is This The End Of Pax Americana?

5 November 2016, 13:30 | Updated: 5 November 2016, 13:57

Matt Frei

For many years America has been a force for peace and security around the world, but Matt Frei asks if that has been shattered by this year’s bitter election.

Talking from Washington DC, LBC’s Matt Frei explained why many are starting to worry about the impact of the brutal battle for the White House on America’ influence around the world.

“This is a question that has been asked over and over again by very sober minded intelligent Americans Republicans and Democrats who live in this city and elsewhere in this great country and have been just tearing their hair out at the negative a nasty nature of this campaign.”

"Is a truly ugly spectacle and it does not bode well for frankly for the future of America and indeed it's engagement with the rest of the world. So I think about America you think about America specially since the Second World War America has, by and large, give or take the occasional misguided war, they've been a benign force on this planet.”

“The Pax Americana has been about fundamentally positive experience for most of Europe and much of Asia.”