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Tough lines on Ukraine and China: Seeing policy fallout from U.S. election

By Steven Erlanger and Alexandra Stevenson

11 Nov 2022 · 6 min read

Editor's Note

Republicans made only small gains in the U.S. legislature. The New York Times analyzes what this means for the world, specifically Ukraine, NATO, and China.

BRUSSELS — As the contours of the new U.S. Congress become clearer, diplomats and policy analysts are trying to discern what it will mean for American support for Ukraine’s fight against Russia, for NATO and for what may be an even tougher line on China.

With the Republicans apparently heading for a narrow victory in the House of Representatives and the fate of the Senate uncertain, the analysts expect at a minimum that Europe will be under more pressure to increase its financial and military support for Ukraine.

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