On October 8, 2020, Foreign Policy published an article authored by Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance's Helen Milner, in collaboration with faculty members from Georgetown University and William & Mary’s Global Research Institute. The article, titled "Trump, COVID-19, and the Future of International Order," presents findings from a survey of international relations scholars at U.S. and European universities. Scholars, who were asked to express their views of the international order over the next five years, predicted "declines in the number of democracies and opportunities for trade and investment, and dramatic increases in civil wars, human rights abuses, and collapsing state institutions." Experts who predicted Donald Trump's victory in the November election also predicted higher likelihoods of war with China, higher barriers for immigrations into the U.S, and the U.S. government's withdrawal from the World Trade Organization.
The link to the full report can be found here.