USSC Associate Professor Dr David Smith talks to FIVEAA about potential problems the Albanese government may encounter during a second Trump administration, including Kevin Rudd’s position as Ambassador to the United States. Dr Smith speculates that Rudd's previous negative commentary on the former president may limit his access to Trump.

On AUKUS, Dr Smith states that although “at the moment it seems it's got enough momentum to continue,” Congress poses a greater threat to its implementation than a change in administration: “I don’t think AUKUS will be affected by a change in government from either side of the Pacific.”