US Election 2016: How the world views the White House race

​The 2016 Presidential election has been attracting wall-to-wall coverage in the US as the race has become increasingly narrow ahead of 8 November.


But what is the view of the contest for the White House around the world? Sky News’ team of correspondents take a look:
:: Israel

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Alex Rossi, Middle East Correspondent
It is at the moment the big question in the holy city of Jerusalem – “What will America’s next president mean for Israel?”
The relationship with the US has been strained over the last eight years. President Barack Obama and Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu have had major public spats at times.
Disputes over the handling of Iran, the treatment of the Palestinians and settlement building in the occupied territories made for great headlines and left the world with the impression that there was no love lost between the two men.
So will the tensions persist?
US policy towards Israel has historically transcended whoever’s feet are under the desk in the Oval office – it is strategy not tactics remember.
Shared interests and values still create a common bond but the US is changing – and so too is Israel.
The American Jewish community is more divided than ever before on Israel and its policies towards peace and the Palestinians.
Israel’s coalition government has been described as the most right wing in history and the expansion of the settlements – in terms of population density – means there are now more than half a million Israeli’s living across the “Green Line” in the West Bank.
For the US, a country steeped in constitutional liberalism, these issues could drive a wedge between the two countries. 
:: India and Pakistan

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Neville Lazarus, India Reporter
Never before has the US election been watched so carefully here in New Delhi and Islamabad. 
Whoever wins will have to hit the ground running as hostilities between the two nuclear armed neighbours are running ever so high.
During his campaign Donald Trump has equated the relations between the two countries as a “very, very hot tinderbox”.
Hillary Clinton is concerned about Pakistan running full speed to develop tactical nuclear weapons in their continuing hostility with India.
Both acknowledge the gravity of the situation.
The peace process between the two countries is almost broken and infiltration and subsequent attacks by militants on security forces have led to military strikes.
There are near daily ceasefire violations across borders killing dozens as both governments refuse to engage in talks.
Over the last few years India has tilted towards Washington while Pakistan has hedged its bets with China for economic and military ties.
Delhi fondly remembers the Clintons when they began engaging with India in the mid 1990s, but it has been the Republican Party that India has had close and substantial co-operation with, particularly on nuclear issues, trade and security.
:: China
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Katie Stallard, Asia Correspondent
A recent editorial in China’s Global Times newspaper summed up the choice now before American voters as: “Republican Donald Trump is seen as an unreliable lunatic, while Democrat Hillary Clinton is believed to be a liar that can’t be trusted”.
Viewed from China, this election is not just about the two candidates going up against each other, but the very system of Western democratic politics they represent.
An earlier edition pointed out that “Mussolini and Hitler came to power through elections”, noting comparisons with Trump. The subtext is not subtle.
The further this election cycle descends into scandal and acrimony, the more citizens here are told to be grateful for the comparative stability of one party rule.
It is excellent public relations for authoritarian rulers everywhere.
As to who China’s leadership actually wants to win, there is certainly no love lost with Hillary Clinton who they see as hectoring on human rights and anti-China – but Donald Trump is unpredictable.
And fun though this whole spectacle has been, ultimately the Communist Party values stability above all else.
:: South East Asia
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Tom Rayner, Foreign Correspondent
In the Asia-Pacific region, political leaders play a game of allegiance and the two candidates in the US election are likely to bring very different tactics to the table. 
It is a diplomatic arms race – competing with expansionist China to woo other countries in the region. The more on-side, the better.