The Democrats have taken control of the US House of Representatives after Tuesday's midterm elections, while the Republicans tightened their grip on the Senate.

The split sets the stage for a different mood during the second half of President Donald Trump's term, including potential consequences for his administration's foreign policy.

The Democrats now have more power to potentially influence governmental decisions, be it related to Russia, Saudi Arabia or the Israel-Palestine issue.

Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom


Karl Widerquist - associate professor at Georgetown University in Qatar

Eli Clifton - fellow at The Nation Institute

Rami G Khouri - senior fellow at Harvard Kennedy School

Source: Al Jazeera News