Raised in the US but having German citizenship i am an insider and outsider. Just came back to Germany from a business trip to Kazan, Russia. Overall it was 5 hours of flight time and i used some leasure time to read international newspapers. It was just after the 3rd debate and papers were full of that. Most articles showed some irritation on how little educated both candidates were in foreign affairs. Another puzzlement was about the lack of real long term strategic planning.
As one German paper put it: It is like a crop field with foul water on it. One candidate tries to solve the issue by pouring fresh water over the land, the other candidate is trying to dry up the land. Both solutions will end in a bad harvest and none of them is thinking about irrigation, building dams, in others words: ending the laissez faire policy.
There is a general uneasiness in Europe about the Presidential campaign. Another 2 or 3 presidents of the O. or R. calibre and the US has had it. The only number that is growing is population. The rest will stagnate at best and US influence on world politics and economy will decrease. The last sentences were my own and not cited from a newspaper.