The Biden Agenda – FP
News and analysis about the administration’s policies—and the people putting them into practice.
- Agenda Trans-Atlantică – doc
- Agenda SUA-Rusia – doc
- Agenda SUA-China – doc
- Agenda SUA: Politica internă – doc
- Agenda SUA: Politica economică / Bidenomics – doc
Biden’s foreign policy: Reverse the Trump agenda but hit one similar note – Politico, 7.06
On his first international foray as president, the president aims to make a domestic case for America abroad.
Biden Should Pursue an Environmental Treaty for the Western Hemisphere – FP, 2.06
Latin American leaders have already made strides toward environmental protection. To achieve his own climate goals, Biden should cooperate with them. By Benjamin N. Gedan, deputy director of the Wilson Center’s Latin American program
Biden’s Democracy Agenda Faces First Big Test in Gaza – FP, 19.04
To break the cycle of violence, the United States could try to make both Israel and Palestine more responsive democracies. By Elise Labott, an adjunct professor at American University’s School of International Service and a columnist at Foreign Policy.
Can Biden Pivot to Asia While Israel and Gaza Burn? – FP, 14.05
Violence between Israelis and Palestinians is dragging the United States back into a conflict it hoped to avoid as it refocuses attention away from the Middle East. By Emma Ashford, a senior fellow in the New American Engagement Initiative at the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, and Matthew Kroenig, deputy director of the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council.
Biden Looks to the Future in First Defense Budget – FP, 28.05
But Biden’s planned cuts to current generation U.S. jets and ships and his makeover of the nuclear arsenal is likely to meet criticism in Congress. By Jack Detsch
Biden’s National Security Strategy Is Starry-Eyed About U.S. Allies – FP, 14.05
Managing rifts in alliances should be built into strategic planning. By Cornell Overfield, an associate research assistant at CNA.
Biden Is Going Protectionist. Republicans Are Going Off the Deep End. – FP, 1.06
Even after Trump has left office, ultranationalist views are still dominating his party. By James Traub, a nonresident fellow at New York University’s Center on International Cooperation and a columnist at Foreign Policy
Biden’s Goldilocks Foreign Policy – FP, 30.04
“America is back” wrestles with the lingering imprint of “America First.” By Elise Labott, an adjunct professor at American University’s School of International Service and a columnist at Foreign Policy.
Don’t Just Make Foreign Policy for Working Americans. Engage Them in It – FP, 20.04
The Biden administration’s new mantra falls one step short. By Daniel Baer
Why U.S. Cities and States Should Play a Bigger Role in Foreign Policy – FP, 19.04
Part of making foreign policy work better for Americans is empowering local leaders. By Nina Hachigian
The U.S. Military Needs Citizen-Soldiers, Not Warriors – FP, 19.04
The recent obsession with the term is misguided and harmful. By Bret Devereaux
Biden Just Made a Historic Break With the Logic of Forever War – FP, 16.04
But will he really end the United States’ other open-ended conflicts? By Stephen Wertheim
What to Do With U.S. Forces in the Persian Gulf – FP, 16.04
As the United States leaves Afghanistan, the question of troops in the Middle East to support the Afghan mission looms large. By Steven Simon, Richard Sokolsky
Biden’s War at Home Over Afghanistan Is Just Beginning – FP, 16.04
After making the right call on withdrawal, the U.S. president better get ready for second-guessing. By Stephen M. Walt
Biden to Complete Full Afghanistan Withdrawal by Sept. 11 – FP, 13.04
The move will finally end the United States’ longest war. By Robbie Gramer, Jack Detsch
Biden Faces His First Disasters in Yemen and Afghanistan – FP, 13.04
Unless it changes tack, the administration is about to make bad situations even worse. By John Hannah
The United States Must Pay the United Nations What It Owes – FP, 30.03
There are few better ways for the country to reclaim its credibility and moral authority. By Madeleine K. Albright, John D. Negroponte, Thomas R. Pickering
Will Biden’s Approach to China and Russia Work? – FP, 19.03
The new administration’s interim national security guidance gets many things right—but it has its shortcomings. By Emma Ashford, Matthew Kroenig
Democrats Push Biden to Ramp Up Spending on Diplomacy and Aid – FP, 16.03
A $12 billion funding boost aims to reverse some of the Trump damage. By Robbie Gramer
Biden Team Engaged in ‘Rigorous’ Debate Over Ending Forever War – FP, 12.03
With the 20th anniversary of 9/11 approaching, the president wants to declare success. But military and CIA careerists are said to be resisting. By Michael Hirsh
How Biden Benefits From Limiting His Own War Powers – FP, 11.03
Reforming the Authorization for Use of Military Force isn’t as altruistic as it seems. By Stephen M. Walt
Confidence, Humility, and the United States’ New Direction in the World – FP, 4.03
A transcript of Antony Blinken’s remarks on U.S. foreign policy.
Biden Can’t Claim ‘Moral Leadership’ While Sanctioning the ICC – FP, 3.03
Washington’s aversion to the court’s recent decision on Palestine is emblematic of a fundamental disconnect in U.S. foreign policy. By Sari Bashi
Noua prioritate a Americii: nation building at home – RFI, 25.02
Biden Was Right: America Is Back – FP, 23.02
The country’s reputation won’t be fixed anytime soon, but the fact that it’s trying is a sign of exceptionalism—and a return to the United States’ finest tradition. By Jonathan Tepperman
Biden Should End U.S. Hypocrisy on Israeli Nukes – FP, 19.02
For decades, U.S. presidents have pledged not to talk about Israel’s nuclear arsenal despite pushing for nonproliferation in the region. It’s time for Washington to end the double standard. By Victor Gilinsky, Henry Sokolski
Trump’s Worst 2 Military Mistakes for Biden to Fix – FP, 10.02
Some policies may be worth keeping, but Trump’s handling of allies and withdrawals from conflict zones are not among them. By Bradley Bowman
Biden Puts a Kinder, Gentler Spin on ‘America First’ – FP, 5.02
To lead abroad, Joe Biden argued in his first foreign-policy speech as president, America must heal itself. By Elise Labott
Diplomatie américaine : Joe Biden fixe les grands axes de sa politique étrangère – 5.02
- Le président américain #JoeBiden a promis jeudi une nouvelle ère après la politique étrangère brouillonne de son prédécesseur #DonaldTrump, déclarant lors de son premier discours de politique étrangère que les #EtatsUnis étaient de retour sur la scène internationale.
3 Takeaways from Biden’s Foreign Policy Speech – 5.02
- Biden outlined his immediate foreign policy agenda in a speech at the State Department. In addition to announcing the end of U.S. support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen, Biden spoke on the values that would guide his new administration’s foreign policy.
David Ignatius and Amy Walter on American unity and foreign policy in the Biden era – 5.02
- Two of America’s most influential and respected commentators, David Ignatius of The Washington Post and Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report, joined Lowy Institute Executive Director Dr Michael Fullilove for this conversation on the Biden administration, American unity and recovery after the Trump administration and Covid-19, and the early indications of President Biden’s international policies.
President Biden speaks at the State Department – 4.02
- U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the State Department on the day he meets with Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
Foreign-Policy Pragmatism Is Back. So Are Its Flaws.
A new book by a Biden administration official puts a spotlight on the wisdom—and limits—of diplomatic competence. By Jeremi Suri
Reviving the Nuclear Deal Gives the U.S. More Leverage Over Iran – FP, 15.02
Maintaining maximum pressure to inflict more pain won’t bring Tehran back to the negotiating table or halt Iran’s nuclear ambitions. By Mahsa Rouhi
Biden Taps Obama Administration Diplomat as New Iran Envoy – FP, 29.01
Robert Malley, who has faced sharp criticisms from Republican lawmakers, will be tasked with trying to get Iran back to the negotiating table on its nuclear program. By Robbie Gramer, Jack Detsch
What a New Iran Nuclear Deal Really Requires – FP, 27.01
To get Washington’s Gulf partners on board, Biden needs an actual strategy for protecting them and ways to make them contribute to it. By Bilal Y. Saab
Biden’s Biggest Foreign-Policy Headaches – FP, 28.01
The U.S.-Saudi relationship and increased Chinese pressure on Taiwan are just two of the and other vexing problems for the new president. By Jack Detsch, Robbie Gramer
What Do the Confirmation Hearings Tell Us About Biden’s Foreign Policy? – FP, 22.01
With Avril Haines and Lloyd Austin confirmed, key officials are starting to offer hints of what’s in store. By Emma Ashford, Matthew Kroenig
From Foreign Policy Magazine to Biden’s Foreign Policy – FP, 22.01
FP’s preemptive preview of the coming administration. By Cameron Abadi, Allison Meakem
Changing of the Guard – FP, 21.01
Biden’s cabinet nominees have made a lot of promises in their Senate confirmation hearings. Whether they keep them will define the president’s foreign-policy legacy. By Robbie Gramer, Jack Detsch
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Transition 2021 – CFR
President-Elect Joe Biden will enter the White House after four years of upheaval for U.S. foreign policy. CFR offers a full suite of resources to help navigate the transition.
President-Elect Biden on Foreign Policy – CFR
President-Elect Joe Biden will face a suite of challenges on the global stage, from nuclear tensions with North Korea to coordinating a response to the ongoing pandemic.
Transition 2021 Series: The First 100 Days and Beyond – CFR, 7.01
- Richard Haass and David Rubenstein discuss the most pressing foreign policy challenges to greet the Biden administration, including U.S.-China relations, cybersecurity, climate change, nuclear proliferation, and the pandemic, in the first event in CFR’s Transition 2021 series.
US Foreign Policy Priorities – Chatham House
- Foreign Policy Priorities for the Biden Administration – CH, 14.01
Examining key US foreign policy plans for climate, trade, security, and the Middle East, and the importance of strengthening global relationships and democracy.
It Takes More Than a Diverse Cabinet to Advance a Feminist Foreign Policy – FP, 20.01
The Biden administration must move beyond superficial inclusion and actively promote gender equality globally while seeking to reverse the harm done in the name of forever wars. By Toni Haastrup, Paul Kirby
More Black Ambassadors Would Highlight America’s Greatest Strengths – FP, 19.01
An open position in China is an opportunity to show U.S. diversity. By Bryce C. Barros
What’s Next after the US Inauguration? Trends and Predictions in American Foreign Policy – CH, 20.01
- From climate change to trade wars, the coronavirus to civil unrest, the US faces outsized and evolving global threats. Will 2021 signal a new shift in policies for the US? What guiding principles will orient America’s role in the world? What issues are likely to be at the top of the agenda for the president and for Congress, and how will the decisions they make affect the UK and other countries?
Etats-Unis – Iran : Hassan Rohani prie Joe Biden de revenir à l’accord de 2015 sur le nucléaire – 20.01
The Biden Inheritance: Domestic and Foreign Policy in 2021 – Carnegie Connects, 19.01
- On January 20 Joseph R. Biden will become the 46th President of United States, inheriting a set of domestic challenges more acute than any President since Franklin D. Roosevelt. Abroad, the new president will confront a formidable international environment marked by global challenges and powers large and small willing and able to test U.S interests and influence. In the face of a surging pandemic, a fundamentally divided polity, and a battered image abroad, what is a realistic agenda for 2021? And how will a new Administration prioritize the challenges it faces?
Biden Can Reinvent American Power for a Post-Trump World – FP, 19.01
The U.S. president-elect promises a humble foreign policy. That can start by coming to terms with America’s diminished capacity to lead the world after Trump. By Elise Labott
How Biden can be a global leader – The Economist, 19.01
- Joe Biden’s greatest challenge will be to repair America’s reputation—currently the lowest it’s been for two decades. How can the new president re-boot America’s global leadership?
The Biden Administration’s Energy and Foreign Policy Agenda In Asia – 19.01
How to Restore U.S. Credibility in Africa – FP, 15.01
By standing up for democracy and free trade, the United States can outflank China and Russia, its authoritarian rivals on the continent. By Landry Signé
A Book Talk on America in the World – 13.01
Trump Team Makes Last-Minute Moves to Box In Biden on Foreign Policy – FP, 11.02
On Taiwan, Yemen, and Cuba, the Trump administration is laying political land mines for Biden on its way out the door. By Robbie Gramer, Jack Detsch
‘We’re in a Worse Place Today Than We Were Before He Came In’ – FP, 11.01
Former U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on the mess Donald Trump is leaving behind. By Kelly Bjorklund
U.S. Diplomats Draft Dissent Cable Following Storming of Capitol by Pro-Trump Mob – FP, 8.01
State Department officials expressed anger at the department’s gag order on messaging as violence wracked Washington, saying the incident has caused untold damage to U.S. efforts to promote democratic values abroad. By Robbie Gramer, Colum Lynch
The Enduring Damage of This Insurrection to U.S. Diplomacy – FP, 8.01
Adversaries are already leveraging Wednesday’s indelible images of chaos for propaganda purposes. By Jude Blanchette, Michael J. Green
Will the World Take the United States Seriously After the Capitol Invasion? – FP, 7.01
After a pro-Trump mob stormed Congress, Americans might have a harder time accomplishing their diplomatic goals from Europe to China. By Emma Ashford, Matthew Kroenig
The United States Can’t Stay a Great Power Without Beating Threats at Home – FP, 7.01
Before taking on challengers like China, Washington must put its own house in order.
What Georgia’s Senate Results Mean for Biden’s Foreign Policy – FP, 6.01
As Congress hangs in the balance, Obama’s national security advisor explains how a president can deal with a less than cooperative legislature. By Jonathan Tepperman
Trump’s Foreign Policy Moments – CFR
Donald J. Trump’s presidency has marked a profound departure from U.S. leadership in areas such as trade and diplomacy, as well as an across-the-board toughening of immigration policies.
The Biggest National Security Stories of the Year – FP, 29.12
From a showdown with Iran to Trump’s loyalty tests, some of 2020’s major stories will have ripple effects for the Biden administration. By Arnab Acharya, Sanjay G. Reddy
Biden warns U.S. security agencies “incurred enormous damage” during Trump administration – 28.12
- President-elect Joe Biden painted a grim landscape of the state of the nation’s national security and foreign policy agencies, warning that in the four years that President Trump has been in office, those departments “incurred enormous damage” and have been “hollowed out in personnel, capacity and in morale.”
Why Biden Needs to Confront Corruption – FP, 22.12
If the U.S. president-elect is serious about restoring the rule of law and democracy, he needs to first tackle the global menace of graft. By Alexandra Wrage, Michelle D. Gavin
Renewing American leadership: Shaping the future of US foreign policy – Day 1 (Part 1) – Atlantic Council, 15.12
- As the United States prepares to transition to a new presidential administration, leaders and experts seek to shape the thinking on how to renew US leadership in the world.
Renewing American leadership: Shaping the future of US foreign policy – Day 1 (Part 2) – 15.12
Renewing American leadership: Shaping the future of US foreign policy – Day 2 – 16.12
La politique étrangère de l’administration Biden – IFRI, 15.12
- Comment la politique étrangère de Joe Biden va-t-elle se dessiner vis-à-vis du Moyen Orient, de la Chine et de l’Europe?
Iraq’s Economic Collapse Could Be Biden’s First Foreign-Policy Headache – FP, 14.12
If the Iraqi government fails to pay state workers’ salaries in January, it could lead to widespread instability and violence. The United States and the international community must shore up Baghdad’s finances before it’s too late.By Farhad Alaaldin, Kenneth M. Pollack
Report Sheds Light on How Biden’s Future NSC Chief Wants to Reshape U.S. Foreign Policy – FP, 8.12
Jake Sullivan spent several years working on a less ambitious approach to U.S. global interests that could disappoint both internationalists and progressives. By Edward Alden
Why Liberal Internationalism Is Still Indispensable—and Fixable – FP, 5.12
G. John Ikenberry’s new book traces what went wrong. And Biden is listening. By Michael Hirsh
Empathy in the US Elections, and China–EU Relations – CH, 3.12
Was empathy key to Joe Biden’s victory? And how have COVID-19 and President Trump’s trade wars affected economic relations between China and the European Union?
Biden Faces Troubled Eastern Mediterranean Waters – FP, 2.12
Greeks and Greek Cypriots are hoping for stronger U.S. support in their disputes with Turkey. But that may not be the president-elect’s greatest priority. By Jonathan Gorvett
South Korea Matters More to the United States Than North Korea’s Nukes – FP, 1.12
The Biden administration should prioritize one of America’s most important allies.By S. Nathan Park
Why America Must Lead Again – Joseph Biden, FA, 03.20
What Joe Biden Wants – FP, 15.10
An inside preview of the foreign-policy vision, and instincts, of the potential 46th president of the United States.
Say No, Joe – FP, 25.11
On U.S. foreign policy, there’s no going back to the status quo.
Le monde selon Biden – 23.11
National Security: A Conversation With General H.R. McMaster – 2.12
- Across multiple administrations since the end of the Cold War, American foreign policy has been misconceived, inconsistent, and poorly implemented. As a result, America and the free world have fallen behind their rivals in power and influence. Meanwhile, threats to security, freedom, and prosperity, including nuclear proliferation and jihadist terrorism, have grown. In Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World, H.R. McMaster lays out a comprehensive indictment of a quarter century of flawed policies and strategies, told from his perspective as a soldier, commander, scholar, and national security advisor.
- A central theme of the book is what he calls “Strategic Narcissism” — a mind-set that all too often leads presidents and their advisors to craft policies based on wishful thinking and to define problems as one may like them to be rather than to understand them on their own terms. Overcoming Strategic Narcissism, McMaster argues, is critical to defending America and the free world from grave and developing threats.
Carnegie Connects: Ending the United States’ Forever Wars – 2.12
- As the outgoing Trump and incoming Biden administrations grapple with the challenge of withdrawal, what are U.S. vital interests in Iraq and Afghanistan and what kind of military presence is necessary to safeguard U.S. interests? Is there an acceptable path forward for the United States? And what overall political and economic strategy should the United States employ to bring greater stability to these regions?
- General David Petraeus, Andrew Bacevich, and Frances Brown sit down with Aaron David Miller to explore these and other issues.
An Open World: Charting a New Grand Strategy to Meet 21st Century Challenges – New America, 19.11
- John Ikenberry, universitarul de la Princeton care a inventat termenul de „ordine internațională liberală”, scrie într-o nouă carte că ideea internaționalismului liberal trebuie să fie separată de hegemonia americană. El argumentează că, din punctul de vedere al SUA, „într-o eră a declinului puterii americane, valoarea cooperării cu alte democrații liberale ar trebui să crească”.
Five Key Learnings for the Biden Administration – CH, 16.11
Examining the post-election landscape of the US and analysing how the president-elect should tackle major policy on immigration, trade, and the Middle East.
Le monde selon Biden : tout change, rien ne change? Dessous des cartes, 11.11
Biden’s foreign-policy priorities in Russia, Eurasia and Latin America – IISS, 11.11
Biden’s foreign-policy priorities: Part One – IISS, 10.11
America and the world: Foreign policy challenges for Biden-Harris – 10.11
The U.S. 2020 Elections and U.S. Foreign Policy post-2020 – GMF, 9.11
Repairing the World – Richard Haas, FA, 9.11
The Imperative—and Limits—of a Post-Trump Foreign Policy
Election 2020: Implications for US foreign policy – Brookings, 9.11
A Preview of Biden’s Foreign Policy – James Stavridis, 8.11
The biggest differences between the new president and the old one? Experience, civility and appreciation of allies.
Joe Biden Won’t Fix America’s Relationships – The Atlantic, 8.11
Serious questions about America’s role in the world will not go away just because Donald Trump was defeated.
Biden elected president, heralding shift for Asia after Trump – Nikkei Asian Review, 8.11
Democrat vows to make US ‘respected’ again; experts foresee ‘hard line’ on China
The Election Is Over. The Ideological Fight Is About to Start – FP, 7.11
A preview of the foreign-policy battle that’s looming over Joe Biden’s presidency. By Stephen M. Walt
Foreign Policy In A Biden Presidency – NPR, 7.11
Americans Want to Engage the World – FA, 3.11
The Beltway and the Public Are Closer Than You Think. By Jonathan Monten, Joshua Busby, Joshua D. Kertzer, Dina Smeltz, and Jordan Tama
Don’t Expect a Biden Win to Boost U.S. Favorability – FP, 6.11
Obama won hearts all over the world, but people have been burned twice now. By James Palmer
How a “President Biden” could reshape US foreign policy – GZero, 26.10
Election 2020 U.S. Foreign Policy Forum – CFR, 26.10
- In CFR’s final forum of the Election 2020 series, Secretary Albright and Dr. Haass discuss the foreign policy challenges awaiting the winner of the 2020 presidential election.
President-Elect Biden on Foreign Policy – CFR
President-Elect Joe Biden will face a suite of challenges on the global stage, from nuclear tensions with North Korea to coordinating a response to the ongoing pandemic.
Former WTO chief Pascal Lamy on Joe Biden’s victory: ‘A big moment of relief’ – 9.11
China and Europe Won’t Get Any Relief on Trade From Biden – FP, 6.11
Washington will not return as the champion of the global trading system. But it may stop being its biggest foe. By Edward Alden
Note to U.S. Allies: America Will Remain Divided and Frustrating – FP, 4.11
Biden’s ambitious domestic and international agenda will be stymied by a Senate the Democrats failed to win. By Daniel B. Baer
Poll: How Biden and Trump Differ on Foreign Policy – FP, 22.10
A survey of academics underscores sharp divergences on key issues but expects bipartisan alignment next year on China, cybersecurity, and counterterrorism. By Irene Entringer Garcia Blanes, Alexandra Murphy, Susan Peterson, Ryan Powers, Michael J. Tierney
The Democratic Renewal – Ben Rhodes, FA, 09.20
What It Will Take to Fix U.S. Foreign Policy
US 2020 Visionary Survey – Chatham House, 12.19
- The US and Americas Programme at Chatham House and foreign policy experts from across the United States and Europe share their views on United States foreign policy in 2020:
- As we look ahead to the next decade, what is a pivotal US foreign policy issue you will be watching? How do you imagine this issue could be addressed?