Little in Biden’s history or appointments suggests he’s inclined to end America’s permanent war posture. But empires are not sustained by inclination alone.
In a global pandemic, it is not enough to build a robust response to COVID-19 in the United States alone.
Before Obama took office, Israel viciously assaulted the Gaza Strip. As Trump gets the boot, could another gambit be in the works?
The foreign policy team Biden appoints matters less than the world they inherit, policies they pursue, and the pressure they get from progressives.
The only way to stop this crisis from spiraling out of control is for the world community — and Joe Biden — to condemn the act.
Biden can immediately reverse some of Trump’s most disastrous decisions. And each one can set the stage for broader progressive foreign policy initiatives.
My participation in a session on climate and energy policy hosted by the Saudi government would have “greenwashed” the summit.
Even a lame-duck Congress must remember their actions have global consequences too.
No one expects Biden to tap dedicated anti-imperialists for his foreign policy team, but several Obama-era diplomats would be a welcome alternative to “the blob.”
It simply doesn’t make a lot of sense to entrust leadership to a country with a severe personality disorder.