The upcoming Biden administration will face major challenges in unraveling the damage done by Donald Trump with respect to US foreign policy. This was one of the policy areas most significantly disrupted during the Trump years. Trump withdrew from trade initiatives (e.g., the Trans-Pacific Partnership) and international agreements (e.g., the Paris Climate Agreement and the Iran nuclear deal), criticized traditional alliances (e.g., NATO) and multilateral institutions (e.g., WHO, WTO), while hollowing out the U.S. diplomatic corps. There is hope that President Biden will be able to address these issues, restoring the credibility and leadership of the USA among world democracies.
By Carlos A. Primo Braga