The Biden Administration ‘s Foreign Policy
Dr. Michaels reviewed the current US foreign agenda and focused on three key aspects of the new Biden administration foreign policy: the importance of symbolism in international relations, the possible differences from the previous Republican administration and Washington’s political priorities between now and January 2025. In a subsequent discussion with virtual attendees, Jeff Michaels outlined some ideas about the substance and content of Biden and Blinken’s foreign agenda, highlighting, among other things, the re-engagement of the US in multilateral initiatives on fundamental issues such as climate change, the nuclear agreement with Iran, the North Atlantic Alliance and the World Health Organization. In conclusion, Michaels argued that a strategic shift in American foreign policy towards the Pacific is foreseeable and that the dilemma between democracy and authoritarianism could be a key axis for American action on a global level.
Dr. Jeff Michaels, Institute of North American Studies (IEN) Senior Fellow in American Foreign Policy and International Security at the Barcelona Institute of International Studies (IBEI)