The Democrats’ Search for a New Foreign Policy

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Biden is in good shape to win the White House next month. What will his foreign policy look like?

As I wrote last year in an article for the German magazine Internationale Politik, Biden offers the closest thing to yesterday’s foreign policy vision of any of the major contenders this year. But more broadly there is plenty of turmoil among Democrats about what a post-Trump (and post-Biden) foreign policy should be. Since the 2016 campaign candidates and foreign policy experts have been waging a slow but steady, behind‐​the‐​scenes battle to define the future of Democratic foreign policy. Though most Democrats can agree on several things like how disastrous Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Treaty was, or how poorly Trump has treated America’s allies, or how harmful his cozying up to autocrats has been, Democrats have not yet provided a definite answer to at least six important questions…

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