Lexington’s Loren Thompson was quoted in an article from MSN and The Independent evaluating whether Joe Biden’s first 100 days in office, if he is elected, would see most of his promises fulfilled. Whatever happens, his stance on U.S. international relations would certainly be a departure from the Trump administration’s stance. “The Trump approach to national security is not unlike the stance of the Republican Party prior to World War II,” said Thompson. “It is a distinct departure, though, from the priorities espoused by both parties in the postwar era.”
He added, “Because Biden has been so consistent in his views on security, it is not hard to see how he will change current US policies. In essence, he will reverse the main lines of Trump security policies, and return to the agenda followed during the Obama years.”
In general, Thompson expects the former vice president and Senate Foreign Relations Committee chair to rebuild America’s alliances with longtime allies that Trump has clashed with. He also sees a Biden administration trying to give new life to U.S. participation in international organizations like NATO.
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