torsdag 21. januar 2021

Biden’s team heralds new American era in Asia

US President-elect Joseph Biden has promised a fast and furious agenda in his first 100 days in office in a bid to show the world “America is back” after four erratic and divisive years under the outgoing Donald Trump.

His administration is promising to couple swift and decisive domestic reforms with a reassertion of American leadership overseas, including vis-à-vis China in Asia. “America’s going to reassert its role in the world and be a coalition builder,” Biden declared following his electionvictory last November.

Key to the Biden administration’s success will be the rapid confirmation of his top appointees by a Democratic-led Congress, as well as rapid replacement of Trump-era holdovers, from Deputy Secretary and Assistant Secretary level onwards, in the national security bureaucracy.