EPRS Strategy By / December 1, 2020

Post-Trump: Great expectations of Biden [What Think Tanks are thinking]

Joseph Biden, who takes office as the next US President on 20 January 2021 has started to announce nominations for key posts in his Administration.

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Written by Marcin Grajewski,
London, UK - May 5th 2020: Joe Biden 2020 pin badge portraying his campaign to run for President of the United States of America in 2020. The badge is pictured over the USA Flag.
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Joseph Biden, who takes office as the next US President on 20 January 2021 has started to announce nominations for key posts in his Administration. Most commentators outside the US, as well as many at home, hope that a Biden presidency will seek to restore a rules-based international order, which has been badly shaken by his predecessor, Donald Trump. Although pundits warn against expecting miracles from the new President in international policy, as the national agenda is likely to be his top priority initially – notably the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, efforts to restore economic growth and the need to try to heal deep divisions in American society – there are still high hopes that Biden will bring the US back into the international community’s pursuit of peace and security, development goals and fighting climate change. This note offers links to recent commentaries, studies and reports from major international think tanks on issues related to US elections and President Biden’s expected policies in a number of areas. Are Europe’s leaders ready for a Biden presidency? Carnegie Europe, November 2020 Europe’s high expectations for a U.S. President Joe Biden Carnegie Europe, November 2020 A strategic Europe after the 2020 U.S. Election? Carnegie Europe, November 2020 Picking up the pieces: America after the 2020 Election Bertelsmann Stiftung, November 2020 Sharp divisions on vote counts, as Biden gets high marks for his post-election conduct Pew Research Center, November 2020 America is exceptional in the nature of its political divide Pew Research Center, November 2020 President Biden: Good for Europe, but not a miracle-worker Centre for European Reform, November 2020 President Biden: Don’t expect miracles, Europe Centre for European Reform, November 2020 2021 can be a climate breakthrough, but Biden and Europe need to talk Bruegel, November 2020 Biden’s win creates a new global trade challenge: Delivering results European Centre for International Political Economy, November 2020 Irish-American: Biden’s heritage and transatlantic relations European Centre for International Political Economy, November 2020 Putting America’s civic infrastructure on the Biden-Harris agenda Rand Corporation, November 2020 U.S. versus Chinese powers of persuasion Rand Corporation, November 2020 L’élection de Biden-Harris: Un répit en vue de quoi? Institut français des relations internationales, November 2020 From Brussels with love: How the European Union can win the battle of narratives European Council on Foreign Relations, November 2020 Building back a better transatlantic alliance European Council on Foreign Relations, November 2020 Second acts: How Europe can renew the transatlantic partnership European Council on Foreign Relations, November 2020 Elections américaines et questions nucléaires: Quels sont les enjeux? Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique, November 2020 Politique extérieure des États-Unis: Biden ou l’espoir du retour au multilatéralisme Groupe de Recherche et d’Information sur la Paix et la Sécurité, November 2020 Are we witnessing the dawn of a new global politics? Friends of Europe, November 2020 All change in the White House, but in the transatlantic relationship too? Friends of Europe, November 2020 A memo to President-elect Biden: Don’t coddle white racial anxieties Brookings Institution, November 2020 President-elect Biden: Want to reduce polarization? Modernize federal rural policy Brookings Institution, November 2020 ‘All in’ climate diplomacy: How a Biden-Harris administration can leverage city, state, business, and community climate action Brookings Institution, November 2020 Post-election town hall: Possible policy impacts on the social determinants of health Brookings Institution, November 2020 President-Elect Biden on foreign policy Council on Foreign Relations, November 2020 Transition 2021: What foreign policy challenges await President-Elect Biden? Council on Foreign Relations, November 2020 Revitalizing the State Department and American diplomacy Council on Foreign Relations, November 2020 One America, two nations Council on Foreign Relations, November 2020 Election security 2020 Council on Foreign Relations, November 2020 Biden should call for an early G20 Summit Center for Strategic and International Studies, November 2020 What will Biden do? Center for Strategic and International Studies, November 2020 Biden can engage Southeast Asia and still promote good governance Center for Strategic and International Studies, November 2020 A Biden climate policy for agri-food systems must confound traditional policy categories if it is going to work Center for Strategic and International Studies, November 2020 Neustart für das transatlantische verhältnis Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik, November 2020 Five key learnings for the Biden administration Chatham House, November 2020 Five key questions on Biden’s Middle East policy Chatham House, November 2020 A new US–UK democratic agenda could be on the horizon Chatham House, November 2020 US Midterm elections: What the results mean Chatham House, November 2020 Renewing transatlantic strategy on Iran Atlantic Council, November 2020 The Trump administration can still seal a trade deal with India—and cement a legacy Atlantic Council, November 2020 Trump’s plan to bring US troops home by Inauguration Day Atlantic Council, November 2020 The Trump administration is right: On civilian oversight of special operations Atlantic Council, November 2020 The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on US and European commitment to the multilateral economic order Istituto Affari Internazionali, November 2020 The aftermath: American power after Covid-19 Istituto Affari Internazionali, November 2020 Covid19 and the foreign policy perceptions of US public and elites Istituto Affari Internazionali, November 2020 2020: The American evolution that wasn’t Istituto Affari Internazionali, November 2020 Act as if it does not matter who wins Egmont, November 2020 No, the Presidential Election was not rigged by hacked voting machines Cato Institute, November 2020 How Biden and Xi can keep the new Cold War from turning hot Hoover Institution, November 2020 Recommendations for the Biden administration on engaging with religious communities Center for American Progress, November 2020 The hyper-rhetorical presidency American Enterprise Institute, November 2020 Turning the tide: How to rescue Transatlantic relations EU Institute for Security Studies, October 2020 The Federal Election Reform Commission must no longer be ignored Heritage Foundation, November 2020 Biden’s victory means cautious optimism in Paris German Marshall Fund, November 2020 With a Biden administration, Poland expects continuity in security and a return of democracy German Marshall Fund, November 2020 The Federal Government Owns 92 % of student debt: Will Biden wipe it out? Institute for Policy Studies, November 2020 Should Joe Biden forgive student loan debt? Pacific Research Institute, November 2020
Read this briefing on ‘Post-Trump: Great expectations of Biden‘ in the Think Tank pages of the European Parliament.

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