Joe Biden, 47th Vice President of the United States and leader of the Penn Biden Center, has co-authored an article for the new issue of Foreign Affairs magazine with Penn Biden's Senior Director, Dr. Mike Carpenter. The piece addresses Moscow's multi-pronged strategy of assaulting Western democracy and the steps we must take to defend ourselves.
In the words of Vice President Biden and Dr. Carpenter: "We must collectively reject foreign influence over our democratic institutions and do more to address the challenges within our own communities, rather than allowing demagogues at home and tyrants abroad to drive us apart. Putin and his cronies do not understand that the greatest strength of American democracy is an engaged citizenry. Even if the president refuses to act, we can."
Vice President Biden sat down with University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann on Thursday, March 30, 2017, for a candid discussion about foreign policy and America's role in the world. In front of a packed student audience in Irvine Auditorium, Biden answered questions about China, Russia, Central America, the importance of the rules-based international order, and why he's more optimistic than ever about the prospects of the United States and the American people.