Diplomacy, International Relations , United States Looking ahead to the election’s impact on U.S. foreign policy

November 13, 2020
By Kristen de Groot | Penn Today

While health care and the economy were top concerns for voters during this presidential election, particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, foreign policy remains a critical issue for the next administration.

President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his administration will make important choices about America’s relationships with allies and partners in Europe, Asia, and elsewhere; determine the future path of U.S. strategy with Russia and China; conduct diplomacy at the highest level; maintain readiness to respond to security risks from terrorist attacks, nuclear weapons, and conventional warfare; and face the continued global threats of the pandemic and climate change.

Perry World House (PWH) hosted a roundtable discussion on Nov. 10 to look at these topics, moderated by Director Michael Horowitz and featuring Visiting Fellow Trudy Rubin, foreign affairs columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer, and Wolk Distinguished Visiting Fellow Alexander Vershbow, former deputy secretary general of NATO and retired U.S. diplomat.

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