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99 Foreign Aff. 64 (2020)
Why American Must Lead Again: Recusing U.S. Foreign Policy after Trump

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Why America Must Lead


Rescuing U.S. Foreign Policy After Trump

Joseph R. Biden, Jr.

By nearly every measure, the credibility and influence of the

       United States in the world have diminished since President
       Barack Obama  and I left office on January 20, 2017. President
 Donald Trump has belittled, undermined, and in some cases abandoned
 U.S. allies and partners. He has turned on our own intelligence profes-
 sionals, diplomats, and troops. He has emboldened our adversaries and
 squandered our leverage to contend with national security challenges
 from North Korea to Iran, from Syria to Afghanistan to Venezuela, with
 practically nothing to show for it. He has launched ill-advised trade
 wars, against the United States' friends and foes alike, that are hurting
 the American middle class. He has abdicated American leadership in
 mobilizing collective action to meet new threats, especially those unique
 to this century. Most profoundly, he has turned away from the demo-
 cratic values that give strength to our nation and unify us as a people.
   Meanwhile, the global challenges facing the United States-from cli-
 mate change and mass migration to technological disruption and infec-
 tious diseases-have grown more complex and more urgent, while the
 rapid advance of authoritarianism, nationalism, and illiberalism has un-
 dermined our ability to collectively meet them. Democracies-paralyzed
 by hyperpartisanship, hobbled by corruption, weighed down by extreme
 inequality-are having a harder time delivering for their people. Trust
 in democratic institutions is down. Fear of the Other is up. And the in-
 ternational system that the United States so carefully constructed is
 coming apart at the seams. Trump and demagogues around the world
 are leaning into these forces for their own personal and political gain.
 JOSEPH R. BIDEN, JR., served as Vice President of the United States from 2009 to 2017
 and is a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination.


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