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Here’s Who Will Be Running The Pentagon When Biden Takes Office

While news organisations have reported a number of these officials as being considered or expected to be Biden’s pick for the job, this is the most comprehensive list of who will be running the Pentagon when the president-elect is sworn in on Wednesday.

Read Here | Defense One

What To Expect In Biden’s First 100 Days In Foreign Policy

During his first 100 days in office, U.S. President Donald Trump issued sweeping executive orders aimed at reversing and dismantling key elements of former President Barack Obama’s legacy and pushing an “America First” platform that upset decades of bipartisan consensus on foreign policy. Now, the reversal of Trump’s reversals is coming…

Read Here | Foreign Policy

How America’s Political Decay Accelerated During The Trump Era

Two emerging phenomena have worsened the situation enormously: new communications technologies have contributed to the disappearance of a common factual basis for democratic deliberation, and what were once policy differences between “blue” and “red” factions have hardened into divisions over cultural identity.

Read Here | Foreign Affairs

Inside Joe Biden’s Foreign-Policy Worldview

Biden’s career has been one of consistent investment in the idea that democracy and prosperity should be shared but also one of seeing the United States as a country like any other, whose internal prosperity and social cohesion ought to be paramount.

Read Here | Foreign Policy

How Trump’s Most Consequential Policies Have Changed America

Donald Trump’s presidency has largely been defined by his disregard for political norms and his historic two impeachments.Trump purposefully sought to upend conventional domestic and foreign policy, fundamentally altering America’s role in the world. And he disrupted the status quo in Washington, recalibrating the federal government’s role in everyday American life in ways both temporary and for a longer term effect.

Read Here | CNN

Is This How Greatness Ends?

Some of the American mystique has gone, even if the raw power remains. That is what makes the scenes in Washington more than simply pathetic—but important too.

Read Here | The Atlantic

Can Donald Trump Survive ‘Virtual Impeachment’?

For the first time in his tweet-driven presidency, Trump wasn’t able to employ his preferred method of communication to stoke or incite supporters. He wasn’t able to launch at leaders of his party his usual mob-boss loyalty tests. And he wasn’t able to distract and divert and defend himself in the telltale ways to which Americans have grown so accustomed.

Read Here | Politico

The U.S. Struggle Proves That Democracy Is Priceless

The events in the United States demonstrated that democracies are self-correcting and resilient because they vest power in institutions, not in rulers. Rather than yield to the political violence of a fringe minority, representative institutions upheld the will of a majority of American voters.

Read Here |Foreign Affairs

Why Joe Biden Must Engage China

If the Biden administration were to attempt a complete reboot of American strategy towards China, it could chart a new path while picking up concrete benefits for the American economy and chipping away at Trump’s political base.

Read Here | The National Interest

Ivanka The Inevitable?

After four years as a “senior adviser” in her father’s presidential administration, Ivanka Trump seems to be preparing for a political career of her own. If she wins national office, she will use her power just as her father has: for the Trumps.

Read Here | Project Syndicate

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