This policy outlook contrasts aspects of change and continuity between the Biden administration's foreign policy priorities and its predecessor.

Muhammed Lütfi Türkcan 21 January 2021

This policy outlook contrasts aspects of change and continuity between the Biden administration's foreign policy priorities and its predecessor. The Biden administration aspires to regain international supremacy by restoring its global leadership. However, the new White House team may face challenges in mobilising its traditional allies and partners around its leadership. This challenge stems from an increasing perception internationally that US power is waning. Recent events, including the failure to address the Covid-19 pandemic and the January 6 incident at the US Capitol have reinforced such an impression. Additionally, China's growing influence via its enormous economic power appears to be another obstacle facing US global leadership. Finally, the Biden Administration has to cope with the fact that the liberal international agenda has become unpopular domestically and overseas.

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