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January 27, 2022

United States
Why Biden Is Restarting the Trump-Era ‘Remain in Mexico’ Program

Tens of thousands of migrants have been sent back to Mexico under the Trump-era program. President Biden calls it “inhumane” but has so far been unable to end it.

January 19, 2022

Middle East and North Africa
Biden’s Middle East Strategy Is Ruthless Pragmatism

There’s a single thread connecting the White House approach to the region, from Syria to Saudi Arabia.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud deliver remarks to reporters before meeting at the State Department in Washington, U.S., October 14, 2021

January 18, 2022

United States
President Biden’s First Year, With Richard Haass

Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, sits down with James M. Lindsay to assess how the Biden administration has handled foreign policy in its first year in office.

Podcast U.S. President-elect Joe Biden speaks to the media while flanked by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, at the Queen Theater after receiving a briefing from the transition COVID-19 advisory board on November 09, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware.

November 23, 2021

Energy and Environment
Biden Wants to Increase U.S. Offshore Wind Energy. Can He Do It?

The Biden administration has unveiled plans to dramatically ramp up the nation’s offshore wind industry to help fulfill U.S. climate pledges. How realistic is the roadmap?

November 2, 2021

Trade
There Are Holes in Joe Biden’s Trade Team

Reforming the Senate-confirmation process could help ensure the administration is fully staffed as it tackles critical trade questions. 

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai testifies before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies in Washington D.C. on April 28, 2021.

November 17, 2021

China
Takeaway From the Biden-Xi Meeting: Jaw Jawing as Success

Little of substance was expected of the Monday night meeting, but Biden said the two sides had to establish “guardrails” to prevent a clash, while Xi said he was glad to see his “old friend.”

Biden meets with Xi over the screen in the conference room

December 23, 2021

Ukraine
The Russia-Ukraine Crisis: A Scorecard on Biden’s Response

U.S. officials have preserved NATO unity in the face of Russian military threats, but they have not yet defined a clear negotiating agenda—or put Moscow on the rhetorical defensive.

January 27, 2022

Middle East and North Africa
The Middle East’s Conflicts Aren’t Done With the Emirates

Just when the United Arab Emirates thought it was done with focusing on foreign policy, they’re getting pulled back in.

December 2, 2021

Democracy
Biden’s Democracy Summit, Omicron Spreads, and More

U.S. President Joe Biden hosts a virtual Summit for Democracy, the omicron variant begins to spread worldwide, and Germany is expected to elect Olaf Scholz as its next chancellor.

Podcast Democratic Presidential hopefuls former Vice-President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen Amy Klobuchar, NYC Mayor Bill DiBlassio and businessmen Tom Steyer and Andrew Yang attend the Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO Workers Presidential Summit, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA, on September 17, 2019.

May 21, 2021

South Korea
Joe Biden’s Summit With South Korea’s Moon Jae-In Poses a Question of Shared Values

The Joe Biden administration has framed its main foreign policy paradigm primarily in terms of competition between democracy and authoritarianism, emphasizing cooperation among like-minded allies as …

South Korean President Moon Jae-in delivers remarks before participating in a bilateral meeting at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building near the White House in Washington, D.C., on May 21, 2021