By Larry M David
It’s still a mess out there. A short list of what’s on Joe Biden’s foreign policy plate includes damage to relationships with institutions of regional and global governance like the EU, NATO, and the UN, hot spots such as the Middle East, North Korea, China, Russia, Africa, Venezuela and Central America, and the longest war continues in Afghanistan.
Then there is the climate, the pandemic, the global economic crisis, millions of refugees waiting in camps, immigration and asylum issues, terrorism, cyber security, nuclear weapons, and oceans brimming with plastic garbage.
Complicating matters further is the rise of nationalistic and authoritarian regimes and fantasy-based, social-media fueled propaganda. The advent of the Biden administration is a hopeful time, but it starts from a crater left by four years of disrespect toward the international order.
[The rest of this piece can be read on the Citizens for Global Solutions website.]