Redefining US foreign policy: In conversation with Admiral William McRaven

How will the Biden administration operate on the global stage?

Members event, Panel
2 February 2021 — 4:00PM TO 5:00PM

The legacy of the Trump administration will be a more isolationist US that has turned from some of the international institutions it helped create. President-elect Joe Biden promises a shift in US foreign policy priorities with a renewed focus on strengthening multilateral organizations and agreements. How easily will this be achieved given the rhetoric and actions of the Trump administration over the last four years?

As the former head of US Special Operations Command and advisor to two former US presidents on defence policy, Admiral William McRaven provides insight on how the Biden administration can reclaim legitimacy on the global stage.

  • How can the US confront geopolitical rivals such as China?

  • In light of the Trump administration’s draw down of troops from Afghanistan and Germany, and withdrawal from the INF and Open Skies Treaties, will a Biden administration strengthen its military commitment to its allies?

  • And what does Democratic control of both the House and the Senate mean for Biden’s defence policy agenda?

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