March 5, 2021

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Can Antony Blinken Help Restore America’s Standing in the World?

The president won’t be able to retreat from foreign policy, but most Americans expect him to give priority to the domestic issues at his doorstep.





Adviser Blinken (back, fourth from right) in 2011 with President Barack Obama ( second from left), Vice President Joe Biden (left) and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the White House during the operation that killed Osama Bin Laden.



Adviser Blinken (back, fourth from right) in 2011 with President Barack Obama ( second from left), Vice President Joe Biden (left) and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the White House during the operation that killed Osama Bin Laden.


Foto: Pete Souza / White House / REUTERS





A Syria Civil Defense member carries a wounded child in the besieged town of Hamoria, Eastern Ghouta, in Syria in 2018.



A Syria Civil Defense member carries a wounded child in the besieged town of Hamoria, Eastern Ghouta, in Syria in 2018.


Foto: Bassam Khabieh / REUTERS

“Without bringing appropriate power to bear” in Syria, “no peace could be negotiated, much less imposed.”

Many Europeans are afraid that Biden could just be an interim chapter before the next populist gets voted into the White House.