Why Joe Biden Gets it Wrong on Foreign Policy

November 2, 2020 Topic: Joe Biden Blog Brand: The Skeptics Tags: Joe BidenDonald TrumpForeign Policy2020 Election

Why Joe Biden Gets it Wrong on Foreign Policy

If nothing else, Biden’s recent foreign policy statements are par for the course of his four-decade-long political careerone that has long been characterized by intermittent attempts to seize short-term political advantages by rewriting his own policy history. 

Biden’s track record hardly paints the portrait of a sophisticated statesman or “serious” foreign policy thinker. What emerges instead is the familiar portrait of an old party stalwart who will say anything, sign on to any position, to seize an advantage in that moment. What so many commentators and journalists have graciously dismissed as his countless ‘gaffes’ is really a reflection of a tired and outdated worldview.

Mark Episkopos is the new national security reporter for the National Interest. 

Image: U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden pulls down his face mask as he speaks during a campaign event in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., November 1, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY.