Posted on: August 2, 2020 Posted by: Mitchell Plitnick Comments: 0

In my latest Rethinking Foreign Policy podcast, I talk about some specific ways progressives need to strategically influence a Biden administration toward a better foreign policy, and the need to strategize about that now, not after the election.

With all of our energy understandably focused on securing a Joe Biden victory in November, others are already jockeying to ensure they have an influential seat at the table of a Biden administration. Especially on foreign policy, those “someones” include disaffected Republicans and neoconservatives whose discredited ideas continue their prominence in the DC policy discourse. They are not going back to the Republican party any time soon and it will be crucial that they not find a home among the Democrats.

In this episode, I discuss what sort of vision progressives might bring to a Biden foreign policy. Focusing on the standoff in the Persian Gulf, the current unrest in Israel, and the caritcaturization of truly problematic players like Russia and China, I draw some broad outlines of the ideas a progressive push on Biden might consist of.

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