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Is a Normal Foreign Policy Possible in an Abnormal World?

Dan Drezner reflects on the Biden administration's foreign policy approach two months into its term, via his Washington Post column.

Just two months ago, the United States was reeling from the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol. Less than seven weeks ago, Joe Biden was sworn in as president. In the 46 days since, the Biden administration has made slow but steady progress in confirming Cabinet officials, vaccinating Americans against the coronavirus and passing a coronavirus economic relief package.

So why don’t we have world peace yet?

If that question seems unfair and stacked against a Biden administration lacking confirmed undersecretaries and assistant secretaries, then it would be hard to recommend Nahal Toosi’s latest in Politico. But her story is still worth pondering.

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