President-elect Joe Biden promises a return to ‘normality’ for America’s global engagement following the turmoil of the Trump administration, with direct impacts for Australia.
On this episode of the Defence Connect: Insight podcast, hosts Phil Tarrant and Steve Kuper are joined by Stephen Loosley AM to discuss the fall out of the tumultuous US election and the election of Joe Biden.
They cover the dramatic shift in foreign policy and the challenges that face a Biden administration in Europe, the Middle East and, critically for Australia, the Indo-Pacific. As part of this they unpack the Australia-US alliance and how it will move forward under the 46th President, including overhauling the nation’s response to the COVID pandemic and setting the course for economic recovery.
The trio also talk about the return to traditional alliance structures and enhancing the international order, abandoned by President Trump, and the importance they will play in reasserting American leadership in the face of great power competition and the way in which the US under President Biden will move to counter the increasingly belligerent rise of the People’s Republic of China.
Finally, they discuss the regional response to the election result and what nations throughout the Indo-Pacific are saying, as well as the economic impact for Australia and its regional partners over the coming decade.
Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect team