WASHINGTON, DC—When Donald J. Trump was elected the 44th President of the United States in 2016 much of America believed that Washington is not working—or working for them. Much has been written and opined about Trump’s election and his part of a broader global trend for change in reaction to globalization.

Much like his predecessor, President Joe Biden, takes the helm after a historical election. He, too, takes office with no shortage of conflicts—internal and global. But the question remains: will his arrival at the White House dramatically change the course of major U.S. and regional alliances? What will global trade and resource security look like in the coming months and years? And will he be able to repair America’s reputation in the world amidst multiple converging crises and nearly half a million Americans perished by the COVID-19 pandemic?

As is our tradition every four year, we asked our network of global geopolitical and subject matter experts to weigh in with their predictions. As a result, a new editorial channel was launched at Diplomatic Courier, looking at the critical trends and policy shifts that will occur the first 100 days of the Biden administration and which tone they will set for the next four years and beyond.

From critical diplomatic relations with China, India, the European Union, and Africa to major issues such as vaccine nationalism, cybersecurity, and energy security, the most polemic issues of the day are distilled by the foremost experts in the world. The essays in this collection have been penned before and during the first 100 days of President Joe Biden’s administration. As always, we hope you will send us your thoughts and questions through letters to the editors.

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