In January 2021, the norm-destroying administration of Donald J. Trump comes to an end in the United States. Many in Asia will breathe a sigh of relief to see former Vice President Joe Biden, a known quantity, take over the White House. But Biden’s task will be far from easy: restoring the United State’s reputation in Asia while dealing with the long-term geopolitical challenge of China’s rise, and flashpoints like North Korea.
Van Jackson, a specialist in Asian foreign policy and U.S. national security who formerly served in the Pentagon under the Obama administration, discusses the challenges facing the Biden administration — and potential paths forward. Jackson is also the author of the recent book “On the Brink: Trump, Kim, and the Threat of Nuclear War.”
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