New American: As Joe Biden attends the Group of Seven (G-7) summit in England this weekend, he seeks to put an end to the America First agenda that characterized the Trump administration’s approach to foreign policy.
“A ruler who lacks understanding is a cruel oppressor, but he who hates unjust gain will prolong his days.” Proverbs 28:16 ESV
The signal from Biden is that the United States will be much more open to international partnerships and initiatives than it was under his predecessor.
“Biden’s taking a much less isolationist approach [that] will spur that good will and he needs to keep doing that,” said John Hudak, who serves as a senior fellow at the left-wing Brookings Institution, before the summit got underway.
“This summit is the first big step in showing the world that America is back to the position it once held,” Hudak added.
The Biden way of conducting foreign affairs differs from President Trump’s, which was often a relatively “tough” one which included demands that allies pay their fair share for regional defense spending for which America provides the bulk of capital and services. Read More