Americans Believe In Global Cooperation, So Should U.S. Foreign Policy, Former World Bank President Writes In Opinion Piece
Financial Times: Americans are still internationalists at heart
Robert Zoellick, former World Bank president and author
“…Americans are globalizers. Two-thirds believe globalization benefits the U.S. … If Joe Biden becomes the next U.S. president, he will face an immense domestic agenda … Mr. Biden’s foreign policy team should draw upon the domestic agenda to shape a complementary international plan. For example, in addition to rejoining the World Health Organization, the U.S. should urge the World Bank and regional development banks to partner with the WHO and developing countries to assist with the logistics, cold storage, distribution, and community health systems necessary to vaccinate the vulnerable. The U.S. should launch initiatives such as George W. Bush’s to counter the HIV-AIDS epidemic, malaria, and tuberculosis in Africa. … If a new administration rebuilds at home and revitalizes alliances abroad, the U.S. will be better prepared to face the two biggest challenges: the future of free societies and China” (10/29).