Former U.S. VP Joe Biden Would Reverse Trump Policies On WHO, Climate Change If He Wins Presidential Election; News Outlets Examine Foreign Aid Approach, COVID-19 Plan

CNN: How Biden plans to undo Trump’s ‘America First’ foreign policy and return U.S. to world stage
“After four years of norm-bending, treaty-disrupting, and alliance-shaking foreign policy from the Trump administration, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is promising to return the U.S. to its more traditional role on the world stage. Biden has said he will make significant changes to U.S. foreign policy should he win Tuesday’s presidential election. People familiar with the former vice president’s plans say he would immediately reverse Trump policies on Iran, climate change, and the World Health Organization…” (Atwood/Gaouette, 10/31).

Devex: Would Biden’s foreign aid approach be progressive, or bipartisan?
“Since Joe Biden secured the Democratic presidential nomination, the party’s progressive wing has sought to push the candidate and his team to the political left on a wide range of issues. While foreign policy has been one arena for these intraparty negotiations, questions about global development, global health, and humanitarian assistance — perhaps unsurprisingly — have not risen to the same level of attention…” (Igoe, 11/2).

TIME: Here’s What We Know About Joe Biden’s COVID-19 Plan
“…Biden gave a speech on his COVID-19 plan on Oct. 23, and he and running mate Senator Kamala Harris have circulated a seven-point plan for ‘beat(ing) COVID-19 and get(ting) our country back on track.’ It is, experts say, what they’ve asked for since the pandemic began — but ‘the real devil’s in the details,’ says Eric Toner, a senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. Everything comes down to execution and specifics. And on that front, it’s too early to say how things would go if Biden is elected…” (Ducharme, 10/30).

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