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United States: what role in the world?


The “Biden doctrine” is not yet clear. But the desire to disengage from external presences in favor of internal issues is affirmed. Paradoxically, with a certain return to democratic messianism, and the strengthening of the Chinese obsession, inherited from the Trump administration.
Succeeding an extraordinary Trump presidency and confronted with a Democratic left whose ideas are on the rise, President Biden has surprised on many points since his arrival at the White House. The first months of his administration reflect a Keynesian turn on economic and budgetary issues (with the announcement of ambitious recovery plans), but also a complex positioning, not necessarily expected, on foreign policy – ​​and this, even as Joe Biden does not arrive as a novice at the White House. During his 33 years in the Senate, he was twice a member and chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee. He has already met the majority of heads of state and government around the world, and as Barack Obama’s vice-president between 2009 and 2017, he had to deal with Afghan and Iraqi issues. However, his administration is currently sending contradictory signals on the international role it envisions for the country, and it remains difficult to describe a “Biden doctrine”.
The Biden administration affirms first of all an explicit desire to reduce American interventions abroad, to refocus its efforts on the ills of the country, with in particular the resumption of social mobility for the most modest…

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