The Biden administration must contend with major foreign and trade policy issues, including how to manage the potentially-hazardous legacy left by the Trump administration.
President-Elect Joe Biden appointed Ambassador Susan Rice to serve as director of the Domestic Policy Council in his administration.
“In the 21st century, our foreign economic and domestic imperatives are deeply intertwined,” Rice said in her acceptance speec. “Tackling these challenges is personal to me. I am a descendant of immigrants and the enslaved, and service is in our blood.”
“Women’s rights are human rights” still reverberates around the world as it did in Beijing 25 years ago. Yet gender equality has not been reached in any country, though it is both a moral imperative and smart policy.
Avril Haines, the next director of national intelligence, used her acceptance speech to emphasize the public service component of her position—and throw shade on her predecessors who continue to deny that Trump lost the election.
“You know that I have never shied away from speaking truth to power. And that will be my charge as director of national intelligence.”
Linda Thomas-Greenfield was nominated U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. If confirmed, Thomas-Greenfield will become only the second Black woman to serve in the role.
“The challenges we face, a global pandemic, a global economy, a global climate change crisis, mass migration and extreme poverty, social justice are unrelenting and interconnected, but they’re not unresolvable if America is leading the way.”
Four years after an attempted Russian cyber-attack on U.S. elections, many states have built or vastly expanded their own capabilities to prevent and respond to cybersecurity attacks on their voting systems and other government computers.
Over the past few years, the Trump Administration has unleashed an onslaught of policies and regulations targeting immigrants fleeing persecution and torture who seek safety in the US.
Specifically, the administration has an obsession with attacking gender-based asylum claims which is further harming immigrant women seeking refuge from domestic violence.
The COVID-19 crisis has painfully demonstrated that foreign policy is not a high-minded consideration: America’s health, economy and security are linked to the world’s, and decisions about foreign affairs will determine whether and how we defeat dangers before they reach our shores. This November, women voters will choose the U.S. president, and by extension, will determine what the United States’ global role means for the American people.
Adopted in 1995, the U.N.’s Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action shaped aspirations for women’s equality in the 21st century—and no amount of resistance or repression since has been able to reverse its momentum.
In adopting a feminist foreign policy, Mexico joins conversations on gender equality that are usually monopolized by wealthy nations in Scandinavia and Western Europe. Yet Mexico’s track record of promoting women in politics domestically means it belongs in that rarefied club—and puts to shame the so-called advanced democracies that have fallen behind.