Views from Abroad: Anticipating US Foreign Policy under Biden


Much of the post-election talk in Washington foreign policy circles is focusing on the “return to normality” in America’s approach to the world.  How is the world viewing that prospect?  What do experts in China, Russia, Europe, and Israel expect from Biden, and how eager are U.S. partners and competitors for the return of conventionality in American foreign policy?  
The Center for the National Interest assembled a distinguished group of panelists to present views from abroad on these matters in a webinar hosted on Monday, December 7.

  • Kishore Mahbubani is a Distinguished Fellow at the Asian Research Institute at the National University of Singapore.  He spent more than three decades in diplomatic service, including two postings as Singapore’s ambassador to the United Nations. He is the author of seven books, including Has the West Lost It? A Provocation.
  • Dmitry Suslov is Deputy Director of the Centre for Comprehensive European and International Studies and Senior Lecturer at the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Russia.  He is the author of numerous publications on US-Russian relations and changes in the world order.
  • Dominic Green is Deputy Editor of The Spectator’s American edition, Contributing Editor of The Critic, and a weekly columnist for the London Daily Telegraph.  For his contributions to scholarship and literature, Dr. Green has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and of the Royal Society of Arts.
  • Shai Feldman is the President of Sapir Academic College, the largest public college in Israel. He previously served as the Judith and Sidney Swartz Director of the Crown Center for Middle East Studies and Professor of Politics at Brandeis University and is the author of several books on Israel and the politics of the Middle East.
  • George Beebe, Vice President and Director of Studies at the Center for the National Interest, and former director of Russia analysis at the CIA, moderated the discussion.