Biden’s foreign policy picks signal US is back for global business
President elect signals desire to export global and moral leadership after Trump’s isolationism
Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Joe Biden’s nominee for US ambassador to the UN, has promised a new approach to one of the top jobs in American foreign policy: “gumbo diplomacy”.
Thomas-Greenfield described her experience of sharing Cajun cooking during her 35-year career in the foreign service as “my way of breaking down barriers, connecting with people, and starting to see each other on a human level”.
It sounds humble, but Biden’s foreign policy aspirations are anything but. As he announced his first six national security cabinet picks, the president-elect promised to reboot traditional alliances and restore what he described as America’s “global ... and moral leadership”...