In “Op-Ed: Are There Pieces of Trump’s Foreign Policy Worth Keeping?” (27 January 2021), Juan Zarate co-authors a perspective in The Los Angeles Times in which he weighs which elements of the former administration’s national security policy should be explored further, and which should be repealed. The piece takes a historical look at past presidencies to shape a perspective for the future. According to Juan, “The beginning of a new administration is often a time for reversing course, but reflexive impulses in foreign policy are seldom right. Biden will need to demonstrate his ability to lead globally and heal America’s democracy in the wake of the Jan. 6 attack and the effects of the pandemic. Still, in forming his own foreign policy agenda, Biden should consider seriously the elements of his predecessor’s approach worth keeping.”
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