Faculty Research Fellow Neta Crawford Authors Piece on Biden Administration’s Foreign Policy Approach for The Conversation

Neta C. Crawford, Professor and Chair of the BU Department of Political Science and a Pardee Center Faculty Research Fellow, recently co-authored a new article for The Conversation exploring how the Biden administration will impact the future of racism, the Supreme Court, and foreign policy.

In the article, Prof. Crawford specifically addresses the future of foreign policy and defense, noting that she expects President-elect Biden to reset U.S. foreign relations in three main ways. First, she expects the incoming administration to change the tone of U.S. foreign relations, specifically by repairing relations with U.S. allies, rejoining some treaties and international agreements like the Paris Climate Agreement, and taking a harder-line approach toward Russia. Second, she anticipates a reduced U.S. military presence overseas in favor of investments in more high-tech weapons. Finally, Prof. Crawford says that Biden will likely continue some of the policies of the previous three administrations, such as modernizing the nuclear weapons arsenal and prioritizing the economic and military threats posed by China, albeit with a greater emphasis on diplomacy.

Read the full article here.

Prof. Crawford is the co-founder and co-director of the Costs of War project at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, which explores the human, financial, environmental, social, and political costs of the post-9/11 wars. In October 2019, the Pardee Center launched a new collaboration with the Watson Institute called 20 Years of War: A Costs of War Research Series to expand the project with a new set of analyses to mark the 20th anniversary of the beginning of the post-9/11 wars.