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US Foreign Relations Could Be at Serious Risk in 2021 – Here’s Why

( – Unlike so many of his political contemporaries, Donald Trump has never been afraid to prioritize American interests. During his time in the White House, he has consistently taken a hard line on immigration and sought to keep as many jobs as possible in the country.

For all that, though, he’s also managed to maintain good relationships with most other global powers. The best example of this is North Korea; Trump became the first sitting president to visit the country in 2019. A country we once considered a major nuclear threat is now on friendlier terms with the United States, but this progress could come to a swift halt if Joe Biden were to actually become president in 2021.

The country from which we now face the biggest threat is undoubtedly Iran. Since the assassination of Qasem Soleimani at the start of 2020, US-Iran relations have been fraught.

Our relationship with China is also somewhat uncertain. Intelligence services intercepted a number of Chinese election interference attempts earlier in the year, and Trump has not been shy about blaming China for the COVID-19 pandemic.

It’s important to remember that the US will always have enemies. As the most powerful country in the free world, we have a target on our backs. The goal of foreign policy is to protect our interests while also minimizing the risk of confrontation and President Trump has done just that. While the results of the presidential election are still in limbo, it raises the questions; what could Joe Biden do to completely unravel all of the hard work President Trump has made during his first presidential term and what damage could he do to put our foreign relations at further risk?

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