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Where Biden Stands On Foreign Policy, More Than A Month Into His Presidency

Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP
In this Feb. 27, 2021, photo, President Joe Biden speaks on the economy in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Biden took office promising to move quickly to restore and repair America’s relations with the rest of the world. Yet one major nation has yet to see any U.S. effort to improve ties, and that's China. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

From sanctions against Myanmar to a military attack on Syria and attempts to re-enter the Iran Nuclear Deal, President Biden has made some notable foreign policy moves in his first month-plus in office.

On this episode of River to River, host Ben Kieffer is joined by experts in international politics Wayne Moyer and Jim McCormick to learn more about how President Biden’s implemented policies are living up to foreign policy promises made on the campaign trail.


  • Wayne Moyer, professor of political science, Grinnell College
  • Jim McCormick, professor of political science, Iowa State University
Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River
Katelyn Harrop is a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa