STEVEN KUO: Biden victory would be a chance for SA to repair US bridges
Cyril Ramaphosa should dispense with his predecessor’s anti-US stance and increase bilateral trade and diplomacy
Indications are that Joe Biden will win the US presidential election on November 3. If Biden does win, Donald Trump’s “America First” foreign policy doctrine will come to an end. The isolationist — you are either with me or against me — policies and associated bravado will be dialled down.
Biden will look to shore up the crumbling liberal international order and try to take the reins of global leadership again. In Europe he will seek to repair damaged trust with allies by reaffirming the US commitment to Nato. In the Middle East, Washington will return to the negotiation table with Iran. However, in the Indo-Pacific the trade war that has turned into a New Cold War under the Trump administration will likely continue...