Multilateralism: A Realist View
- Louise Oliver
- Content Type
- Journal Article
- The Ambassador's Review
- Publication Date
- Spring 2021
- Council of American Ambassadors
- President Joseph Biden is reembracing President Barack Obama’s foreign policy strategy, making multilateralism a core principle of his own foreign policy. Biden’s foreign policy team includes Obama Administration veterans such as Antony Blinken, William Burns and John Kerry, all of whom believe in the efficacy of multilateral diplomacy. Biden has returned to the Paris Climate Accord, nullified President Donald Trump’s decision to leave the World Health Organization (WHO) and reengaged with the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC).
If returning to the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is also a possibility, Biden ought to take a close look at the U.S. experience with that organization because it is a good example of the difficulties that multilateralism can pose for the U.S.
- United Nations, Multilateralism, UN Human Rights Council (HRC), UNESCO
- Political Geography
- North America, United States of America