Delegate, Disrupt and Protract: Biden’s Path Dependency in the Middle East

When the major US news networks started to call the country’s 2020 presidential elections for Joe Biden, much of the world looked at the struggling superpower with relief. There was hope that after four years of erratic and impulsive American Middle East policy under the Donald Trump administration, a change of White House tenancy could reinstate US regional leadership. European countries showed a particular lack of vision and initiative in the face of Trump’s ‘America First’

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