US Election 2020


As Joe Biden takes office as the 46th US president, we examine the impact the new administration will have on international security and geopolitics.

In the run up to the US election, RUSI hosted events and published analysis examining the foreign policy and security implications.

After a dramatic transition period, we now examine how the world will be affected by the new US administration.

Forthcoming event

What Prospects for US-Iran Ties Under the Biden Administration? The View From Iran
17 February 2021, 14:00

Latest Commentary

The Biden Presidency: What Role for the UK on Iran?
Commentary, 22 January 2021, by Aniseh Bassiri Tabrizi, Darya Dolzikova and Tom Plant

The Biden Administration’s First Steps and the UN
Commentary, 22 January 2021, by Richard Gowan

Of Some Benefit: US Corporate Transparency Inches Forward
Commentary, 21 January 2021, by Tom Keatinge

The Biden Presidency: The Benefits of Being Boring
Commentary, 20 January 2021, by Karin von Hippel

Time for a New UK–US Relationship
Commentary, 19 January 2021, by Peter Roberts

The UK Should Align with Biden in the Indo-Pacific
Commentary, 14 January 2021, by David Hutt

Key Influencers on the US Policy on Iran
Commentary, 22 December 2020, by Corey Hinderstein

Key Middle East Influencers on US Iran Policy and the Implications for the UK
Commentary, 16 December 2020, by Sanam Vakil

The Biden Administration and the Future of US–India Ties
Commentary, 9 December 2020, by Aaditya Dave

What Does Biden’s Victory Mean for the Indo-Pacific?
Commentary, 30 November 2020, by Walter Ladwig

The Impact of a Biden Presidency on the Middle East and North Africa
Commentary, 13 November 2020, by Aniseh Bassiri Tabrizi, Antonio Giustozzi, Michael Stephens, H A Hellyer and Tobias Borck

What Europe Needs on Russia from a Biden Administration
Commentary, 12 November 2020, by Neil Melvin

Biden in the White House: A New Lease of Life for the West?
Commentary, 10 November 2020, by Malcolm Chalmers

A Biden Presidency: Reset or Renewal?
Commentary, 9 November 2020, By Karin von Hippel

US and UK Intelligence and Security Relationship: The Way Forward – Together
Commentary, 3 November 2020, by John Scarlett

The Implications of the US Elections on the Iranian Nuclear File, and the Likely Positioning of the UK
Commentary, 2 November 2020, by Alistair Burt


Previous events

The Incoming Biden Administration: Views from Iran
Iranian experts offer their perspective on the incoming Biden administration after four tumultuous years under the leadership of Donald Trump.
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Impact of the US elections on the MENA
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Transatlantic Relations on Iran After the US Elections
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The US Election: Foreign and Security Policy Challenges for the Next President
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US Election 2020: What's in Store for Sanctions?
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Countering Interference at the Next US Election

Elisabeth Braw talks about efforts to counter foreign interference at the next US Election.

Foreign Election Interference:
A Bounty on Your Head
Commentary 28 August | Elizabeth Braw

Washington is offering $10 million for tips that would help authorities prevent possible cyber interference in the November elections. Unusual, but not necessarily unworkable.

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