Biden seems to be bent upon escalating conflicts in South Asia and the Middle East. As compared to Donald Trump, President Joe Biden enjoys a good reputation for being moderate. But Obama had a similar reputation too. Records show that Obama gave rise to conflicts instead of resolving them. The number of troops in Afghanistan was increased on his orders. Civil wars in Libya and Syria broke out in his reign, and he only fanned the already burning flames. Similarly, Joe Biden has hinted on reviewing US-Taliban deal and continuing Trump’s policy on China. All hopes for an end of the decades-long Afghan war are fading fast. As to China, Biden is expected to be more aggressive than Donald Trump. China is well on a path to become the leader of the modern world. To Biden administration, maintaining the status quo is before any other thing. Being the only superpower of the world is a feeling that should never be hurt on any cost. Biden may urge India and other allies of the quadruple alliance to be more assertive towards China. Moreover, the prospects that under Biden administration the United States will rejoin 2015 nuclear deal with Iran are low as Israel, US’ closest ally, is browbeating Iran with the threat of a military attack. In brevity, President Biden is set to worsen the already bad situation in South Asia and the Middle East. All those who are expecting him to be moderate are in a daydream.
Author: Rana Amir Iqbal