Nearly three weeks after voting in the general election, the United States finally initiated the power transition process.
On the 23rd, the U.S. Administration of General Services wrote to the President-elect Biden of the United States, stating that the Administration of General Services is ready to initiate the transition process.
This also means that the United States -elect President Joe Biden may get presidential daily briefing, he and his team will also receive millions of dollars in bridge financing.
The President-elect of the United States, Biden, who received the notification, also announced his latest nomination for cabinet members .
The 6 people nominated this time are: Anthony Brinken as the Secretary of State, Alejandro Majorcas as the Secretary of Homeland Security, Avril Haynes as the Director of the National Intelligence Agency, and Jack Sullivan. Served as National Security Advisor to the White House, Linda Thomas Greenfield served as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and John Kerry served as the President’s special envoy on climate issues.
At the appearance meeting, US President-elect Biden said:
The team behind me declared that America is back.
“Return” seems to be a core concept of the Biden team. Where will the United States return? In what way will it return? Where will the United States go after its return?
From this nomination list, Lord Tan read out a lot of information.
In this nomination, there is a position described by President-elect Biden as “the most challenging job.” This is the Secretary of Homeland Security. The reason for saying this may have a lot to do with the new policies that Biden plans to implement. relationship.
On November 24, local time, in an interview with NBC TV, Biden mentioned his “100-day New Deal plan”, one of which is the immigration reform , which is the responsibility of the Department of Homeland Security.
The nominated Secretary of Homeland Security Majorcas is a refugee who came to the United States with his parents. After being nominated, he updated this paragraph on his social media:
When I was very young, the United States provided refuge for me and my family. Now, I have been nominated as Secretary of Homeland Security to protect all Americans and those who escape persecution and seek a better life for themselves and their loved ones.
The comments under this tweet almost all ask the same question:
What about the children at the border camp?
According to statistics from the Federal Court of the United States Government to the display, only this year November 18 to 23, illegal immigrants in the US-Mexico border were detained children have nearly 1,000 Ming .
This has a lot to do with the immigration policy of the current US government. As of June this year, more than 200 miles of the US-Mexico border wall project had been repaired.
With the construction of the U.S.-Mexico border wall, various policies to restrict and expel immigrants are frequently introduced. Many people are labelled “illegal immigrants” and receive unfair or even inhuman treatment.
In the US abnormal xenophobic immigration policies, social problems and contradictions frequently, often pushed to the international public opinion the cusp .
With the increase in funding for the wall, there are more and more disputes and frictions.
Faced with this situation, although President-elect Biden said:
The US-Mexico border wall will not be demolished.
But not overthrowing the wall does not mean not overthrowing the policy.
Biden promised that within 100 days of taking office, the practice of forcibly separating the parents and children of stowaways at the Mexican border will be abolished, as well as part of the visa ban.
It is not difficult to see that these propositions are diametrically opposed to the immigration policies adopted by the United States in the past few years .
When the Biden administration comes into power, the past administration’s “efforts” on immigration policies will be zeroed out and return to the original point.
It is not just immigration reform. The “100-day New Deal Plan” of President-elect Biden also includes policies to combat CORONAVIRUS and provide financial assistance to small businesses. These all require the joint efforts of the nominated members.
US President-elect Biden is full of confidence in the team he nominated. When leading the team to make a public appearance on the 24th, he said:
This team will guarantee the safety and stability of our country and our people.
There are a lot of plans, but in summary, there is only one core meaning. The summarization with Liu Ying, director of the Chongyang Cooperative Research Department of the National People’s Congress, is: to come back.
Although the policy can return to its original point and start over, there are some things that cannot be returned .
On November 27, Beijing time, the United States had a total of more than 13 million confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia, and a total of nearly 270,000 deaths. The epidemic situation continued to deteriorate, which is equivalent to 1 person dying of new coronary pneumonia every 40 seconds .
Under the pressure of the spread of the epidemic and the economic downturn, the entire United States is in a state of tearing apart . Violent conflicts caused by racial discrimination are frequent, and social instability is unprecedented.
The United States is about to embark on the road of return, and every step has a price .
In this nomination, the one with the highest international attention is the secretary of state, because he will largely determine the future relationship between the United States and other countries.
After the announcement of Anthony Brinken’s nomination, he was immediately observed under a magnifying glass by the global media .
Master Tan asked many experts who study American issues. Everyone’s unanimous descriptions of Brinken are occupations , which naturally has a lot to do with Brinken’s 27 years of work experience in the diplomatic system.
And another reason is the foil of peers .
And current Secretary of State Pompeo variety of miss it , stood up , mouth running train compared to the US media for Bulin Ken has been looking forward to , a lot of media cited the “American diplomacy in the report, the official return ,” the statement.
Deputy secretary general of the China Development Research Foundation who has been observing American issues for a long time, told Master Tan:
This actually means that the professionalism of the United States in international exchanges has returned. Foreign affairs are more about norms, rules, and etiquette. People like Pompeo do not understand diplomacy. In recent years, many professional diplomats in the United States have resigned and are unwilling. Work with him.
It can be seen that a person’s non-career affects not only his own job, but also the people around him.
To put it bluntly, cooperation based on mutual trust is not a manifestation of a profession, and this is what the US government needs most now .
In recent times, the personnel changes in Washington are the best proof.
Nearly ten officials, including US Secretary of Defense Esper, Director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cyber Security Agency, Christopher, and the Department of Defense’s top policy experts, were fired or offered to resign.
Great changes and frequent replacements can be said to be rare.
What followed was infighting, questioning, and mutual accusations. The government’s public credibility has also repeatedly declined. A BBC review article wrote:
There is no need for others to do too much to incite division, because division is deeply rooted in the United States.
At this time, the United States desperately needs a group of professional people to do professional things.
This is also well reflected in this nomination.
The main gathered Tan nominated candidates resume and found that they had worked in the Obama administration, positions are nominated and their areas of long-term work with the match .
Haynes, nominated by the Director of the National Intelligence Agency, served as the Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency during the Obama administration.
Majorcas, nominated by the Secretary of Homeland Security, served in the US Department of Homeland Security during the Obama administration.
Thomas Greenfield, nominated by the US ambassador to the United Nations, has 35 years of diplomatic work experience. During the Obama administration, she served as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs.
John Kerry, nominated by the President’s Special Envoy for Climate Change, served as Secretary of State during the Obama administration.
It is worth noting that during this period, Biden has been the vice president of the country and has a very in-depth understanding of them. Among them, Sullivan, who was nominated by the national security adviser, also served directly as the national security adviser to the then Vice President Biden.
Let familiar people return to familiar positions, this is only the first step to return to the profession, and more importantly, how to rebuild the credibility of the government .
In addition to solving domestic problems, the Biden administration also hopes to “return” internationally .
Where will the United States return? Many experts mentioned the same word: “Multilateralism.”
Judging from this nomination, there are many signals that the United States wants to return to multilateralism.
Lord Tan noticed that John Kerry, who was nominated as the President’s special envoy on climate issues, once led the US negotiations during the signing of the “Paris Agreement.”
Although the United States has withdrawn from this agreement.
But President-elect Biden made it clear that his first action after assuming the presidency was to rejoin the Paris Agreement.
In order to achieve this goal, Biden created a nomination for the first time in American history , that is, the president’s special envoy for climate issues, John Kerry, was included in the National Security Council.
Yang Nan from the Institute of American Studies of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences explained to Master Tan:
This greatly improved his authority, allowing him to participate in some national security meetings that he could not participate in before, and facilitate him to promote cross-departmental collaboration.
Through this arrangement, it is enough to see Biden’s determination .
Chen Wenxin, deputy director of the American Research Institute of the China Institute of Contemporary International Relations, also analyzed the signal sent by this special arrangement to the master Tan:
The Democratic Party has always attached great importance to the issue of climate change. But more importantly, it wants to send a signal that the United States has returned to multilateralism.
In his public appearance after being nominated, John Kerry’s speech also expressed this meaning:
No country can solve the climate change problem alone, and the whole world must work together.
The candidate for the post of US ambassador to the United Nations also revealed such information.
This position is second only to the Secretary of State in the US diplomatic system .
And Greenfield, as a core member of the US President-elect Biden’s team, after she was nominated, she wrote this paragraph:
The challenges we face—the global pandemic, the global economy, the global climate crisis, large-scale migration and extreme poverty, and social justice, are unabated and increasingly intertwined.
Clearly, these issues are not the only problem facing the United States, nor is it a problem in several countries, but the world’s common problems, and each problem are challenging, they are intertwined with each other, “go it alone” certainly The problem cannot be solved.
The Associated Press also mentioned when commenting on this appointment:
In the past four years, the US government has played little role in multilateralism or international organizations. (Designate) The appointment of the most experienced diplomat as an ambassador by the president also shows that he wants to regain the traditional role of the United States in the United Nations.
Although the signal is clear, in the eyes of many experts, this return path for the United States is destined to be full of ups and downs .
Lv Xiang and Tan Zhu, an expert on American issues at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, shared their views:
At present, the credibility of the United States has dropped to a freezing point. Whether the “Paris Agreement” signed by the previous government or the Iranian nuclear agreement, the next government retreats, everyone is now worried that no matter what the Biden administration does, 4 Changing individuals a year later ruined all the results.
It is true that multilateralism is the cornerstone of the existing international order. However, in the past few years, the United States has been playing the role of “digging the wall” .
The crisis of confidence has become an obstacle to the return of the United States to multilateralism.
After the return of the United States, where will multilateralism be led?
Lord Tan noted that Blincoln, who was nominated by the Secretary of State, had a point of view that has repeatedly appeared-the United States should cooperate with allies within the scope of international treaties and organizations. This is the best way for the United States to exert its own effectiveness.
Yu Jiantuo, Deputy Secretary-General of China Development Research Foundation, explained:
The United States will emphasize the so-called “rules-based international system,” but such rules may not be based on true international consensus, and may even be some rule systems that the United States does not participate in.
Zhang Yuyan, director of the Institute of World Economics and Politics, described it as “regulation lock” .
Multilateral means openness and cooperation, and the meaning of “lock” does not include these.
Mutual trust and respect are the foundation of cooperation and openness.
We will wait and see when the United States can return to multilateralism and how it will return to multilateralism .