US election: the world is waiting for Biden to beat Trump and change the course of US foreign policy
- The two-act plot of November’s presidential election must play out before US foreign policy can reboot, leading to an enervating waiting game
- The best that even thoughtful US observers can do for now is to wait for whoever or whatever is to come, as few dare to predict beyond November
Tom Plate is a university professor and a veteran columnist focused on Asia and America. This Distinguished Scholar of Asian and Pacific Studies at Loyola Marymount University has orchestrated live interactive seminars with major universities across Asia, as part of the LMU’s path-finding Asia Media International Centre. He is also the author of 13 books, including the bestsellers “Confessions of an American Media Man” (2007), four volumes in the “Giants of Asia” series, and three In the 'Tom Plate on Asia' book series. He is vice-president of the Pacific Century Institute, in Los Angeles.