Joe Biden speaks at the Lodges at Gettysburg on October 6, 2020, in Pennsylvania. Undermining America’s diplomatic heft may be one of Trump’s most damning legacies, and one that the Biden team is set to unravel as soon as possible. Photo: AFP Joe Biden speaks at the Lodges at Gettysburg on October 6, 2020, in Pennsylvania. Undermining America’s diplomatic heft may be one of Trump’s most damning legacies, and one that the Biden team is set to unravel as soon as possible. Photo: AFP
Joe Biden speaks at the Lodges at Gettysburg on October 6, 2020, in Pennsylvania. Undermining America’s diplomatic heft may be one of Trump’s most damning legacies, and one that the Biden team is set to unravel as soon as possible. Photo: AFP
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Outside In by David Dodwell

As Joe Biden works quickly to restore US diplomacy, the world breathes a sigh of relief

  • Trump’s assault on the diplomatic service – and on the exercise of US diplomatic finesse across the world – showed crass ignorance of the value of diplomacy and how strongly diplomatic leadership contributed to America’s soft power

Joe Biden speaks at the Lodges at Gettysburg on October 6, 2020, in Pennsylvania. Undermining America’s diplomatic heft may be one of Trump’s most damning legacies, and one that the Biden team is set to unravel as soon as possible. Photo: AFP Joe Biden speaks at the Lodges at Gettysburg on October 6, 2020, in Pennsylvania. Undermining America’s diplomatic heft may be one of Trump’s most damning legacies, and one that the Biden team is set to unravel as soon as possible. Photo: AFP
Joe Biden speaks at the Lodges at Gettysburg on October 6, 2020, in Pennsylvania. Undermining America’s diplomatic heft may be one of Trump’s most damning legacies, and one that the Biden team is set to unravel as soon as possible. Photo: AFP
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David Dodwell

David Dodwell

David Dodwell is the executive director of the Hong Kong-APEC Trade Policy Study Group, a trade policy think tank.