US President-elect Joe Biden revealed on Saturday to key members of the State Department team, a group of former professional diplomats and veteran officials of the Obama administration.
According to various sources, this decision indicates that Biden wishes to return to a more traditional foreign policy “after four years of uncertainty and unpredictability in light of [el liderazgo] Dale President Donald Trump ».
Among the assurances of the president-elect is Wendy Sherman’s diplomatic assurance of assuming the position of Deputy Secretary of State, the second in charge of that federal agency, who is currently director of the Center for General Command at Harvard University’s Kennedy School and senior advisor to Albright Stonebridge Group Corporation.
Sherman held the position of Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, the fourth-highest position in US diplomacy, during the Barack Obama administration (2009-2017), and was the principal US negotiator on the Iran nuclear deal.
She previously worked as an advisor at the State Department and as an under secretary at that Federal Agency for Legislative Affairs.
The President-elect also announced that Victoria Nuland would be nominated for the position of Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, who previously held the position of Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, but in European and Eurasian affairs in the Obama administration.
In addition, Biden is seeking to appoint Brian McCune as Under Secretary of Administration and Budget, Bonnie Jenkins for Arms Control and International Security Affairs, and Ezra Zaya, Undersecretary for Civil Security, Democracy and Human Rights, all in the department. The state.
In his statement announcing these appointments today, Biden noted that together these individuals have accomplished some of the most important diplomatic and national security achievements in the nation’s recent memory.
To face this moment, we need US-like diplomacy, led by diverse women and men, who are not afraid to challenge the status quo, added Secretary-designate Anthony Blinken.
On the other hand, according to the newspaper The hill, Scheduling Senate hearings to confirm Biden candidates is still in the air due to uncertainty over the scheduling of Trump’s trial in that legislative case.
The House of Representatives this week passed a resolution to impeach Trump for a second time for his role in inciting the violent groups that stormed the Capitol building last week, but it is not clear when the process in the Senate will begin. (RT and Prensa Latina summary)