Eric Naki
Political Editor
2 minute read
21 Jan 2021
4:45 am

Foreign policy set for big shift in US

Eric Naki

It’s foreseen that rhetorical war with China will subside, but rivalry will remain.

Former US vice president Joe Biden says he will be 'more mindful' in the future about respecting personal space. AFP/File/ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS

Experts believe US foreign policy will change under new president Joe Biden, but the status quo will remain regarding China and Russia. Professor Siphamandla Zondi, from the University of Johannesburg said Biden would not alter the US’s attitude towards China and would seek US dominance in the world like his predecessors, but would be friendly to Africa. North West University politics professor Theo Venter said US foreign policy would change from the inward looking “US first” approach of Donald Trump to the restoration of a multilateral approach, including rejoining the World Health Organisation. Zondi said: “It is consistent with tried...