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📩 Download the new report now: https://www.cis.org.au/publications/occasional-papers/the-new-president-what-bidens-foreign-policy-agenda-means-for-australia/ Joe Biden comes to the presidency amid great expectations for a return to normalcy in American foreign policy, but that doesn’t necessarily mean a more benign international environment for Australia. The United States has global priorities and responsibilities, but there are three areas in particular where the Biden administration’s policy choices are most likely to affect Australia: China policy; climate policy; and digital platforms. About the author: Salvatore Babones is an Adjunct Scholar at the Centre for Independent Studies and an Associate Professor at the University of Sydney. An expert on globalisation and China, he is an elected member of the National Committee on US-China Relations and writes a column on Indo-Pacific affairs for Foreign Policy magazine. He has authored four previous CIS Analysis Papers, including most recently A House Divided: The AFRB and China’s Subnational Diplomacy in Australia (November 2020).