Ramina Shut and Dr. Oksana Manchulenko: The US-Ukraine Relations Under the New Administration: What to Expect?
The United States is a global superpower and its influence is far from underestimated. Even without abusing the democratic system, the President retains an important role as the highest political spokesman of the American nation and the main individual player on the international stage. For this reason, the United States (US) elections are a long and burdensome process. Unsurprisingly, all elections come with surprises. The candidates and the issues they were discussing will have far reaching effects, not just for American public policy but policy throughout the world. To put it shortly, the US presidential elections have a global impact. They tend to shape international relations, as highlighted by Michael Armacost in his book “Ballots, Bullets, and Bargains: American Foreign Policy and Presidential Elections.” This policy brief will analyze how the statements of the newly elected President of the US – Joseph Biden – impact the international community and define his foreign policy agenda for the upcoming years. The analysis will be split into a prognosis for the US-Ukraine bilateral relations, including discussion of key issues in the strategic partnership: democracy, restoration of territorial integrity, military aid, US-Russia relations and restoration of alliances to tackle the modern challenges together.