President-elect Biden has made clear that his administration will be different than any before. He has also pledged his team will reflect the diversity of America and he is seeking known collaborators, rather than "a team of rivals" that President Obama famously referenced with his first Cabinet. Yet President-Elect Biden was elected by an exceedingly divided and polarised country and he will need to reconcile a number of factions, even within his own party.
Will Biden’s Cabinet reflect his campaign promises? What does the proposed Biden Cabinet mean for Australia and its national priorities? What is the best approach for Australia to engage with new leadership in Washington?
To discuss these issues, USSC hosted a webinar event with United States Studies Centre experts as we prepare to welcome the new administration.
For our analysis about major policy changes under a Biden administration, make sure to read Red Book / Blue Book: An Australian guide to the next US administration.