President-elect Joe Biden has officially announced some key ministerial selections for the National Security and Foreign Policy teams.
The list brings together the people who have worked in Obama Administration is in the State Department and the White House.
Some have relationships with Mr. Biden It dates back many years, but the staff also reflects a more diverse wardrobe than we’ve seen previously.
Many of them are well known to foreign diplomats around the world and share a belief in strong American alliances at the international level and multilateral organizations, but they are also concerned about foreign interference after conflicts in Iraq And the Afghanistan.
Here’s who Biden plans to bring – and most importantly, why he’s so important.
John Kerry, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate
John Kerry, the former Secretary of State, will be the Climate Caesar.
A statement from the Transitional Office said Mr. Kerry “will fight climate change full time as the Special Presidential Climate Envoy and will participate in the National Security Council.”
Kerry is perhaps the best known of the Biden appointments, and he has a lot of experience in global crises.
He said on Twitter that he looked forward to working with “young leaders from the climate movement.”
This group, led by the Sunrise Movement, helped elect Biden.
Many support the Green New Deal and will keep Biden’s feet on fire.
Unlike others, this role does not need confirmation by the Senate.
Anthony Blinken, the secretary of state, is one of Biden’s closest and most prolific foreign policy advisers
Mr Blinken said earlier that Brexit was like a dog being run over by a car – “a total mess”.
He likened it to the rise of far-right leader Marine Le Pen in France.
And therefore, Boris Johnson There might be some persuasion to do and some delicate conversations ahead.
Like Biden, he expected Mr. Blinken to press hard on the sanctity of the Northern Ireland peace agreement in any Brixi Negotiations.
He is widely seen as a pragmatic foreign policy centrist who has supported past US interventions and is respected by some. Republicans.
Democrats say they hope to revive what they see as the beleaguered State Department, the Foreign Service and the Civil Service.
In an interview with The Washington Post, Barack Obama described him as “brilliant. Intelligent, generous, skillful diplomat, highly respected all over the world”.
Alejandro Mayuras, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security
He served as Deputy Minister of Homeland Security from 2013 to 2016.
He would be the first Latino to run the department if confirmed and would be charged with implementing and managing the country’s immigration policies.
He is a Cuban-born immigrant whose family fled the Castro revolution.
He also worked as a lawyer in California.
He will need to work to rebuild trust in the department after President Trump has turned it, some critics say, into a passive recipient of his more controversial policies.
Avril Haines, Director of National Intelligence
She will be the first woman to be appointed to this position.
Ms. Haines served as deputy director of the CIA in the Obama administration before succeeding Tony Blinken as Obama’s deputy national security advisor.
She is also a former Biden aide.
There are no major shocks, no major controversies, or creative elements in any of these appointments.
Many of the people chosen are people Biden has worked with for a long time and is deeply trusted – a characteristic of his leadership preferences.
They are very much the centrist globalists who will want to restore relationships with organizations like NATO Which President Trump has severely criticized.
There are more women and more people of color than we’ve seen in the past four years – a sign Mr. Biden wants to be seen as reflecting the demographics of America.
His team is also vetting actress Deb Haaland for the position of Home Secretary.
She will be the first Native American female cabinet minister.