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September 16, 2020

Biden's 'Build Back Better' Could Build a Better U.S. Foreign Policy

Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

In response to the economic collapse caused by COVID-19, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has proposed an ambitious sustainable infrastructure program called “Build Back Better.” While Biden’s proposal is domestic, this concept is equally powerful if applied globally. Indeed, a similar global initiative could help the U.S. regain the soft-power advantage it has ceded to China while repairing relations with U.S. allies in the fight against climate change, writes Elizabeth Losos, a senior fellow at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, in an op-ed for The Hill.