Blinken on eight strategic priorities of new US foreign policy

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken outlined eight strategic priorities for the country’s new foreign policy on Wednesday, TASS reports.

In a concept speech at the State Department, he said that the administration will publish a document on the same day with strategic guidelines for its foreign policy for the next few months. “[US President Joe] Biden will release what is known today as an interim strategic guidance on our national security and foreign policy. It will provide initial direction for our national security structures so that they can get started right away as we continue to develop more detailed strategy of national security over the next few months, “- said the chief of American diplomacy, who listed the priorities included in this document.

He explained that the manual “sets out the international situation as seen by the Biden administration, explains its foreign policy priorities.”

Blinken did not make specific statements, listing eight priorities. In this list, he included the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, the economic crisis and climate change caused by it, democracy issues, building relationships with allies and partners, immigration problems, protection from hacker attacks and intellectual property theft, countering currency manipulation, as well as China.

This course differs in many ways from the policy of the previous administration. However, there are also priorities that have not changed. Thus, Blinken emphasized that the United States, when building a trade sphere of foreign policy, will proceed from the benefits of American workers. This has been repeatedly stated by the 45th President Donald Trump.


“No international problem that affects your lives can be solved by any country alone – even as powerful as the United States,” the Secretary of State said, stressing the importance of Washington’s cooperation with its partners. “We are making a big leap right now to reconnect with our friends and allies and reimagine partnerships that were established many years ago. We clearly understand that true partnerships mean sharing the burden equally: everyone contributes, not just we, “he added.

At the same time, Blinken pointed to the connection between diplomacy and the army. “We will make sure that we continue to have the most powerful armed forces in the world. Our ability to be effective diplomats depends to a large extent on our military power,” he said.