Foreign policy under the Biden administration

Newly confirmed U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken holds his first press briefing at the State Department in Washington, U.S., January 27, 2021. Photo by REUTERS/Carlos Barria/Pool

Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s first full day on the job was Wednesday. He must restaff the department as he confronts serious problems: Iran untethered from the nuclear agreement, an emboldened Russia, a strengthened China, a pandemic and climate change creating instability everywhere, and ongoing wars in Afghanistan, Syria and Yemen.