GZERO VIDEO: No, Joe Biden, America is not back

NEW YORK (GZERO MEDIA) - Despite US President Joe Biden and the administration's declarations that the United States is back, it will take a while before this becomes a reality, notes American political scientist Ian Bremmer.

The current direction in US foreign policy under Mr Biden has normalised compared to that under the Trump administration, with Washington rejoining the Paris climate accord and the World Health Organisation.

However, as Mr Bremmer points out, this doesn't necessarily mean that America is back. An example is America's lack of participation in more significant agreements such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

People do not feel foreign policy is working for them, notes Mr Bremmer.

The Biden administration "needs to get buy-in from the average American. In other words, the American foreign policy needs to be seen as increasingly in service of the middle class", he says.

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