Posts tagged as Joe Biden

Are NATO’s Baltic members safe until Joe Biden’s inauguration? – opinion

Thursday, November 19, 2020

While the transition of power in Washington will be anything but smooth, NATO’s eastern members must be particularly vigilant during the coming two months, writes Kalev Stoicescu for the Estonia-based International Centre for Defence and Security. There is almost no doubt that former Vice President Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. has won the US presidential elections, although counting of votes has not yet finished in many states, and President Donald Trump…

America in transition: How Joe Biden can score a major foreign policy win on day one of his presidency

By Thomas L. Knapp on Monday, November 16, 2020

“President-elect Joe Biden has promised to rejoin the Iran nuclear deal,” writes Tom O’Connor at Newsweek. “But a return is set to face challenges on both sides as they attempt to rebuild trust in a radically different environment than five years ago.” Those challenges? “For one, Iranian officials see no room for renegotiation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA),” notes O’Connor (JCPOA is the formal name of the “Iran…

Lithuanian leaders congratulate Joe Biden on US election victory

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Lithuania’s President Gitanas Nausėda and Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis congratulated Joe Biden on winning the the presidency of the United States on Saturday evening, shortly after US media projected the Democrat has defeated Republican incumbent Donald Trump in the election. “Congrats @JoeBiden on winning the #US Presidential elections! Look forward to continuing strategic bilateral cooperation! Lithuania cherishes strong transatlantic bond & #US leadership in @NATO, the guarantor of the security…

Lithuanian president compares Trump–Biden debate with his own campaign

Friday, October 2, 2020

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda gave an interview to the American news network CNN in which he said this week’s debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden reminded him of his own election campaign. “I would say, honestly, I did not forget my elections. They took place one year ago. And I remember the temperature in those elections was very high, too,” Nausėda responded to Richard Quest’s request to comment on…

Joe Biden’s VP pick and its consequences for the Baltics – opinion

Friday, August 7, 2020

The choice of the Democratic vice presidential candidate is going to be more consequential for the US and the Baltics – but judging her solely by hawkishness towards Russia is too simplistic, argues Audrius Ričkus. In the next few days, Joe Biden is posed to choose his running mate for the upcoming American presidential election. In recent history, there has not been a situation when a vice presidential pick would…

Biden promised to change behavior

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Joe Biden promised to be more respectful of individuals’ “personal space” Wednesday, even as he signaled that a politically-charged controversy over his hands-on brand of campaigning won’t deter him from a White House run. In a two-minute video posted to Twitter, the former Vice President acknowledged that “social norms are changing,” and that what he viewed as “gestures of support and encouragement that I’ve made to women and some men”…