- April 27, 2021
When Joseph R. Biden, Jr. took office on January 20, the United States was simultaneously experiencing a severe pandemic, a deep recession, and widespread polarization. Since that day, the 46th President of the United States has been tackling the country‘s enormous problems at a pace and with a verve that not many observers thought possible. Ideally, every action should bring about social justice, ensure greater gender equality, and combat climate change. Domestically, the “American Rescue Plan” stands out from Biden’s agenda, a nearly $2 trillion economic stimulus package. On the world stage, President Biden’s first 100 days in the Oval Office have been marked by an explicit commitment to NATO, a return to the Paris climate agreement, and an appreciation of multilateral institutions and treaties. In view of the razor-thin majorities in the Senate and the House of Representatives, can the huge “American Jobs Plan” infrastructure package be pushed through Congress? What more can the Biden administration achieve in domestic politics between now and the 2022 midterm elections? What does President Biden’s renewed emphasis on alliances mean for America’s allies? Is the United States finding the right geostrategic response to the challenge posed by a rising China? The Podcast hosts David Deißner and Stormy-Annika Mildner are joined by Christoph von Marschall, diplomatic correspondent of the daily Der Tagesspiegel, to discuss these and other questions.
“America’s Choice – Der USA-Podcast” is a German-language podcast on U.S. politics, co-produced by the Aspen Institute Germany and the Atlantik-Brücke. The podcast is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and other platforms.