- January 20, 2022
- December 10, 2023
On January 20, 2021, Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States of America. Today – one year later – it is worth taking stock of his term in office. On the domestic policy level, the huge stimulus package and the bipartisan infrastructure bill certainly stand out. On the foreign policy front, the return to the Paris climate protection agreement and the highly controversial withdrawal from Afghanistan are among the things that will be remembered. At the same time, it is important to look ahead to 2022, the year of the midterm elections.
What are the domestic policy achievements and failures of the Biden administration so far? What foreign policy impulses and missteps is the president responsible for? Can the “Build back better” Act, i.e., welfare, family and climate reform, still be saved and can we expect other major legislative initiatives in 2022? To what extent will the wing wars between progressive forces and the moderate camp affect the Democratic Party and President Biden, potentially giving Republicans a majority in both chambers of Congress? The podcast’s moderator, Stormy-Annika Mildner, Aspen Institute Germany, discusses these questions with Hubert Wetzel, USA correspondent for the Süddeutsche Zeitung in Washington, D.C., and Nora Müller, Head of International Politics and Head of the Capital Office of the Körber Foundation.
“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.