Biden’s democracy summit


This latest briefing from the Foreign Policy Centre looks at Biden’s manifesto commitment to holding a democracy summit within his first year.

December 7, 2020 Biden’s Democracy Summit Democracy is not exactly seen as a sexy topic for world discussion. Every year, at least in normal times, there are economic summits and climate change summits and occasionally there will be arms control summits too. But rarely are the building blocks of what makes our society function discussed on the world stage. Incoming US President Joe Biden seeks to address this void by including in his manifesto a commitment to holding a democracy summit within his first year, perhaps within the first few months. And, as Kevin Baron of Defense One notes: “Nobody on earth but the President of the United States has the power or clout to pull it off.”

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