Category: Speaking of Diplomacy

Title: America needs a foreign policy by Muslims for Muslims

Author: Mohammed Soliman, former ISD Student Research Fellow
Date Published: February 1, 2021

America is no longer living in a post-9/11 era. Today’s national security threats look vastly different than those it faced from transnational terrorist groups almost 20 years ago. America is long overdue in opening a new chapter with Muslims living in the United States and around the world. Now more than ever, the Biden administration needs an inclusive foreign policy toward the Muslim world that draws upon the talents of Muslim Americans, who are better situated to be a trusted bridge between Washington and Muslim capitals.

President Joe Biden inherited a different global order than the one he left as vice president in 2017. China’s rise is reshaping power dynamics within the international community. European allies are drifting away from Washington. And regional partners like Turkey and Pakistan are breaking away from their traditional alliances and have the potential to tilt the balance. [Read more]