Many qualifiers can be said about him, but those that characterize him the most are dialogue, pragmatic and for Europe it is a respite and is a possibility in relations with the United States.
Again the dialogue that Trump omitted will return and the forms of understanding will be activated again. Perhaps some emblematic European leaders like Macron or Merkel herself, do not have it excessively easy, but light years from him I deal with the egomaniac and now, fortunately, a loser, a word widely used by his own, there is no doubt about that.
Putin and Trump, formerly traveling companions. Now with Biden, what Putin can hope is sanctions against the Russian economy. With China, a more open future is expected, in the face of almost constant threats from the outgoing president.
Let’s not be naïve, because the tension between China and the United States will not cease to exist, but it will not be a small thing, and for international and global politics, much more favorable than what has existed until now.
With regard to Turkey, that Erdogan had aligned himself with Trump, I have no doubt that he will know how to take advantage of this new situation, because strategically it is a vital country in relation to the Middle East and in the process improves Europe-Turkey relations, regarding to adversaries like Russia and China.
With regard to Latin America, he is also in luck, with the exception of Bolsonaro and López Obrador, who are closer to Trump. Dialogue will flow again and the conversations and the thawing with governments like Cuba will surely return, which I believe will have a beneficial effect on their citizens.
Let’s not forget that Trump, backed by Russia, expressly supported Brexit and the disintegration of the EU, now it should be the opposite.
We must not forget that it was Trump who dynamited the two Brussels agreements, considered fundamental for the fight against climate change (the survival of the Earth as a habitable planet) and the nuclear treaty with Iran.
Trump really was a real THREAT for the survival of the EU as much and on the same level as Russia, China or jihadist terrorism.
Biden has strong ties to Ireland and has already warned Johnson that if he breaches the divorce treaty signed with the EU in relation to Northern Ireland, as he has threatened, he will not sign any trade agreement with him.
That is a great foothold for Europe in the face of Brexit and its separation from Europe, which puts us on the winners’ grid (EU) against clear losers named Boris Jhonson.
Not all are advantages and among the disadvantages they can lead to is forgetting their desire to achieve “strategic autonomy” and continue to depend on the United States Security umbrella, leaving behind the European Defense Cooperation Agreement (PESCO) in the one that was currently being worked on.
Jose Luis Ortiz