Program Details

Will “Biden Everything Doctrine” Work?

Robert G. Rabil
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Course Description

In "The Washington Post," Biden raised a central question to his foreign policy approach: "Will the democratic alliances and institutions that shaped so much of the last century prove their capacity against modern-day threats and adversaries? I believe the answer is yes!" Critics have called this approach the "Biden Everything Doctrine," combining global leadership, foreign and domestic imperatives. In this lecture, Rabil argues that Biden's lofty goals are hard to reconcile and lays out a pragmatist approach based on revitalizing alliances and global cooperation, underpinned by both engaging and deterring big powers.

About the Instructor

  • Robert G. Rabil, Ph.D., is an internationally renowned scholar. His books have been highly commended and reviewed by major academic journals. He is considered one of the leading experts on Salafism, radical Islam, and U.S.-Arab-Israeli relations. He earned doctoral degree in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University. In May 2012, he was conferred with an honorary doctoral degree in humanities from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. He is a professor of political science at Florida Atlantic University.

    Lifelong Learning Professorship of Current Affairs, 2018-19
    Lifelong Learning Professorship of Current Affairs, 2012-13
    Recipient of the 2008 Excellence in Teaching Award