What will happen to Biden's commitment to human rights?

 




Joe Biden spoke of the establishment of human rights around the world before the election.

President Joe Biden's career in the US Senate is a  long journey. As a senator, he has always been concerned about the integration of human rights into US foreign policy. Now he is the president himself. 

Now everyone is waiting to see how much he will prioritize human rights in his foreign policy. Various issues related to foreign policy, including defense, economic interests and other values. 

But when the question of human rights comes to the fore with foreign policy, deceit and hypocrisy are associated with it.

Let's take a look at the 2018 assassination of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. 

Despite clear evidence that the assassination was carried out at the behest of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, then-US President Donald Trump avoided the whole affair in order to maintain relations with Mohammed bin Salman. 

Trump has been heavily criticized for this. Liberals, even conservative Americans, have sharply criticized Trump's apathy.

Trump has prioritized oil trade, the sale of military equipment, and regional stability, and has avoided the Khashoggi assassination trial because he prioritizes these issues. 

However, many believe that ensuring justice for the killings is in the national interest of the United States, and that the United States' position on human rights would have been clearer if action had been taken against Khashoggi. 

But the fact that the issue of Khahsoggi's assassination has not been taken into account has sent a message to the world that the United States has not taken up the issue of human rights for its own interests.

In order to deal with different types of interests in foreign policy together, one have to be compromising. During his election campaign in 2020, Joe Biden sharply criticized Trump for turning a blind eye to the Khashoggi issue. 

Since becoming president, Biden has allowed the director of the National Intelligence Agency to release a secret report blaming Mohammed bin Salman for Khashoggi's assassination, as well as banning seventy six Saudi officials in the United States and reducing the use of US weapons in Saudi Arabia's military operations in Yemen.

Liberal analysts, however, believe that Joe Biden should take tougher action against Mohammed bin Salman and announce that the United States will not enter into any kind of agreement with Mohammed bin Salman.

 At the same time, they believe that Saudi King Salman should be pressured to appoint another Crown Prince instead of him. 

However, many experts believe that the United States does not have the power to change the leadership of the Saudi royal family. 

But what Trump didn't do, Biden did, and he talked about American values. Although Biden has not yet taken any action against Mohammed bin Salman.

No matter how much we criticize the human rights of China and Saudi Arabia, USA must work with these two countries on environmental issues. In that case, Biden will have no choice but to pursue a balanced approach to human rights issues in foreign policy.


A similar issue has arisen in Biden's China policy. Biden has sharply criticized Chinese President Xi Jinping, saying "there are no democratic bones in the body."

 In addition, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and National Security Adviser Jack Sullivan recently met with Chinese Foreign Minister and National Security Adviser to criticize China's human rights record. 

In particular, they criticized the government's crackdown on Muslims in Xinjiang and the crackdown on protesters in Hong Kong. In a statement, Joe Biden approved of calling Russian President Vladimir Putin a "murderer."

Even then, when it came time to invite foreign leaders to the climate conference in the United States, Biden put Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Putin on the list. 

However, Saudi King Salman was included in the list of invitees but his son was not included. Many may think this is Biden's deception. 

They may ask, is it possible for the United States to deal with the effects of climate change without these countries? The answer is, yes, impossible.

China is currently the largest emitter of carbon and Saudi Arabia the largest source of hydrocarbons. If these two countries do not cooperate, do not cooperate on environmental issues, then the problem will be difficult to solve.

 This means that no matter how much we criticize the human rights of China and Saudi Arabia, USA must work with these two countries on environmental issues. In that case, Biden will have no choice but to move forward with a balanced approach to human rights issues in foreign policy.

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