Joe Biden, then Vice President, with advisor Anthony Blinken — now Secretary of State — at an Obama Administration meeting. John Kerry (R) is now special envoy for climate change, and Susan Rice (2nd from R) is head of the Domestic Policy Council.

I took part in a 25-minute special on BBC Radio Scotland on Saturday about the prospects at home and abroad for the Biden Administration.

Amy McKinnon of Foreign Policy sets the scene with a first-hand account of Wednesday’s inauguration. Frank Cogliano of Edinburgh University and I chat about the Administration’s domestic priorities and politics, then Julie Norman of University College London and I discuss its foreign policy.

Listen to Discussion 1:05.53

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