Biden’s executive orders essentially reverse many Trump policies and begin to put flesh on the bones of these major thrusts.
Biden has assembled a strong and highly expert team of moderates. On economic policy the immensely capable Janet Yellen at Treasury (with Trump appointee Jay Powell at the Fed) is likely to trace a middle-of-the-road path supportive of growth, equity, and stability. On foreign policy, Anthony Blinken at State, Jake Sullivan at the National Security Council, William Burns at the CIA, John Kerry as Climate Ambassador and Lloyd Austin at Defense are all on the record as committed to rebuilding alliances. The first four are known internationalists as well as long-time Biden colleagues or allies.