The President has put the Vice-President in charge of a mission in which she is unlikely to succeed.
The US and UK are keen to prioritise the green agenda, but can’t afford to ignore the challenge posed by illiberal regimes.
Ben Roback: Biden can continue to expand the state – now that Republicans are too distracted by the culture wars
Biden wants to act quickly and boldly while his party has unified control of Congress, knowing full well that could change next year.
The President’s age and fall together shines an spotlight onto the woman who would assume the presidency were he to vacate it.
Ben Roback: Vaccination in America – a research and manufacturing triumph. Now for the next challenge: getting needles into arms
Some of this success was crafted under Trump’s presidency, and he now holds the key to better protecting his country.
Erin O’Toole, Leader of the Official Opposition of Canada, championed the idea during his bid to run the Conservative Party of Canada.
It has faired much better than the mother country. But far from delivering ‘Zero Covid’, the costs of international isolation are unsustainable.
Ben Roback: China. Under Trump, a threat. Under Biden, a competitor. His speech at the Munich Security Conference.
The President’s address was tougher on Russia, but far from radical. If anything, it risked being disappointingly tame.
After the gladiatorial theatre of the Trump years, American politics is returning, at least in terms of government, to something more like normal.
The President wants to lower the political temperature and win Republican support – and that risks disappointing the Democratic left wing.
Seventeen Republican senators would be needed for the two thirds majority required to impeach him. This seems a high bar.
Intriguingly, he has retweeted an article which said: ‘May God bless him, Melania, and their family, as God leads him to the next chapter in his life.’
Sarah Elliott: Biden might have won the US election, but Republican victories elsewhere will inhibit his presidency
The incoming House GOP class is the most diverse freshman class for the Republicans in history. The majority of those who won are female.
The President-elect’s closest circle of advisers seem to be selected on the basis of trust and experience.
America’s election results – and the Blue Wave That Never Was. Biden will be constrained if he wins.
Continuity on Capitol Hill looks set to ensue, with Republicans holding the Senate and Democrats keeping the House.