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Opinion

Biden will inherit healthy Indo-Pacific alliances

New president won't have to work too hard to repair US partnerships

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Joe Biden stands with his nominees for his national security team on Nov. 24, 2020: the incoming Biden administration might be surprised to discover that U.S. alliances are in good shape.   © Reuters

Derek Grossman is a senior defense analyst at the nonprofit, nonpartisan Rand Corporation. He formerly served as an intelligence adviser at the Pentagon.

A popular refrain from the incoming Biden administration is that U.S. alliances and partnerships in the Indo-Pacific have been atrophying under the past four years of Trump administration mismanagement.

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