There is a new team in the White House and President Biden’s selection of the members of his cabinet will wield considerable influence over the trajectory of US policies under his administration. The nominees reflect the diversity of color, race and creed in the new administration as several of the nominees would make history as the first of their kind to serve in the high offices. President Joe Biden nominees have work experience and ace credentials, with many who have served in the Obama administration as Biden’s colleagues.
Biden promises a return of old standards of predictability and stability in the White House. While there are chances that Biden may reverse course on several of Trump administration decisions and adopt a more “multilateralist” foreign policy, his policy overtures towards South Asia may show considerable continuity with his predecessor.