The transition from Trump to Biden in the United States: implications for the United States - Mexico relationship. An analysis from a national and subnational perspective

  • Roberto Zepeda Centro de Investigaciones Sobre América del Norte (CISAN), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

Abstract

The rise of Democrat Joseph Biden to the presidency of the United States in 2021 represents the beginning of a new era with multiple implications that it is pertinent to analyze. This article examines the changes in the US domestic and foreign policy approach in the transition from Trump to Biden. Likewise, the perspectives of the US relationship with Mexico in the Biden era from a national and sub-national level are analyzed. The main thesis is that the Joe Biden administration marks a remarkable change from the Trump administration. Notable changes include the federal government's strategy to deal with the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic; while a notable shift in foreign policy issues such as migration, environment and security is perceived, which will bring more advantages than disadvantages for Mexico.

Author Biography

Roberto Zepeda, Centro de Investigaciones Sobre América del Norte (CISAN), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

Roberto Zepeda has a doctorate in political and social sciences with a specialization in international relations, a master’s in North American Studies, and a bachelor’s in communications sciences. He is currently a fulltime researcher at CISAN. He has published and edited books in publishing houses in Mexico, the United States, and the United Kingdom, as well as articles in national and international academic journals.

He has been an associate professor at the University of Sheffield Department of Politics as well as its Department of Hispanic Studies. He has also given classes in international relations at different universities in Mexico.

He did a post-doctoral stay at the UNAM Institute of Social Research.

His lines of research focus on the study of sub-national government relations in North America, with an interdisciplinary approach.

He is a member of the Mexican Association of International Studies (AMEI), the Latin American Studies Association (LASA), and the Society for Latin American Studies (SLAS). He has also belonged to the National System of Researchers (SNI), Level 1, since January 2014.

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Published
2021-05-11
How to Cite
Zepeda, R. (2021). The transition from Trump to Biden in the United States: implications for the United States - Mexico relationship. An analysis from a national and subnational perspective. Norteamérica, Revista Académica Del CISAN-UNAM, 16(1). https://doi.org/10.22201/cisan.24487228e.2021.1.491
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