Where Trump and Biden Stand on Foreign Policy

This report is component of a Wall Street Journal information comparing President Donald Trump and previous Vice President Joe Biden on challenges from climate change to well being treatment and work.

WASHINGTON—President Trump and Democratic opponent Joe Biden have profound discrepancies in crucial regions of U.S. overseas coverage, but hold equivalent views about some big goals, together with limiting troop deployments to the Center East and Afghanistan.

Mr. Trump has aimed to emphasize his overseas-coverage credentials in the closing months of the 2020 marketing campaign. In speedy get, he has overseen peace agreements among Israel and two Gulf Arab states helped launch Afghan peace talks lessened troops in Iraq and Afghanistan and pushed for a framework arms-handle arrangement with Russia.

Mr. Biden, with many years of global practical experience as a previous senator and vice president, has criticized Mr. Trump for weakening U.S. alliances, strengthening ties to dictators and failing to suppress Iran’s nuclear application following withdrawing from a 2015 accord negotiated when Mr. Biden was serving less than President Obama.

Their see of alliances “is the biggest and most crucial change among the candidates, even earlier mentioned their differing views on climate, Iranian nuclear systems, and keeping nominal troop amounts in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan,” mentioned retired Adm. James Stavridis, a previous North Atlantic Treaty Group commander.