U.S. President Joe Biden has committed to revitalizing democracy as a domestic and foreign policy imperative, to standing for human rights around the world, to fighting corruption globally, and to making clear that America’s commitment to democracy and human rights is central to his administration’s efforts to revitalize U.S. alliances and partnerships. As President Biden emphasized in his first foreign policy address as president, on February 4, 2021, if the United States is to succeed in meeting the many challenges we face today, “we must start with diplomacy rooted in America’s most cherished democratic values: defending freedom, championing opportunity, upholding universal rights, respecting the rule of law, and treating every person with dignity. That’s our inexhaustible source of strength.”

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