Joe Biden doesn’t really need the splashy virtual Democratic National Convention, now underway, to introduce his presidential candidacy to the world. He was vice president of the United States for eight years and served on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for decades.

Yet his international agenda remains somewhat opaque.

Diplomacy expert Klaus Larres of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill looks to the candidate’s long history to assess his likely foreign policy priorities.

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