For decades, Biden has been a representative figure of the mainstream foreign policy establishment, the so-called Blob.
On the question of whether a Biden administration would be receptive to those urging such a shift, there was far less agreement.
“The forever war has clearly not ended,” said one leading progressive foreign policy adviser, who requested anonymity to speak candidly.
Foreign policy progressives are ready and willing to advise him on all of these issues—but will he listen?
But whether a Biden administration listens to foreign policy progressives will depend on not only personnel but also whether anti-war voices can organize and assert themselves.