By Chris Navagonski, The American Conservative
President Biden is right: America is back. Since January, the United States has re-embraced the tactlessness and belligerence that have for so long defined American foreign policy. In April, Biden was a no-show when Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga visited the White House. In early May, the Biden administration recklessly floated the idea of Ukraine joining NATO, endorsing the West’s continued incursion into Russia’s sphere of influence. And when yet another flood of African migrants crossed from Morocco into Spain a few weeks ago, the Biden administration issued a statement supporting Morocco.
The great and middling powers of the world have taken note. Germany has successfully called America’s bluff on the Russian-backed Nord Stream 2 pipeline, and the two nations are proceeding with the project without fear of sanctions. Meanwhile, China is simply ignoring Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s repeated requests to set up talks.
Categories: Anti-Imperialism/Foreign Policy