Biden broke a major campaign promise
Joe Biden’s policy has led to the weakening of the U.S. position on the world stage, as the American leader is not able to protect the interests of the country, writes The Wall Street Journal.
According to the authors of the article, the heads of the countries competing with the United States, which journalists attributed to Russia, China and Iran, have long ceased to take the oldest U.S. president seriously, because he is unable to show force against his opponents.
Biden came to power promising to be tough on Putin, unlike Trump, but his actions were weaker. He lifted U.S. sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 pipeline from Russia to Europe, even though he has tried at every turn to limit U.S. oil and gas production. The rise in world energy prices empowers Putin and Iran.
In addition, the authors are upset by Biden’s unwillingness to increase arms sales to Ukraine and by his decision to discuss the major issues of the foreign policy agenda with Vladimir Putin. In their opinion, such a dialogue has made Russia “more aggressive.
The Russian president and his U.S. counterpart will hold talks in video format on December 7. According to Putin’s aide Yuri Ushakov, the meeting will be an important follow-up to the June summit in Geneva. The presidents are expected to discuss the unsatisfactory situation in bilateral affairs and may touch upon topical issues of the international agenda: the situation in Afghanistan, Iran, Libya and the internal Ukrainian crisis. In addition, the heads of state may touch on pandemic issues, the fight against climate change and the oil market.