Confident in home, Confused abroad

Biden has started his presidency facing too many problems. He has faced unusual domestic issues and international crisis.

He has moved fast and straightforward, domestically but he hasn’t shown a leadership internaitionally yet. ‌Biden has moved to resolve the world’s core problem Covid 19 pandemic and has introduced massive, ambitious measures to help the country recover. He appears to have learnt a crucial lesson from Obama’s years of the presidency: Democrats fare better when they act with ingenuity, originality and confidence, rather than waiting and watering down ideas in the futile expectation of Republican approval.

However, whilst the white house has taken a confident, firm posture on domestic relations, it has taken a notably distinct approach to international affairs — tentative, timid, and dedicated to mollifying Republican opponents preemptively. This approach has led to confusion for the US allies and uncertainty for American’s adversaries.


China has been frustrated by the government to show how resilient it is. Biden’s American readouts with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Blinken’s call with his Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi appear less diplomatic than performing pieces tailored for a domestic audience. In summary, it was more a political theatre for national auditorium than diplomacy with another country. Readouts are studded with expressions such as “coercive” which “unfair,” and provide strict promises to make Beijing “accountable for its attempts to disrupt peace.”

Trump’s trade war with China was characterised by the Biden campaign as “an unmixed tragedy” that cost Americans money and employment.

When Joe Biden asked in an interview in August about whether Trump’s tariffs will be retained, Biden replied “no” and questioned Trump’s policies in general. However, none of the above is changed. “All of it is “under review.


After President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the nuclear agreement, Biden and his top advisors have made it crystal clear that the nuclear deal’s exit was a significant miscalculation that substantially damaged the United States’ legitimacy in the world and Without a shadow of a doubt, the world will be less stable, particularly in the Middle East. Iran was placed in a corner by the treaty, putting tight restrictions on its nuclear programme with intense inspections. But without that, scrutiny Tehran has been getting ever closer to possible atomic weapons.

Many political analysts believe that Biden’s government will aim for a fast way to get back into the bargain while it was in office. No, it turned out to be. Both the State Secretary and the National Intelligence Chief say that the rejoining deal is a “long road.”

They demand that Iran is complied with first, but this is mostly a ploy to avoid dealing with the problem. Diplomats may seek a mechanism for the two nations to rejoin concurrently.

Many of Biden’s representatives who helped broker the arrangement with Iran insisted that it was the best offer that the United States could get. Did they modify their minds?


During the presidential campaign, Biden criticised Trump’s methods, policies and strategies and vowed a return to the Obama era of attempts to ease the embargo and negotiate with Cuba, claiming that these policies would be more successful in reforming the island nation than a decades-long strategy of isolation and sanctions. There is nothing at all reversed. Once more, it is all under assessment. Biden and his advisors must be cautious to review Trump policies over the last four years since they have openly announced them devastating.

Saudi Arabia

Biden declared the end of US assistance for Saudi-led offensive operations in Yemen as part of a significant reorientation of US foreign policy during his first International Affairs address as President.

The crisis in Yemen, which killed over 100,000 Yemenis and displaced 8 million civilians, “created a humanitarian and strategic tragedy,” Biden said.

Biden: “This War Must End. “And to underscore our determination, we are trying to put an end to all American support for offensive warfare operations in Yemen, including sufficient weapons purchases.”

However, he added that the US have to continue to provide Saudi Arabia defence assistance against Iranian-backed missile and drone assaults. US troops in the Arabian Peninsula will also remain operational targeting al-Qaida.

ٔNevertheless, the US policy on Saudi Arabia remains unclear. On the one hand, the US administration has withdrawn its support to Saudi Arabia in the war against Yemen, on the other hand, the white house has shown its firm commitment to combat Iran by backing the Saudis.

I assume that Biden’s international relations team is seeking to conduce internal policy in the hope of detracting from Republican critiques of US enemies. It shall not perform.

Republicans have already felt vulnerable and are leading a movement to guarantee that the Iran agreement is never renewed, and restored. Which for republicans in general and neocons, in particular, will be praised as a big success.

About China, former Trump officer Cliff Sims responded to the blunt reading of the call from Biden-Xi by saying that it was a deception and that the real storey was “the selling out Bidens’s land with companies and corporations from the Chinese Communist Party.

On that day, Mike Pompeo, former US Secretary of state, suggested democrats had managed to truncate the Chinese Communist Party taxpayer dollars and doubted the Chinese Communist Party’s patriotism. Let me foresee that he will be accused of appeasement by Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Tom Cotton and Pompeo because of Biden’s hostile policies.

Liberals must bear in mind that victory shall never be preserved when they run terrified by foreign policy.

For worry that the Republicans would say he was soft and weak on communism, Lyndon Johnson sent half a million personnel into Vietnam.

The Democrats agreed to back the Patriot Act and the Iraq war after 9/11. Then Sen. The war hero with three purple hearts was John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) and, like Biden, he chose to allow Iraq’s invasion and occupation. In exchange, he was splattered by the Republicans as a traitor who lied about a military record.

Centred on his uncommon ability to challenge bipartite party thought, take chances and, above all, cease foreign policy on republican terms, President Barack Obama has accomplished his external diplomatic achievements — the Paris climate negotiations, bin Laden raid, the Iran nuclear settlement, the Cuba Free, the Trans-Pacific Relationship. The officers of Biden are competent and capable of doing so. Much contributed to the implementation of these policies. Aren’t they trusting in their achievements?

In conclusion, it does appear that Republicans have captured the White house’s foreign policy as a hostage and until President Biden’s team don’t show leadership in the international front for policymaking, the ambiguity in the US foreign affairs strategies remains in place. Which Biden and Democrats have no option but to pay a considerable heavy price for it


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