Source: AUN News
Biden has a goal in mind! He is making calls, bending elbows, speeches, and advocating for a cause. The only difference is that it’s not voting rights, ending gun violence, or safeguarding abortion rights or the environment. Instead, he is busy forging a network of alliances akin to the Cold War to protect the “rules-based world order” from renegade nations like China and Russia.
For Biden, building this network is the most important task we have at hand. It appears he is channeling Cold War strategists like Dean Acheson, Paul Nitze, George Kennan, and others. He made the statement in Poland on March 26 after being inspired by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, using language that is all too reminiscent of those early Cold War initiatives: “we emerged anew in the great battle for freedom: a battle between democracy and autocracy, liberty and repression.” But like in that earlier era, Biden’s initiatives are likely to quicken the militarization of the world while giving “our” autocracies, like Saudi Arabia and Hungary, diplomatic cover. And while Biden travels the globe in search of partners, critical domestic issues that impact most Americans will go neglected.
Think about this As part of this effort, Biden has, since January 1, visited Israel and Saudi Arabia (July 13-16), Belgium and Poland (March 23–26), South Korea and Japan (May 24-28), Germany and Spain (June 25–30), and South Korea and Belgium (March 23–26). At the White House, he has also had meetings and phone conversations with the presidents of those and other friendly countries. The theme has been the same throughout all these gatherings and discussions: Join me in creating a global network of democratic and law-abiding nations to isolate authoritarian and rule-defying regimes like Russia and China.
On March 26, he said in Warsaw, Poland, “That’s why I came to Europe again this week with a clear and determined message for NATO [and] for all freedom-loving nations.” “We must promise to stay in this battle for the long term. For the upcoming years and decades, as well as today, tomorrow, and the day after, we must continue to be united.