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Biden losing friends and gaining enemies

Brandon J. Weichert, Asia Times – 27 April 2021 Strengthening relationships with its allies is key to the U.S. containing China’s economic coercion and rise to power, yet according to this article on Asia Times “the Biden administration has gone out of its way to alienate potential allies across the world”. Read the full article…

Biden’s $90 Billion Bailout to Tehran

Lindsey D. Graham, Foreign Policy – 28 April 2021 At the start of his presidency, Joe Biden has acquired affairs with the Middle East that are relatively quiet. However, according to this article in Foreign Policy, if Biden returns the U.S. to the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action “it could reverse positive momentum in…

Washington Is Avoiding the Tough Questions on Taiwan and China

Charles L. Glaser, Foreign Affairs – 28 April 2021 It is a widely held belief among U.S. foreign policy officials that China presents a greater threat now than ever before. Consequently, most debate about foreign policy towards China has involved how to cooperate with U.S. allies to contain Beijing’s economic force. However, this article considers…

What Comes After the Forever Wars

Stephen M. Walt, Foreign Policy – 28 April 2021 After Joe Biden’s announcement of the withdrawal of all American troops in Afghanistan, this article on Foreign Policy by Stephen M. Walt discusses why simply ending the war is not enough, and the importance of reflection in ensuring the U.S. develops effective foreign policy within Asia…

The Domestic Politics of Suga’s China Stance

Duncan Bartlett, The Diplomat – 19 April 2021 In this article on The Diplomat, Duncan Bartlett analyses the meeting between Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide and U.S. President Joe Biden on 17 April, specifically why domestic politics influenced Suga’s softer language on China discussions. Read the full article here.

Biden’s Afghanistan plan: It’s now or never

Kriti M. Shah, Observer Research Foundation – 10 March 2021 In this article on ORF, Kriti M. Shah outlines the Biden administration’s four-point plan to its peaceful withdrawal of all American troops from Afghanistan. Shah states that whilst the plan is careful of the progress the U.S. has made on peace in the country, the…