In Biden’s Foreign Policy, What Is ‘Rules-Based Order?’

All the talk about the “rules-based order” is just a way of sidestepping the real issues. 

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U.S. Preparing More Sanctions Against Russia, Sullivan Says

The national security adviser raised the issue of more penalties in the poisoning of Aleksei A. Navalny days after President Biden met with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #navalny-aleksei-a, #political-prisoners, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #sullivan-jacob-j-1976, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Strange Death of Liberal Russophobia

How the Biden presidency is (wisely) opting out of Cold War 2.0.

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France Thinks U.S. Needs Another Statue of Liberty. Is the Message Outdated?

The statue and a reproduction of her French sculptor’s model will stand close to each other, just as some are asking whose freedom she celebrates.

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Biden’s Bet: Iranian Hard-liner May Be Best Path to Restoring Nuclear Deal

The next six weeks before a new government takes office in Tehran may be a unique window for clinching an agreement that Iran’s leadership has been delaying.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #blinken-antony-j, #iran, #khamenei-ali, #nuclear-weapons, #tehran-iran, #united-states-international-relations

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Iran Election: Ebrahim Raisi Is Headed to Presidency as Rivals Concede

Rival candidates conceded the election to Mr. Raisi, Iran’s judiciary chief, a close ally of the supreme leader who has a record of grave human rights violations.

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Congress Rushes to Help Afghans Seeking Visas for Helping U.S.

With President Biden planning to withdraw troops from Afghanistan by September, a bipartisan coalition in Congress is rushing to bring Afghans facing retribution to the United States.

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Kim Jong-un Says He’s Ready for ‘Dialogue and Confrontation’ With Biden

During a Workers’ Party meeting, the North Korean leader reviewed the new U.S. policy on his country and ordered “counteraction,” state news media reported.

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For Biden, Europe Trip Achieved 2 Major Goals. And Then There’s Putin and Russia.

The president reassured European allies that America is back and rallied them to begin to counter China. Whether he established “red lines” for the Kremlin remains to be seen.

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Russia’s Pro-Putin Commentators Praise Biden After Summit

Cooler heads say President Biden skillfully laid the groundwork for what he can, and cannot, reasonably expect to gain from the Kremlin.

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For Biden, Europe Trip Achieved 2 Major Goals. And Then There Is Russia.

The president reassured European allies that America is back and rallied them to begin to counter China. Whether he established “red lines” for the Kremlin remains to be seen.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #england, #geneva-switzerland, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #merkel-angela, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #putin-vladimir-v, #united-states-international-relations

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After Putin Meeting, a Biden Trait Shows Itself Again: Stubborn Optimism

The president’s insistence on an “optimistic face” could open him up to criticism. But his allies insist it’s an essential ingredient to making progress.

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With Putin, Biden Tries to Forge a Bond of Self-Interest, Not Souls

Theirs seems likely to be a strained and frustrating association, one where the two leaders may maintain a veneer of civil discourse even as they joust on the international stage.

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The Biden-Putin Meeting: ‘This Is Not About Trust’

Bret Stephens, Emma Ashford and Stephen Sestanovich discuss and debate the first meeting of Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin.

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Biden and Putin Express Desire for Better Relations at Summit Shaped by Disputes

After their first summit meeting, the two leaders described each other with respect but resolved none of the disagreements that have sent U.S.-Russian ties to their lowest level since the Cold War.

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Vladimir Putin Has Nothing to Fear From Joe Biden

Freshly buoyed by his quashing of the opposition, Russia’s president has ample cause to feel secure.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #united-states-international-relations

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The Best Anyone Can Hope For With Iran Is Pretty Bad

Perfect isn’t on the menu, and Iran’s Islamic regime is not going to change.

#arms-control-and-limitation-and-disarmament, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #iran, #israel, #middle-east, #nuclear-weapons, #united-states-international-relations

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William vanden Heuvel, Diplomat and a Kennedy Confidant, Dies at 91

A lawyer, he was an adviser to Robert F. Kennedy, led Jimmy Carter’s New York campaign and targeted jail conditions as head of New York City’s corrections board.

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Once, Superpower Summits Were About Nukes. Now, It’s Cyberweapons.

But with the ease of denying responsibility and the wide range of possible attackers, the traditional deterrents of the nuclear age no longer work.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #europe, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations

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China, Its Military Might Expanding, Accuses NATO of Hypocrisy

In a sign of rising tensions, Beijing deployed 28 Chinese fighter jets and other aircraft over waters south of Taiwan hours after a U.S. carrier group sailed into the South China Sea.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #brussels-belgium, #china, #defense-and-military-forces, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #merkel-angela, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #peoples-liberation-army-china, #united-states-international-relations

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U.S. and E.U. Agree to Suspend Feud Over Aid for Airbus and Boeing

The agreement, coming as President Biden prepares to meet European leaders, ends a 17-year dispute over aircraft subsidies.

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Samantha Power Still Believes America Can Help Save the World

Can the new head of U.S. foreign aid make America good again?

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #foreign-aid, #humanitarian-aid, #international-relations, #national-security-council, #power-samantha, #state-department, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #united-states-agency-for-international-development, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Departure of Netanyahu Provides Biden a Chance for Better Ties

The departure of Benjamin Netanyahu as prime minister is a relief for Democrats, but Iran and the Palestinians could test Mr. Biden’s relations with a fragile new Israeli government.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #bennett-naftali, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #iran, #israel, #lapid-yair, #middle-east, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinians, #peace-process, #politics-and-government, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Shift in Israel Provides Biden a Chance for Better Ties

The departure of Benjamin Netanyahu as prime minister is a relief for Democrats, but Iran and the Palestinians could test Mr. Biden’s relations with a fragile new Israeli government.

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Biden and Putin Are Meeting. Here’s How to Make Progress.

They must manage a relationship that has gone sour so things don’t get worse, and figure out how to cooperate where they need to.

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Shifting Focus, NATO Views China as a Global Security Challenge

NATO leaders expressed a new concern about China’s growing military might, signaling a fundamental shift in the attentions of an alliance devoted to protecting Europe and North America — not Asia.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #defense-and-military-forces, #eastern-europe, #europe, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #united-states-international-relations

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Boris Johnson’s ‘Global Britain’ Makes Shaky Start at G7 Summit

The prime minister’s plan to introduce his vision of a nimble, trade-savvy U.K. was upended by a spat over Northern Ireland.

#european-union, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #group-of-seven, #international-relations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #johnson-boris, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #northern-ireland, #united-states-international-relations

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Jill Biden Models Love and Sustainability at the G7

In her debut international trip as first lady, Dr. Biden played her part with style. Literally.

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Biden and the Democrats Love NATO. Should They?

It antagonizes Russia, keeps Europe subservient and facilitates endless wars. What’s there to love?

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Netanyahu Ousted as Israeli Parliament Votes in New Government

An unlikely coalition prevailed against the country’s longest-serving leader. Now it must get its disparate factions to work together.

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G7 Nations Take Aggressive Climate Action, But Hold Back on Coal

President Biden pushed climate action after four years in which Donald Trump rejected cooperation with allies. But leaders failed to set an expiration date for burning coal.

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G7 Leaders Offer United Front as Summit Ends, but Cracks Are Clear

Biden and other Western leaders had tough words for Russia and China after wrapping up a meeting in England, but they had trouble finding common ground on some big issues.

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Netanyahu’s Road Through Israel’s History, in Pictures

A photographic journey shows how ‘Bibi’ put his stamp on Israel — through his toughness and the search for security in an unstable region.

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As Biden Meeting Nears, Erdogan Softens His Stance

With Trump gone and Turkey’s economy in crisis, the country’s strongman president is now trying to placate Western leaders rather than antagonize them. But how far can he be pushed?

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #turkey, #united-states-international-relations

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Revive the Iran Nuclear Deal With a Nuclear-Free Persian Gulf

Regional rivalries lie at the heart of opposition to the nuclear pact. Could a revived agreement chart a better path?

#arms-control-and-limitation-and-disarmament, #iran, #islamic-revolutionary-guards-corps, #nuclear-weapons, #security-council-un, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations

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To Counter China’s Belt-and-Road, Biden Tries to Unite G7

The president urged the leaders of wealthy democracies to offer hundreds of billions in loans to developing nations in a direct challenge to Beijing’s Belt-and-Road Initiative.

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Kamala Harris’s Vice Presidency Is Coming Into Focus

In a role that seldom allows for error, Ms. Harris is trying to shape her vice presidency by tackling unwieldy policy issues.

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Cameras Off: G7 Summit Heralds the Return of In-Person Diplomacy

Summit meetings are always full of prepackaged “deliverables,’’ but stage management always works better when there’s an actual stage.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cornwall-england, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #england, #group-of-seven, #united-states-international-relations, #videophones-and-videoconferencing

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America May Be ‘Back’ in Europe, but How Much Has Really Changed?

Despite the feel-good imagery expected to be on display at the Group of 7 meeting, many Europeans suspect that President Biden is little more interested in give-and-take than was his predecessor.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #europe, #european-union, #johnson-boris, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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U.S. Lifts Some Sanctions on Iranians Before Nuclear Talks

The move was unrelated to negotiations over the 2015 nuclear deal, a State Department spokesman said. The United States also imposed new sanctions on other Iranians.

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Eighty Years Later, Biden and Johnson Revise the Atlantic Charter for a New Era

The original was the work of Churchill and Roosevelt at the dawn of World War II. The new version pledges cooperation against 21st century global challenges and rivalries.

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Biden to Send Millions of Pfizer Vaccine Doses to 100 Countries

The White House’s move is part of a nascent campaign to inoculate the world, and came as President Biden faced intense pressure to do more.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #europe, #pfizer-inc, #shortages, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Biden to Send 500 Million Doses of Pfizer Vaccine to 100 Countries Over a Year

The White House’s move is part of a nascent campaign to inoculate the world, and came as President Biden faced intense pressure to do more.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #pfizer-inc, #shortages, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

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U.S. Weighs Possibility of Airstrikes if Afghan Forces Face Crisis

The Pentagon is considering whether to intervene with warplanes or drones in the event that Kabul is in danger of falling to the Taliban, though no decisions have been made.

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In Nicaragua, Repression Deepens as More Opposition Leaders Are Detained

With a stunning wave of arrests of political opponents and civil society leaders, President Daniel Ortega will practically be unopposed in November elections.

#embargoes-and-sanctions, #nicaragua, #ortega-daniel, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #united-states-international-relations

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Biden Aims to Bolster U.S. Alliances in Europe, but Challenges Loom

The good will President Biden brings on his first trip abroad papers over lingering doubts about U.S. reliability and the cost that Europe will be expected to pay.

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Senate Passes Bill to Bolster Competitiveness With China

The wide margin of support reflected a sense of urgency among lawmakers in both parties about shoring up the technological and industrial capacity of the United States to counter Beijing.

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Kamala Harris, With Blunt Language on Border, Forges Immigration Image

The vice president concluded her first trip abroad, a high-stakes trip to Mexico and Guatemala during which she took on the politically volatile issue.

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Make China ‘Lovable,’ Xi Said. But Don’t Expect Softening.

Xi Jinping’s remarks to top Communist Party leaders suggest Beijing will focus on courting allies rather than easing its rhetoric against the U.S. and Europe.

#china, #communist-party-of-china, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #international-relations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #territorial-disputes, #united-states-international-relations, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #xi-jinping

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Senate Poised to Pass Huge Industrial Policy Bill to Counter China

The broad support for the bill highlights how competition with Beijing is one of the few issues that can still unite both political parties.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #international-trade-and-world-market, #law-and-legislation, #politics-and-government, #senate, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

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