World Biden is allowing US adversaries to undermine its interests

09:01  22 july  2021
09:01  22 july  2021 Source:   washingtonexaminer.com

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Last month, President Joe Biden completed his first international trip. From Queen Elizabeth and the United Kingdom prime minister to leaders of the G-7 and our NATO allies, Biden met with many of America’s traditional allies and partners. He also met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin, two figures who have actively worked to undermine U.S. interests and values in recent years.

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By many accounts, it was a successful jaunt across the Atlantic, even though there are others who would contradict such fanfare, including most of my Republican colleagues.

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Biden ’s top advisers have spent months quietly working on how best to implement his agenda, with hundreds of transition officials preparing to get to work inside various federal agencies. They have assembled a book filled with his campaign commitments to help guide their early decisions. “It was the model for the smoothest transition of power.” Making a clear break from the Trump administration's adversarial posture toward the civil service is also a top priority for the Biden transition team.

The most noticeable aspect of the entire trip was how unremarkable it was. The leaders at the G-7 issued their communique, calling for efforts to end the pandemic, prepare for the future, and reinvigorate the world’s economies, all the while protecting the environment and strengthening partnerships based on shared values. This was expected. NATO leaders agreed to a 2030 NATO agenda to help ensure the preparedness of member states to meet new and emerging challenges. This was expected. Biden and U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced an Atlantic Charter. This was also expected. Even the meetings with the leaders of Russia and Turkey went as expected, with each side agreeing to disagree.

While this should come as no surprise to anyone, the outcomes of the trip call into question whether the president’s foreign policy is the foreign policy America needs. His domestic policy is already undermining our economic recovery and job growth, eroding our energy security, and making millions more dependent on the government, not to mention the crisis at our southern border. We do not need a repeat of this on the world stage. Thus far, his overtures have led to little but grandiose communiques and paper statements, all the while permitting China, Iran, and our other adversaries to continue acting with impunity, undermining America’s interests and standing around the world.

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So far, Biden ’s quieter strategy appears to be working. As these charts show, he gets far less media attention than Trump — even after Election Day, the share of news stories with Biden ’s name in the headline was less than half of what Trump got — and Google records far less search interest in his A few pieces of political science research are shaping my thinking here. In 2012, Stephen Nicholson, a political scientist at the University of Georgia, published an interesting paper called “Polarizing Cues.” In it, Nicholson asked people their opinions of proposed housing and immigration policies, sometimes

“If they bring to us an additional agreement that’s the same quality as the JCPOA, we will do our best to change it,” says an Israeli official. A confrontation between Mr Netanyahu and Mr Biden is “inevitable”, says Raz Zimmt of the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv, a veteran Iran-watcher in Israeli intelligence. “ It ’ s in Netanyahu’s political interests to continue taking as hard a line as possible and no one in government or the security establishment can currently contradict him publicly.”

While I believe many of the statements from Biden’s trip are full of good intentions, they should be a cause of concern for Americans. The world does not need a global Green New Deal, which will depress economies and hurt workers. The Build Back Better World Partnership, while laudable, provides few, if any, details as to who will foot the bill and how these infrastructure projects will be awarded. I am also for increasing special drawing rights, but not in the manner proposed at the G-7 summit in Cornwall because it will only further empower the likes of China, Iran, Russia, and others, who are the likely recipients of the SDRs in their current form. In addition, the call for a global minimum tax will hurt, not help, the competitiveness of U.S. firms.

Biden’s determination to return to the Iran nuclear deal is further undermining security in the greater region. Iran has proven itself untrustworthy and a perpetrator of terror and human rights abuses, and with the recent election of hard-liner Ebrahim Raisi as president, I see little hope that the country will change course. In Afghanistan, worries over the future of the country are real with the U.S. withdrawal nearly complete. Recent pledges by Biden and NATO member states to continue to support and train Afghan security forces are commendable yet not reassuring that U.S. resources and sacrifices over the past two decades won’t be for naught.

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With the US now trying to undermine the India-Russia relationship by trying to strongarm New Delhi against buying Russian arms, there’s a clear common interest for Beijing and Moscow to work together. Given all this, it ’ s no surprise there is growing collaboration between Russia and China, who see increasing strategic gains by leaning on the other against a common adversary . It may be premature to describe the situation as an emerging ‘alliance’, but as the geopolitical context consolidates. that idea is becoming less absurd over time.

Biden ’s decision, a result of nearly three months of White House analysis, pushes back the previously announced May 1 deadline that was negotiated between the Trump Administration and the Taliban. The move effectively ends America’s involvement in its longest war in history, but leaves Afghanistan The Taliban have said they would support women’s rights upon returning to power, allowing them to be educated and to work outside the home. But that hasn’t been the practice in some parts of Afghanistan that are already under their sway. The group is expected to advocate a version of an Afghan state in

The same is true in Central America. Neither Vice President Kamala Harris’s words, “Do not come,” at a news conference in Guatemala nor her recent trip to the southern border did anything to address the crisis there. The Biden administration is rehashing previous ineffectual strategies for the region, proving that it lacks a plan to work with partners in the Northern Triangle to address the situation both in the short and long term. As a result, American communities in the border region are suffering, with our streets across the nation growing less safe by the day.

The U.S. is facing an array of challenges across the globe. We have been here before, and we have succeeded. If America is to address these challenges once again, the nation needs leaders who are up to the challenge. Grand overtures and misplaced promises will not cut it. Through their recent trips abroad, both Biden and Harris have shown their inability to work toward tangible outcomes that strengthen our standing abroad, hold our adversaries accountable, and prepare America to face 21st-century challenges.

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French Hill represents Arkansas's 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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