/ 22 March 2021

Biden pushes it with China and Russia

What gets the blood pumping faster than a fight with one superpower? A trip on the stairs of Airforce One? No… Fights with two superpowers – or at least that’s what the Biden administration is experiencing. Last week, President Joe Biden agreed in a TV interview that Russian President Vladimir Putin was “a killer”. And on Friday, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and other senior officials held the first talks with their Chinese counterparts, with the two sides coming to verbal blows. Experts say it sets up months, if not years, of tensions between the US and Russia/China as the new administration gets settled in. With that in mind, Blinken heads to Brussels tomorrow for talks with European officials in a bid to repair strains caused by former President Donald Trump’s “largely transactional diplomacy”.

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