Biden's foreign policy agenda is teaching us a lesson.
The lesson is how it feels to be a lobster in a pot of water.
The Cold War is heating up!
I guess that it is wise to confront Russia, China and Iran (amongst others) to show who the ruler of the world is.
The U.S. and Russia entered a new phase of heightened tensions Thursday after President Biden announced punishing sanctions over cyberattacks, election interference and threats against U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan.
The decision to impose sanctions comes as Biden is attempting to strike a delicate balance of forcefully confronting Russian President Valdimir Putin and seeking open communication to establish a “stable and predictable” relationship.
“Our objective here is not to escalate. Our objective here is to impose costs for what we feel are unacceptable actions by the Russian government,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said in a briefing with reporters Thursday. “We can’t predict what the impact will be, but we still believe that when there’s unacceptable behavior, we should put consequences in place.”
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— U.S. Central Command (@CENTCOM) April 15, 2021
An unofficial delegation dispatched by the U.S. government signaled readiness to further deepen ties with Taiwan in talks with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday, amid heightened tensions between the United States and China over the self-ruled island.
Former Sen. Chris Dodd said in remarks that the bipartisan delegation was sent at the request of President Joe Biden and meant to reaffirm the U.S. commitment to "deepening our cooperation on the multitude of interests that we share in common."
"And we look forward to working with Taiwan to advance our shared values, prosperity and security," he added in the talks at Tsai's office in Taipei, part of which were streamed online.
Tsai expressed her thanks to the Biden administration, saying it has repeatedly expressed support for Taiwan. She also called for stronger cooperation with the United States in economic and energy-related areas.
The delegation that also included two former deputy secretaries of state, Richard Armitage and James Steinberg, drew a strong reaction from mainland China, which views it as official in nature.