From when Joe Biden told the world ‘America is back’, high-powered European delegates do not fully believe him. Mr. Biden shifts U.S. focus from Europe to Asia. America’s transatlantic leadership also meets massive doubts. Plus, Mr. Trump’s winning over the second-highest-vote the country has in history pushes Mr. Biden in another corner.
But as his leadership continues, things are getting better. His sanctions on Russia are more effective than most faithful Atlanticist have predicted. It is bolder and firmer. Joining NATO, America creates stronger collective defense. Ban on Russia’s energy imports just recently is the biggest blow as well.
Leon Panetta, Barack Obama’s former secretary of defense, argued that in 4 decades of America’s experience, Mr. Biden finally paid all off. America has become a great support even during Saddam Hussein’s invasion in Kuwait. Analysts see there are many significant upgrades in Mr. Biden’s leadership compared to Mr. Trump. It reflects on the moment when Mr. Trump advocated last few weeks when American planes disguised as Chinese ones, he said China did it, we didn’t do it.
Mr. Biden can predict what the war between Russia and Ukraine will look like. He decided to corralling with NATO even Volodymyr Zelensky cannot predict it will go that far. Mr. Biden’s expertise during the Russia and Ukraine war is deliberating. Although he received many criticisms during the Afghanistan debacle.
However, America’s effort on Ukraine is yet successful. For as long as the sanctions do not deter Mr. Putin, they are far from successful. Mr. Putin escalates the war and controls the crisis. The sanctions given from America and its allies are not sufficient. On the other hand, the world keeps struggling from the disruptions Russia’s made. It simply drages economic sector damages, meanwhile Russia does not seem to stop.