Considered in isolation, some of the Biden administration’s recent decisions on sanctions and transatlantic diplomacy may seem overly accommodating. But looming over everything – including Biden’s upcoming European tour – is the pursuit of a united Western policy to deal with an increasingly aggressive China.
STANFORD – Joe Biden is about to embark on his first trip to Europe as US president. After a G7 summit in England, he will attend a NATO summit in Belgium and then a bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva. But while Europe will serve as the locale, the focus ultimately will be on China, because Biden’s strategic priority is to marshal a united Western response to Chinese behavior.Read More »