The United States is actively seeking to return to the international arena and seek to renew the leadership role damaged by President Trump through incompetence and inattention. President Biden gave it a base tax and defined two maximums. The bottom line is that the United States is in organizational competition with the authoritarian powers of China and Russia, and wants to strengthen alliances with democracies for this purpose. Democracy must prove that they are superior in action.
These two maxims are that US foreign policy should strengthen the backwardness of democracy at home and internationally and benefit the economic interests of the American middle class. The United States takes into account the fact that the Allies are pursuing their own economic interests as an expected friction in approaches to coalition politics.
First Asia, then Europe
The project first went to the Pacific. A meeting with those responsible for China’s foreign policy confirmed US ties between Japan and South Korea before emphasizing the split between the two world powers.
There was also a quad meeting covering Australia, India, Japan and the United States. The heads of government met for the first time in March 2021, despite the quartet being 14 years old. But now the general opposition to China is the main interest of the four powers. China looks very aggressive in the Pacific and has a closed quad, so – which is currently exaggerated – there is already talk of a Pacific NATO.
After the Pacific, US foreign policy turned to Europe. President Biden attended a meeting of the Council of Europe to demand greater cooperation between the European Union and the United States: against epidemics, against climate change, for deeper economic ties, and for greater co-operation with China and Russia.
Three steps to strengthen alliances
Although the foreign policy of the Biden administration is similar in many ways to its predecessor, the strategic context is fundamentally different: the framework for pursuing American interests is not primarily a national exclusive concept of the United States, but the summation of capabilities with democracies worldwide.
Secretary of State Blinken explained in three steps how to overcome the coming challenges in NATO with the European Union and Pacific allies.
The first step is to revive NATO. The United States renews its commitment to mutual aid (Article 5). You want to make the coalition of democracies more powerful at once. According to Blinken, the biggest problem facing democracies is the loss of confidence that their citizens can really solve problems. That is why democracies can face the greatest threats and act more effectively.
It enhances capabilities, step two. Blinken pointed to the 2 percent target, while saying that a number can never represent everything. Of all the projects, it is important to consider epidemics and climate change as the most important threats. At the same time, the economies of democracies need to be more closely linked to each other compared to other states. Here he has China in mind. The modernization of nuclear weapons is expected to strengthen the barrier against Russia, thereby pointing out that EU countries are relying on security issues.
Third, the Democratic Alliance can effectively solve problems by combining capabilities. It outlines the tasks for future NATO-EU cooperation. The United States recently joined a PECSO program aimed at strengthening the EU’s defense capabilities. Switching to 5G is your own challenge.
In computer competition with China and Russia
The United States finds itself in competition with authoritarian organizations. The close economic ties of all the major democracies with China are currently blocking the way for a new Cold War. Not only are America’s allies with China “complex relations” (glowing), but the United States itself. Shouldn’t a better relationship with Russia be tried?
When Russia and China tried to separate NATO, the first step for the United States was to hold them together. This requires a balance of interests in the coalition. This can only be achieved within the framework of “complex relationships”. So the United States is moving away from “those who do not support us are against us.” Implementing this is a difficult task, but at the same time an opportunity for EU countries to launch initiatives here.
So far EU governments are not ready for this and are moving without any direction. But the US offer will not last forever. The EU has been quiet so far; She turns out to be headless.