The White House wants to focus on China, but Russia continues to be a distraction

The White House wants to focus on China, but Russia continues to be a distraction

This post was originally published on this sitePresident Biden has worked to focus his foreign policy on China. But provocations from Russia keep pulling him away.

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Biden’s China and Climate Goals Clash Over Solar Panels

Biden’s China and Climate Goals Clash Over Solar Panels

This post was originally published on this siteU.S. tariffs on imported solar panels are set to expire, and that has the Biden administration facing a tough decision between its goal of combating climate change and its desire to wrestle high-tech manufacturing supply chains from China.

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Blinken warns Republicans against blocking US envoy nominations

Blinken warns Republicans against blocking US envoy nominations

This post was originally published on this site US Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned on Tuesday that continued Republican opposition to the nomination of ambassadors in the Senate risked undermining American foreign policy. A handful of Republicans have been blocking the nomination of many envoys in a US Senate...

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Biden seizes the chance to make his next moves in the geopolitical chess match with China and Russia

Biden seizes the chance to make his next moves in the geopolitical chess match with China and Russia

This post was originally published on this sitePresident Joe Biden this week has confronted escalating tensions with China and Russia, testing his ability to manage antagonistic leaders and forcing other countries to pick sides.

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Pentagon plans stronger US posture toward China, Russia

Pentagon plans stronger US posture toward China, Russia

This post was originally published on this site The US military will reinforce deployments and bases directed at China and Russia, while maintaining forces in the Middle East adequate to deter Iran and jihadist groups, the Pentagon said Monday, referencing results of a review. The US Defense Department will be...

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Blinken Says Qatar To Act as US Diplomatic Representative in Afghanistan

Blinken Says Qatar To Act as US Diplomatic Representative in Afghanistan

This post was originally published on this site By Humeyra Pamuk and Jonathan Landay WASHINGTON (Reuters)—The United States and Qatar signed an accord on Friday for Qatar to represent U.S. diplomatic interests in Afghanistan, an important signal of possible future direct engagement between Washington and the Taliban after two decades...

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Biden names ex-Delaware governor to oversee Afghan resettlement in the U.S.

Biden names ex-Delaware governor to oversee Afghan resettlement in the U.S.

This post was originally published on this siteThe White House has put former Delaware Gov. Jack Markell in charge of helping oversee efforts to resettle Afghan refugees.

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