DECRYPTION – The tenant of the White House delivered an inclusive and multilateralist speech, flattering America’s “many” partners, without however providing answers to the criticisms leveled at him in Europe.
At New York
“America is back? Where is that, in America, or elsewhere? “ Charles Michel, President of the European Council, thus summed up Joe Biden’s curious introduction to the United Nations General Assembly. The Belgian politician’s biting irony emanates from an unfortunate conjunction of events for Washington, which has undermined the supposedly calming diplomacy of the Biden Administration.
It is a real crisis of confidence that the President of the United States discovered on Tuesday when he arrived in New York for a long-awaited speech at the UN platform. The sudden withdrawal from Afghanistan offended the allies taken by surprise. The announcement of the strategic alliance with the United Kingdom and Australia, known as Aukus, provoked the holy anger of France, ousted from a historic naval contract with Canberra, for the benefit of the American defense industry.
Joe Biden shows other priorities. The resorption of the Covid-19 pandemic, with its deadly human toll, and the hope of a vaccination
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