Recent Middle East travel by Vice President Joe Biden illustrates diplomatic ties in that area.
Julian Zelizer argues that Biden and his national security staff act as if it were the day before Pearl Harbor or 9/11. Under the weight of Putin’s counter-sanctions and lost commerce, critical economies of key NATO frontline members are starting to fail. Zelizer believes that the EU is faltering in its economic pledges to Kyiv and that Russia is seeking a backdoor to Washington through Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua. The artist Frida Ghitis: Currently, containment seems to be the sole foreign policy buzzword emanating from Washington. According to her, it would be difficult for the United States to engage in “two fights at once,” as military leaders have cautioned Congress.
Gadaffi: Washington needs a winning strategy, but Biden’s regressive national security staff prevents the implementation of such a strategy. The recent journey to the Middle East by Vice President Biden is illustrative of the failure of his present national security team’s reliance on identity politics. The Progressive Caucus responded to the most critical question of our time: whether liberty will triumph over tyranny. As they celebrated Biden’s return from the Middle East, they tweeted, “There is no justification for [Biden’s] $839 billion military budget.”