The submarine crisis between France and the United States has reaffirmed American priorities in the world. And Europe is no longer one of them. “America First”, Donald Trump proclaimed it at will in his meetings. Joe Biden, he does not say it so loudly, but in fact he is on this line, like all American presidents elsewhere.
A change in geostrategic orientation, started in 2010 under Barack Obama, which now focuses on the “Indo Pacific” zone, and a new obsession: China. The Biden administration intends to strengthen the group of countries hostile to Beijing by moving closer to the Japan, Australia or India, to thwart its economic and military ambitions.
In the United States, the firmness of Joe Biden’s foreign policy is also reflected in his controversial handling of the massive influx of Haitian refugees. Images of migrants being treated like cattle on the Texas border that shocked America.
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