Marion McKeone: Biden facing a tougher battle on the home front

For the president, the re-emergence of the US as the undisputed leader of a united liberal world order has paid little or no dividend at home

US president Joe Biden announced that he is authorising the release of barrels of oil from oil reserves over the next six months in an attempt to ease the price of gas. Picture: Getty

As the Russian invasion of Ukraine enters an uncertain new phase, amid a glimmer of hope that talks may lead to a ceasefire and eventual peace agreement, US president Joe Biden and his western allies are asking “what next?” Will Russia’s piecemeal ceasefire in Kyiv and Chernihiv prove to be the first steps to a lasting peace agreement, and if so, at what cost?

On Friday night, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the Ukrainian president, appeared to toughen ...