Vincent Boland: Contrary to Biden’s belief, we don’t need another hero
The US president-elect needs to be thinking more of cooperation and solidarity than of ‘leading’ the world
Donald Trump promised to Make America Great Again. Joe Biden is promising to Make America Lead Again. If there is a unifying theme in the president-elect’s concept of foreign policy, it is that the US should lead the world.
As he unveiled his foreign policy team two weeks ago, Biden made that concept plain. The US, he declared, “is back, ready to lead the world, not retreat from it”. “Once again [to] sit...
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