Marion McKeone: Normal service resumes as Biden uses G7 summit to reboot American diplomacy
The power summit in Cornwall was once more mainly about optics. But this time the seven world leaders were determined to relay a message of renewed cooperation after a nerve-shredding four years in Trump’s orbit
If Joe Biden wasn’t born ready for his upcoming meeting with Vladimir Putin, then as Jen Psaki, his press secretary, joked, he’s been getting ready for 50 years.
Long before he became president, and throughout his half century in Washington DC as senator, three-time presidential contender and vice president, Biden has styled himself as a statesman. Being well versed in international affairs was a point of pride with him, even if he...
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