March 10, 2022

Harris faces biggest diplomatic test as locals worry 'Putin smells Biden's fear'

Featuring Carisa Nietsche

Source: The Washington Examiner

Journalist Katherine Doyle

It’s into this delicate mix that Vice President Kamala Harris steps on Thursday to meet with Polish President Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, wading into a live diplomatic spat as war rages on Europe’s borders.

“This has emerged as the central example of the trans-Atlantic alliance being anything short of fully consultative and coordinated in their approach,” said Carisa Nietsche, an associate fellow at the trans-Atlantic Security Program at the Center for a New American Security.

As the highest-ranking envoy to the conflict, Harris will face intense scrutiny as she works to align the U.S. and Poland. Senior administration officials declined to say whether the vice president was bringing any deliverables requested by Poland, and it was unclear Wednesday whether there remained the possibility of forging a solution to delivering jets to Ukraine.

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Authors

  • Carisa Nietsche

    Associate Fellow, Transatlantic Security Program

    Carisa Nietsche is an Associate Fellow for the Transatlantic Security Program at CNAS. She specializes in Europe-China relations, transatlantic technology policy, and threats ...