Beyond the debating chamber, the global balance of power is changing. “Every day the war goes on, Russia’s military is degraded,” argues Richard Fontaine of the Centre for a New American Security, a think-tank in Washington, DC. “Russia is militarily weaker and diplomatically more isolated. That is a significant win.”
Just as recent successes have given Mr Biden a boost, however, future setbacks could weaken him again. European allies face a winter of fuel shortages. Asian friends are dismayed by Mr Biden’s protectionism. And American democracy remains dangerously polarised. That greatly complicates the task of handling the country’s many foreign challenges—from Ukraine to Iran and Taiwan.
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