Biden’s Cold War II, Opinion News & Top Stories

United States President Joe Biden’s whirlwind tour of Europe – his first foreign outing since he took office – was ostensibly designed to repair relations with some of America’s closest allies.

But the key underlying message of his trip – and one otherwise barely mentioned in all the communiques issued at the end of the various summits – was to rally Europe to the confrontation that the US President is convinced now lies ahead: the battle between Western-style political systems and China.

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