A Delusional Foreign Policy
By Ethan Hay
“I view China as a competitor. A serious competitor.”- President Joseph R. Biden
A quick recap of the recent successes of the Biden Administration’s foreign policy is in order. First, President Biden, in an interview with former Clinton White House Communications Director George Stephanopoulos on ABC, called Russian President Vladimir Putin a ‘killer.’ How did Putin respond? He challenged the American President to a live discussion, saying ‘I want to propose to President Biden to continue our discussion, but on the condition that we do it basically live, as it’s called. Without any delays and directly in an open, direct discussion. It seems to me that would be interesting for the people of Russia and for the people of the United States,’(1) to which the irreplaceable White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki (whose sister actually has been granted a cozy government job(2)) shut down that potential event by saying the President is ‘quite busy.’(3) Can you spell chicken?
But the real kicker is what happened in Alaska between the Chinese and American foreign policy teams from last week. The American team, led by Secretary of State Tony Blinken and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, listed a number of grievances against the Communist government of China, saying the United States would not back away from taking on issues like ‘Xinjiang, Hong Kong, Taiwan, cyber attacks on the United States, economic coercion of our allies.’(4) However the Chinese team lead by Foreign Minister Wang Yi, and Chairman of the Chinese Central Foreign Affairs Committee, Yang Jiechi, nicknamed Tiger Yang, responded to the concerns of the American team by stating ‘the United States does not have the qualification to say that it wants to speak to China from a position of strength.’(5) (6) China was especially critical of the United States’ current domestic issues saying that ‘many people within the United States actually have little confidence in the democracy of the United States,(7) even bringing up the issue of race,(8) and warning the United States about getting involved in China’s internal affairs. (9)
As of late, the world has seen the Communist government of China become more aggressive on the international stage as it has expanded its military capabilities.(10) Threatening to invade the nation of Taiwan,(11) actively making claims about territories in the South China Sea,(12) it is engaging in a trade conflict with Australia,(13) potentially interfering in the US 2020 election,(14) while also exerting heavy influence over certain members within the Biden Administration,(15) (16) China propping up Iran and Venezuela’s governments by agreeing to buy their oil, (17), and getting a NATO scientist to spy for them, (18) Now remember, this is only what’s going on at the international stage. The internal affairs of China are just as bad. They have the Uyghur Muslim concentration camps in the Xinjiang province (19) and the violent seizure of control of the Self Autonomous Region of Hong Kong.(20)
For a man who claims to be extremely knowledgeable when it comes to foreign policy, the recent foreign policy fiascos with Russia, China, and the failure to contain Iran and Venezuela, have many people scratching their heads, wondering if what was allegedly voted for in the 2020 election was really worth all the damage that has occurred in only the first two months of this administration. This isn’t even mentioning the disastrous domestic and economic policy that the President, whose health is becoming more and more of a concern to the American public (21) and his party are actively and aggressively pursuing. Kind of makes one wonder if President Biden is really in charge or if he is just a puppet.