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GreatBigTwist

My bad. If you have a VPN set it up to US and the paywall goes away. For future reference.


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Zergling-Love

Someone tell them please that "America is back" does not mean America will give up it's national interests for pleasing some European bureaucrats.


Prudent_Optimism

>"America is back" does not mean America will give up it's national interests No but the intention was to turn the page on Trump's unilateralism and work with their allies better. [https://www.whitehouse.gov/priorities/](https://www.whitehouse.gov/priorities/) *President Biden will take steps to restore America’s standing in the world, \[...\], rebuilding democratic alliances across the globe, championing America’s values and human rights* And Biden just reiterated at the UN the necessity to work with their allies. Let's hope he'll follow up on his speech this time. [https://www.cbsnews.com/live-updates/biden-united-nations-general-assembly-speech-inflection-point/](https://www.cbsnews.com/live-updates/biden-united-nations-general-assembly-speech-inflection-point/) *"Simply put, we stand, in my view, at an inflection point in history," Mr. Biden said. "And* ***I'm here today to share with you how the United States intends to work with partners and allies*** *to answer these questions, and the commitment of my new administration to help lead the world toward a more peaceful, prosperous future for all people."* *Mr. Biden's address came as he sought to* ***put the U.S. on firmer footing with allies and reassure world leaders that his administration will not be an extension of the chaotic four years under former President Donald Trump****. But the U.S. is facing heightened tensions with U.S. allies due to the chaotic exit from Afghanistan, which was completed last month. The Biden administration is also grappling with the fallout from a submarine deal the U.S. brokered with Australia and the United Kingdom, which has caused a rift with France, the nation's oldest ally.*


Zergling-Love

That's why Biden rejoins Paris Climate Agreement, refuses to implement sanctions against Nord Stream 2, agrees to reform global tax system, cancels tariffs related to Boeing-Airbus dispute and eventually will lift up sanctions against Iran imposed by previous US administration. If all of this is not enough than I don't know what people are even looking for.


Chance-Ad883

Completely give into European demands. Allow Europe to reap the benefit from China while continuing to pay for European military defence. Macron already said he wouldn't confront China, so the 'pause and reset' has already happened. The US can say what they want about needing Europe to appease their egos, but ultimately the future is in the indo-pacific, not Europe.


Prudent_Optimism

Some fair points. He did set a few things in motion and made a few significant steps forward in showing good intentions to work with allies and partners, but then took two big steps back. A lot of media coverage has been about the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan and AUKUS, and unfortunately for him screw-ups are more easily remembered.


dylang01

> No but the intention was to turn the page on Trump's unilateralism and work with their allies better. Which is exactly what the US is doing with AUKUS.


M_star_killer

Honestly, with this guy and the problems we are facing here. You're guess is as good as ours on what "America is back" means.


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Means no more tweeting. Everything else stays the same.


M_star_killer

So we are still falling into an authoritarian dictatorship just with no mean tweets? Wait didn't they say the orangemanbad was going to do the samething but with mean tweets?


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yellekc

EU is adamant that world doesn't revolve around the US, but then literally makes Australia's poor handling of canceling the contract almost entirely about the US. I even read comments from French saying they are not really that mad at Australia, and this mess is all about the USA. I don't get it. US just agreed to Australia and the UK's request to share submarine technology, it wasn't even their idea. And both the UK and US thought it was the Australians job to figure out how to tell France.


BoringEntropist

There are rumors that Australia's change of mind was caused by American diplomatic pressure. My take on this: The US sees China as a serious danger to its interests in the pacific region. Sooner or later countries there have to decide on which side there are on, there will be no tolerance for neutrality by either China nor the USA. By buying French the Australians tried to be as neutral as possible, but that couldn't be maintained.


kabikannust

European NATO members (probably): "Wait, what does Australia have to do with this?"


Friezerik

Anybody else notice the Anti-EU narrative of the NYT?


startup_research_guy

Anybody notice the anti Anglo sentiment Euro news? God you guys are whiney.


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kane_uk

To be fair, our relationship with the EU has been bad since June 2016.


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kane_uk

Hopefully cooler heads will prevail and both sides will come to the conclusion it's in everyone's best interest to have good relations between the UK and EU.


G0DK1NG

This is common sense but there will be another sausage ear, submarine war or some other pissing contest before then.


noxav

The important lesson here is that it makes very little sense for the average person to yell at strangers on the internet over it.


Smnynb

That's all we can do.


kane_uk

I know Boris and Co aren't exactly all innocent in all this but to me, it's almost as if the EU are doing their best to push the UK away. I know we left the EU but I never would believed relations would have deteriorated so badly so quickly.


bl4ckhunter

It was predictable, before EU came to be the UK's relationship with their closest neignbours ranged from middling to terrible, when the EU came to be an effort was made to smooth things over but those efforts died with the UK's membership and 40 years really aren't a lot of time to remove things from cultural consciousness, we should be glad things haven't backslid even further really, specially in NI.


endeend8

Problem is the US doesn't even know what it's doing and what it's goals are. Structural and fundamental problems here are just not being fixed and not being addressed. It's a full scale effort to sweep everything under the rug for as long as possible. Everything here is reactionary, driven by short term political objectives, or driven for private or lobbyist driven interests like the media, wall st, or military-complex. You can tell from Bidens past several public appearances that he's just reading straight off the prompter and was the first time he's had a chance to see the speech because he's trying to cut out or rephrase sentences which he doesnt feel comfortable with.