U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (left) and Russian President Vladimir Putin appeared to talk past each other.
Matthew Rojansky and Michael Kimmage, CNN: Joe Biden’s oncoming headache over Vladimir Putin
(CNN)A Russian leader has already congratulated US President-elect Joe Biden on winning the presidential election. “I have met with him several times,” said Mikhail Gorbachev, the former president of the Soviet Union, on Nov. 8. “I got the impression that he understands the importance of relations with Russia. I hope that Joe Biden will strive to normalize relations and recover trust between our countries.”
Contrast these generous sentiments with the brooding silence that has emanated from the Kremlin’s current occupant since the US presidential election was called for Biden. Soon, Biden will assume the US presidency — and with it, the headache of dealing with Vladimir Putin’s Russia.
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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials — November 20, 2020
A spiraling COVID-19 crisis will confront Joe Biden on day one. What’s his plan and how will he get it done? — Courtney Subramanian, USA Today
Biden faces mounting hurdles on path to rejoin Iran deal — Rebecca Kheel and Laura Kelly, The Hill
How to save Kabul from Saigon’s fate — Wall Street Journal
Somalis Worry About Potential US Troop Withdrawal From Their Fragile Country — Mohamed Olad Hassan, VOA
Is Russia’s naval base in Sudan a signal to Turkey … and Biden? — Anton Mardasov, Al-Monitor
Why Erdogan seeks fresh military mandate for Azerbaijan — Fehim Tastekin, Al-Monitor
How Ethiopia’s Civil War Emboldens Jihadis in Somalia — Jack Erickson, National Interest
The Guardian view on war in Ethiopia: time is short — The Guardian editorial
Analyst: China intervened in U.S.-North Korea relations at turning point — Elizabeth Shim, UPI
How Belarusians lost their faith in the authorities — Nadja Douglas, New Europe
Covid-19 vaccine: the next steps — France 24
When will we have a COVID-19 vaccine? — Gianna-Carina Grün, DW