Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials — February 22, 2021

President Joe Biden, Germany’s Angela Merkel, and France’s Emmanuel Macron addressed the Munich Security Council virtual special event, Fri., Feb. 19, 2021. SCREENSHOT OF MUNICH SECURITY COUNCIL 

The two leaders appeared to talk past each other at this week’s Munich Security Conference. 
President Joe Biden came to office promising to renew the spirit of the Western alliances born after World War II. It’s his deliberate rejection of the Trump-and-Brexit era of hyper-nationalism and the America First bullying that has beleaguered Europe for five years. 
“I’m sending a clear message to the world: America is back. The transatlantic alliance is back,” Biden said in a Friday speech streamed from the White House to Western leaders listening in at this year’s virtually-held Munich Security Conference. “And we are not looking backward, we are looking forward — together.” 
But are they? 
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 Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials — February 22, 2021 
Joe Biden’s China Strategy Risks Going Too ‘Extreme’ — Bonnie Kristian, National Interest 
Does China really threaten US power abroad? — Andrew Latham, Asia Times 
ISIS Is Down but Not Dead Yet — Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Daily Beast 
Coming Soon: Another Eurozone Sovereign Debt Crisis? — Desmond Lachman, 19FortyFive 

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