Joe Biden’s unfriendly statements about Russia are pushing Moscow and Beijing to a forced alliance, the confrontation with which would turn out to be a disaster for Washington, writes The National Interest.
Earlier, during a speech in Congress, the American president said that the United States does not seek to escalate with Russia, but threatened Moscow with “consequences” in the event of a conflict. At the same time, he noted that the two countries can cooperate in areas of common interests.
The author of the material emphasizes that with such words, Biden made a “last warning” to Putin. It is noted that in the event of aggravation of relations, the United States will have to “fight on two fronts” with both Russia and China.
“As the Biden administration prepares for a policy of confrontation of values with Moscow and Beijing, Washington must not lose sight of the geopolitical risks at the heart of the US-China-Russia strategic triangle,” the journalist writes.
Earlier, US President Joe Biden suggested that Putin hold a personal meeting in a third country to discuss the accumulated issues in bilateral relations. Later, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken clarified that it was about the coming weeks.
Moscow, according to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, positively perceived this idea and is studying it. The press secretary of the Russian leader Dmitry Peskov noted that there are no agreements on dates yet, but we are talking about the summer months. He stressed that the idea of the summit requires a deep analysis: each time Washington’s statements about the meeting are side by side with the words about sanctions.