(NYTIMES) – A year after President Joe Biden’s election, we’re beginning to see the contours of his foreign policy: He has something for everyone. For balance-of-power realists, he has countered China by working much more closely with “the Quad” – India, Australia, Japan and the United States – and creating a new British, Australian, US nexus with the Aukus submarine deal, no matter how clumsily handled.

For liberal internationalists, he has re-engaged with global institutions: rejoining the World Health Organisation and the United Nations-sponsored Paris Agreement to limit climate change and recommitting to Nato. For those advocating “restraint” in America’s military might, he has ended at least the visible “forever wars”.

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