With Nato and EU summits this week, there’s a need for clear leadership. But despite Biden’s talk of unity, the cracks are showing
What’s the plan, Joe? When he descends on Brussels this week for an emergency Nato summit, US president Joe Biden will proudly point to his big achievement during the Ukraine crisis: maintaining the unity of the alliance and keeping out of the war.
Biden wants Russia to lose, to be seen to fail. But bold, decisive action to that end is lacking. The US approach is essentially reactive, tactical, detached. Is this really all that risk-averse American global leadership has to offer these days?