The Biden Doctrine: New US President Tackles China and Russia

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The Biden Doctrine: New US President Tackles China and Russia


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                Oubliez les subtilités, il n'y aura même pas de communiqué final lorsque la Chine et les États-Unis concluront deux jours de pourparlers à Anchorage, en Alaska.  Le premier face-à-face entre l'administration Biden et les hauts envoyés de Xi Jinping n'allait jamais être un amour-in quand précédé la veille de sanctions contre 24 hauts responsables chinois pour la répression à Hong Kong.  Une fois de plus, le nouveau président américain s'assurant que les rivaux des superpuissances passés, présents et futurs reçoivent le message qu'il n'est pas son prédécesseur.
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                                    <p>C'est l'histoire de deux continents: les cas de Covid ont chuté de façon spectaculaire aux États-Unis alors qu'ils augmentent de manière alarmante en Europe.  De nouvelles souches déchirent la population alors que les pays de l'UE accusent un retard dans le déploiement de leurs campagnes de vaccination.

On this score, 37 suspected cases of blood clotting out of 17 million injections are enough for a temporary stop and then restart the AstraZeneca vaccine … a period of four days which adds a new layer of uncertainty:

It was Thursday. Finland has now taken a break from AstraZeneca as it examines two suspected cases… dangerous for some, not enough for others. The European Union threatens to ban the export of nations that do not respect their commitments: well, one in particular.

In the meantime, four more weeks of lockdown for Paris and its surroundings hardest hit by the last peak of Covid preceded by a race in stations while those who are better off prepare their escape … The government is doing its best to avoid the kind of tough, general national lockdown from a year ago.

When they spoke of Covid, the last Tanzanian authorities had to watch their words around the boss. John Magufuli died this week at age 61 after weeks of furious denials that, despite a three-week absence in the public eye, he was ill.

Taking the oath on Friday, Vice-President Samia Suluhu Hassan becomes the country’s first female head of state and the first president of the semi-autonomous region of Zanzibar which is 99% Muslim …

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