THEO VAN GOGH ANALYSIS : CENTER ON NATIONAL SECURITY AT FORDHAM LAW U.S.

The war in Ukraine calls for a reset of Biden’s foreign policy:

“As in the days after 9/11, a momentary sense of unity could be used to promote a set of tragically counterproductive policies …. Although the White House should be applauded for its judicious reaction to the Ukraine crisis, it also deserves scrutiny for failing to apply similar attention and effort in places where just as much is at stake,” writes Matt Duss for Foreign Affairs. “The Biden administration took office having made bold promises about restoring American leadership for a new era. It now has an opportunity to fulfill those promises, but only if it has the courage to hear what the wider world is asking for. This approach would not come at the expense of the necessary and appropriate attention to Ukraine …. Properly framed as just one element of a renewed and genuine commitment to democracy and justice, the administration’s policy in Ukraine could herald a new era of American leadership. If all that Biden seeks in Ukraine, however, is to reaffirm U.S. dominance, it will be just the latest instance of the United States failing to meet the moment.”