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Laure Mandeville: "Welcome to the 'old' world of cold monsters"

2021-09-24T07:01:57.154Z

ANALYSIS - France, jostled by the shock of the cold Chinese and American monsters, must think without haste about this brutal return to realpolitik.



In his speech at the UN on September 21, Joe Biden did not stop talking about

"rebuilding alliances"

and

"revitalizing partnerships"

to define its international method.

But for the French and many Europeans, how can we fail to see the contrast between this insistent rhetoric on the need for cooperation and America's recent unilateral actions in Afghanistan and the Indo-Pacific?

Behind the fine, somewhat empty words spoken by Joe Biden, the brutal message sent by the United States is clear.

When it comes to the American national interest - here to orchestrate the Afghan withdrawal without prior consultation, there to set up the tripartite Aukus alliance with the Australians and the British at the risk of marginalizing France, the allies of Europe become negligible quantity.

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At the UN, Joe Biden pretends to ignore the crisis with his French partner

As if they were out of focus.

With all due respect to President Biden, we are in Trump's wake.

It is "America first".

Although China is not

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Source: lefigaro

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