On foreign policy decisions, Joe Biden faces drag of pragmatism

President Joe Biden this past week found himself in search of a foreign policy sweet spot: somewhere between pulling a screeching U-turn on four years of Trumpism and cautiously approaching the world as it is. In recent days, Biden has piled new sanctions on Russia, announced he would withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan in less than five months and backed away from a campaign promise to sharply raise refugee admission caps.
President Joe Biden this past week found himself in search of a foreign policy sweet spot: somewhere between pulling a screeching U-turn on four years of Trumpism and cautiously approaching the world as it is. In recent days, Biden has piled new sanctions on Russia, announced he would withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan in less than five months and backed away from a campaign promise to sharply raise refugee admission caps.

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