November 17, 2021
General News

Biden Believes ‘America Is Back,’ but US Allies Aren’t So Sure | Voice of America

In his meetings with G-7 and North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies in Europe last week, President Joe Biden missed no opportunity to repeat his assertion that “America is back” on the world stage and ready to take the lead in addressing big problems like climate change, rising authoritarianism, cybersecurity and the distribution of coronavirus vaccines to low- and moderate-income nations.

Among other things, Biden rallied the leaders of some of the world’s largest democracies behind a plan to create a global infrastructure fund, called the Build Back Better World Partnership, or B3W, in a specific bid to challenge China’s eight-year-old Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

FILE – Joe Biden, then a presidential candidate, speaks about his “Build Back Better” economic recovery plan for working families, July 21, 2020, in New…

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