Russian War Games an Opportunity for Biden on World Stage
The United States and its NATO allies have ceded the geopolitical advantage to Russia for many years now. Two examples of this would be Russia’s invasion of Georgia in 2008 and Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea in 2014. But the time is now ripe to seize the advantage back, and the joint Russia-Belarus Zapad-2021 military exercises, which are set to begin on Sept. 10, are the place to start.
It seems that the Biden administration’s stance when it comes to Russia is that the United States and NATO should avoid doing anything to upset Russian President Vladimir Putin. We saw examples of this when President Joe Biden dropped the U.S.’ opposition to the Nord Stream 2 pipeline—which was an economic gift to Russia—and Biden’s fairly unproductive meeting with Putin at the Geneva Summit in June.
The Biden administration and NATO have been hesitant to speak up about the…