Hans Nichols
Jun 5, 2021 - World

5. Biden's diplomacy first approach put to the test

Illustration of hands shaking over a barchart showing a standard deviation bell curve.
Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

President Biden has rebooted America’s foreign policy apparatus, reestablished diplomatic channels and reassured allies — and adversaries — that predictability will define his approach. Now comes the hard part.

Driving the news: Biden will leave for the U.K. this week for his first in-person international summits and then a face-t0-face meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, putting years of diplomatic training to the test.

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