1. "America is back" hits the road

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Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

President Biden takes his "America is back" doctrine on the road this week — the biggest test yet of his belief that the U.S. can better confront adversaries by embracing allies.

  • Biden flies first to England, where he'll meet Thursday with Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Queen Elizabeth II and other allies at the G7 summit. He'll continue on to a NATO conclave in Brussels on June 14, before his tête-à-tête with Vladimir Putin in Geneva two days later.
  • Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman told Axios that this "sequencing of events" lets Biden coordinate with allies before meeting Putin.

The big picture: Biden has promised to revitalize multilateralism, stand up for human rights and democracy, position the U.S. for competition with China and rally the world to fight climate change.

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