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The Biden Doctrine – The Atlantic


Like his presidential predecessors, Joe Biden continues to confront a dilemma within the Center East.

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President Joe Biden is overseas this week, commemorating the eightieth anniversary of D-Day with a warning concerning the dangers to democracy around the globe. His journey comes at an important time for the U.S., as he’s dealt challenges from China, Russia, and Iran.

Like lots of his presidential predecessors, Biden faces an ongoing disaster within the Center East, a lot of which presently stems from Israel and the struggle in Gaza. The president has begun approaching the struggle with what Thomas L. Friedman, who has lined the Center East for greater than 40 years, refers to as “the Biden Doctrine.” Accordingly, Biden has instructed Israel that they face three main challenges: methods to exit Gaza whereas additionally establishing improved safety within the space; the continued battle with Palestine within the West Financial institution; and a regional battle with Iran.

“The reply to all three questions is a few sort of partnership with reputable Palestinian authority,” Friedman stated final evening on Washington Week With The Atlantic, referring to Biden’s strategic pondering for Israel. “It offers you a accomplice to get out of Gaza, it offers you a accomplice for future negotiations, and it’s the cement for a regional alliance in opposition to Iran.”

Discussing Israel, the state of the Center East, and extra, Thomas L. Friedman, a foreign-affairs columnist at The New York Instances, joins the editor in chief of The Atlantic, Jeffrey Goldberg, on a particular version of Washington Week with The Atlantic.

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