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Blinken, Without Leaving Home, Tries to Mend Fences With Allies Abroad

Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks to workers at the State Department in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. (Stefani Reynolds/The New York Times) WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Antony Blinken has kicked off his first month in the job with a blaze of diplomacy. As part of his effort to re-energize American alliances frayed … Read more

Biden Tells Allies ‘America Is Back,’ but Macron and Merkel Push Back

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the administration’s response to the military coup in Myanmar, at the South Court Auditorium at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021, as Vice President Kamala Harris looks on. (Oliver Contreras/The New York Times) President Joe Biden used his first public encounter with America’s European … Read more

Biden assures US allies he will reverse Trump’s policies and legacy

Photograph: Getty Images Joe Biden has pledged “unshakeable” US support for the transatlantic alliance in what he portrayed as an epoch-defining struggle to safeguard democracy. Biden used his virtual debut on the world stage on Friday, in videoconference remarks first to the G7 and then the Munich Security Conference, to assure America’s allies of his … Read more