Sep 28, 2021 09:45 UTC

US President Joe Biden’s reputation for foreign policy competence was shattered by the Afghan withdrawal debacle and the loss of American and Afghan lives. Normally loyal foreign allies complained noisily about chaotic mismanagement – and voters listened. The row with France over a US-UK-Australia defence pact (AUKUS) has deepened disillusion over his commitment to multilateralism.

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