Internationally, things have seriously deteriorated over the last two and a half years in terms of the global picture of political relations and diplomacy. Following the 2020 American presidential election in which Joe Biden defeated the incumbent 45th President Donald Trump in a close race, American foreign policy and the tone and general mood of the national government on the world stage markedly changed. While Trump had adopted a “peace through strength” philosophy and had become the first president in over a decade not to mire the country in new foreign conflicts, Biden and his administration took a weakened approach to foreign affairs. The 46th president has appeared incoherent for much of his presidency, and rivals of the nation and the western world at large have taken notice.
Early in his presidency, Biden reversed sanctions imposed on Russia by Trump and allowed the Kremlin to drill for oil in the North Atlantic. After establishing a new source of the valuable natural resource and completing a pipeline that made much of western Europe heavily dependent on it for oil, Russia invaded Ukraine in early 2022, bringing armed conflict back to Europe for the first time since 1945. As gas prices and inflation have skyrocketed around the world, the war has raged on, and is a stalemated, bloody conflict. America has sent billions to Ukraine.
In the middle east, Biden oversaw a botched American withdrawal from Afghanistan in late 2021 and 13 military members died. Shortly after giving hostile Iran billions of dollars in frozen assets in exchange for American prisoners, the terrorist group Hamas invaded Israel and murdered over 1,000 civilians. In the U.S. and across the world, antisemitic attacks have risen sharply. In Germany, the RIAS group claimed a 320% rise in attacks following the start of war in the middle east. This comes at a time in which many leftist college students in America have protested, openly supporting terrorists.