Biden savor a short thinking and sign its Great Infrastructure Act
in the face of the threat of inflation and to a fall popularity, the US president goes through a difficult period © E. VUCCI / AP / SIPA JOE Biden signed the Infrastructure Act on November 15, 2021, in particular surrounded by Kamala Harris, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.
J OE Biden invited some 110 countries and territories to its virtual summit for democracy in December, including the main Western Allies of the United States. United States , but also Taiwan in a clear message to the China , whose shadow should hover on this appointment despite its absence.
The American President has not hid it since his arrival at the White House in January: the fight between the democracies and the "autocracies", embodied in his eyes by China and the
Russia , is at the heart of his policy foreign.
The "Summit for Democracy", a campaign promise whose first version will take place online on 9 and 10 December before a meeting in person a year later, is one of the master parts of this priority.
Start of the virtual summit between Joe Biden and Xi Jinping
USA-China / Biden - XI (photo): Start of the virtual summit between Joe Biden and Xi Jinping by Andrea Shalal, Michael Martina and David Brunnstrom Washington, November 16 ( Reuters) - The US President Joe Biden told his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping that he hoped to have a frank conversation on human rights and security issues, while the two men were starting a meeting. intended to reduce tensions between the first two global economies.
But the list of guests was not yet known. It has been published on Tuesday on the website of the US State Department and, likely weighed in Trebuchet, it will be closely scrutinized.
Not surprisingly, the main rivals of Washington, Beijing and Moscow in the lead, so there is no one.
, on the other hand, President Biden invited Taiwan, that the United States does not recognize as an independent country but are gladly erected in a democratic model against China, which considers it the island as one of its provinces to return to its funny . Its presence at the virtual summit should therefore maintain the tensions that have become inflamed in recent weeks around the fate of Taipei.
India , often described as "greater democracy in the world", will be present despite the frequent criticism of human rights defenders at the location of its Nationalist Hindu First Minister Narendra Modi. Like Pakistan, despite saw teeth relationships with Washington.
Taiwan: XI warns biden to "Do not play with fire"
© Eyepress News / Eyepress via AFP China J OE Biden and Xi Jinping spoke at length on Monday to Tuesday without paying anything From their disputes, especially concerning Taiwan, Chinese president exhorting his American counterpart not to "play with fire" on this issue.
Video: A virtual summit between Joe Biden and Xi Jinping organized to "work together when interest come together" (Le Figaro)
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Turkey, Washington Allied NATO but the President RECEP TAYYIP Erdogan has been described as "autocrat" by
Joe Biden , is also not among the participating countries.
In the Middle East, only Israel and Iraq have been invited to this meeting. The traditional Arab allies of the Americans are Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Qatar or the United Arab Emirates are absent.
Joe Biden also invited Brazil, nevertheless led by the very controversial far-right president Jair Bolsonaro.
In Europe, Poland is represented, despite recurring tensions with Brussels on respect for the rule of law, but the Hungary of Prime Minister Viktor Orban is not.
African side, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria and Niger are part of the invited countries.
On the opening of his African tour, Blinken warns against threats to democracy
© Andrew Harnik the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken talks with the Kenyan civil society in Nairobi, November 17, 2021 the secretary American state Antony Blinken called Africans Wednesday to remain vigilant in the face of growing threats against democracy, in the first stage, in Kenya, his tour on the continent.
"For a first vertex", "There are good reasons to have a wide range of actors present: this allows a better exchange of ideas," said AFP, before the list of list, Laleh Ispahani, from the Open Society Foundation.
For her, rather than making it an anti-China appointment - "It would be a lost opportunity" - Joe Biden should take advantage of these meetings that will bring together both the leaders and civil society for "S ' Attacking the crisis of the serious decline of democracy around the world, including relatively strong models such as the United States. "
This summit is organized while democracy has cashed many reverses in recent months in countries where the United States had placed significant hopes: Sudan and Burma, theaters of military states, Ethiopia, Prey to a conflict that may do so "implode" according to American diplomacy, or Afghanistan, where the Taliban resumed power over the American withdrawal after 20 years of democratization efforts.
The United States themselves joined for the first time the list of "decline democracies" because of a degradation under the Trump era, according to a reference report published by the International Intergovernmental Organization IDEA.
24/11/2021 03:02:33 - Washington (AFP) - © 2021 AFP
Faced with winter and Omicron Variant, Biden launches the sanitary offensive, and Policy .
© AFP J OE Biden called on Thursday the Americans to overcome their divisions to fight against CVIV-19, when L 'Arrival of winter and the new Omicron variant threatens to revive the pandemic and to weaken a little more the American president. "I know that COVID-19 has been a divisional subject in this country" and that it is "has become a partisan subject, which is a sad (...) observation.