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Back to the future

7 mins | Jan 25, 2021

The Economist's Analysis: Biden sets out to restore American leadership with an old team in a new world. "Having launched his campaign as a continuity candidate, drawn from retirement to defend Mr Obama’s legacy, he faces huge problems that will make his administration very different from the 'third Obama term' he initially seemed to promise. One is the bungled COVID-19 epidemic, which has produced misery at home and more proof of America’s abandonment of global leadership. In the depth of the Iraq war many Europeans thought better of the superpower than they do now. The crisis will also hamper Mr Biden’s ability to repair the damage, by ensuring he is largely consumed by fighting fires at home."

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From The Economist