In standoff With Putin, Biden makes sure European allies are with him

Press quote (The New York Times)
28 January 2022

“He senses weakness in Biden and a certain amount of political churn in Europe,” said Ian Bond, a former British diplomat who is now head of foreign policy at the Centre for European Reform, a London research group. “Germany has a new government finding its feet, French elections, UK not in great shape, Europe emerging from pandemic. I think he does see Biden as a quite weak transitional figure.”