A mock-up of the Statue of Liberty is seen on September 11 outside a tourist resort in the city of Shengjin, Albania, which has taken in Afghan refugees. US coercive diplomacy hurts its relations with allies, increases mistrust and depletes its soft power. Photo: AFP
A mock-up of the Statue of Liberty is seen on September 11 outside a tourist resort in the city of Shengjin, Albania, which has taken in Afghan refugees. US coercive diplomacy hurts its relations with allies, increases mistrust and depletes its soft power. Photo: AFP

Letters | Why Joe Biden’s America must give up coercive diplomacy

  • The Afghan debacle highlights missteps in US foreign policy, illustrating the pitfalls of Washington’s penchant for leaning hard on both rivals and allies to get its way

Topic |   Joe Biden’s China policy
A mock-up of the Statue of Liberty is seen on September 11 outside a tourist resort in the city of Shengjin, Albania, which has taken in Afghan refugees. US coercive diplomacy hurts its relations with allies, increases mistrust and depletes its soft power. Photo: AFP
A mock-up of the Statue of Liberty is seen on September 11 outside a tourist resort in the city of Shengjin, Albania, which has taken in Afghan refugees. US coercive diplomacy hurts its relations with allies, increases mistrust and depletes its soft power. Photo: AFP
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