Mr. Biden changed his position about China’s current genocide of the Uighurs (https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/account-02242021183743.html).
Bravo to Mr. Biden for having the wisdom of changing the rhetoric (i.e., much more logical than “cultural norms” to justify the abuse) whilst keeping many if not most of the policies of his predecessor about China (e.g., Huawei, etc.). This ensures continuity. Plus, if something seems to be working well, why revert it?
It is Bambi’s hope that Mr. Trudeau will learn something from Mr. Biden.
It is Bambi’s hope that Mr. Biden will learn something from Mr. Trudeau (yes, it is possible 😊) when it comes to Iran.
Bambi worries about Iran’s hegemony in the Middle East (that directly affects her birth country and its neighbourhood). What will happen with the nuclear saga, she wonders? What would be the consequences on Lebanon?
To conclude this post, dealing with countries intimidating other sovereign entities requires leadership. Good leaders need to be courageous (in addition to other skills like wisdom, etc.). In the end, whether acts of intimidation are occurring at the macro- or at the micro-levels, Bambi sees a similarity: Omitting to interfere to stop an abusive process between two (or more) countries/entities, or empowering the source of the abuse, becomes part of the abuse, even with the best intentions in the world.