No one is ready to accept this formulation, said Ian Bremmer, founder, and president of the international research and consulting firm Eurasia Group.

The allies of the United States, like almost all other countries of the world, are currently not ready to agree with the slogan of the American president, Democrat Joe Biden, who, after taking office, assured that “America has returned” to the world stage after four years of Republican Donald Trump’s policy, putting the interests of the United States first. Ian Bremmer, an American foreign policy analyst, founder and president of the international research and consulting firm Eurasia Group, expressed this opinion in a comment to Bloomberg on Wednesday on the eve of the American leader’s trip to Europe, where he will take part in a meeting of the leaders of the Group of Twenty (G20) countries.

“When Biden became president, his main slogan was: “America is back.” The Allies don’t think so. China and Russia don’t think so either. Almost no one is ready to accept this formulation,” the expert is sure. In his opinion, Biden’s trip to the summit does not portend to be fun or easy, and Biden should also not expect too friendly reception.

As Bloomberg itself notes, the initial optimism of the U.S. allies, who expected Biden to abandon the approach of his predecessor Trump, who preferred to do everything on his own in the international arena and with an eye only to Washington’s interests, has now come to naught. This was caused by both the “catastrophic withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan” and other actions by Washington that alienated allies, such as the U.S. Partnership Agreement with Australia and the UK (AUKUS), as a result of which Australia terminated the submarine contract with France. The countries of the world are also not confident in the readiness of the United States to help the international community in the fight against the pandemic and are disappointed with “diplomatic conflicts – starting from Ankara and ending with Beijing.” All this has led to the fact that “world capitals once again suspect that the U.S. president is more concerned about domestic politics and U.S. self-interests than global projects,” the agency writes.

Biden will fly to Europe on Thursday, where he will take part in the meeting of the leaders of the G20 countries in Rome on October 30-31 and the 26th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP-26) in Glasgow, Scotland, which will begin its work on November 1. He will hold talks with the heads of state on the sidelines of these forums. The host of the White House, who will be accompanied by Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Finance Minister Janet Yellen, intends to discuss with his colleagues the fight against climate change, the pandemic, rising global fuel prices, the mechanism of taxation of multinational corporations, as well as the situation around the negotiations on the restoration of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on the Iranian nuclear program.