The Leader podcast: Why the UK and G7 can’t change Biden’s mind on Afghanistan

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson (left) with US President Joe Biden seen here at the G7 summit in Cornwall, have talked about Afghanistan (PA) (PA Wire)
Prime Minister Boris Johnson (left) with US President Joe Biden seen here at the G7 summit in Cornwall, have talked about Afghanistan (PA) (PA Wire)

A plea from Boris Johnson and other world leader for the US to extend its deadline for withdrawing troops from Afghanistan has been rebuffed by Joe Biden.

To explain what’s happening, the Leader podcast spoke to Dr Julie Norman, deputy director of UCL’s Centre on US politics.

She tells us that the White House’s decision is the first example of Biden’s foreign policy in action, in which he wants to work with allies but “basing the tough decisions on how he views US interests”.

We also discuss whether Afghanistan will become an issue in the US midterm elections next year, and how the situation is playing out in neighbouring countries.

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