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Will U.S. support for Ukraine outlast Biden?

By Robbie Gramer and Christina Lu

03 Apr 2023 · 5 min read

Editor's Note

The U.S. has vowed to support its allies "for as long as it takes" in the fight against Russia. But will that commitment extend beyond the 2024 election? Europe has its doubts, Foreign Policy reports.

At a major NATO summit in Madrid last year, U.S. President Joe Biden vowed to support U.S. allies and Ukraine against the Russian invasion for “as long as it takes.”

That line has come to define the U.S. policy on Europe under Biden, an avowed transatlanticist and longtime supporter of a democratic Ukraine. But as U.S. attention shifts to a new era of global competition with China—and a contentious presidential election in 2024—many Europeans are quietly beginning to wonder whether Washington’s “as long as it takes” strategy will outlast Biden.

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