Joe Biden
Joe Biden (Image: AP/Andrew Harnik)

President Joe Biden has been in the news for some embarrassing stumbles on his way up the stairs of Air Force One, but he has been much more surefooted in reasserting US supremacy on the global stage.

And it’s not just China he’s calling out. Russia is firmly back at the top of the enemies list -- and allies in the UK and Australia have joined the chorus.

The new occupant of the White House is showing a stark contrast with his Manchurian candidate predecessor. Biden reacted strongly to reports that Russia had tried to interfere in the 2020 election and went so far as to call President Vladimir Putin “a killer”.