Amid escalating U.S.-Russia tensions, U.S. President Joe Biden unveiled his long-delayed “Indo-Pacific Strategy” on Feb. 11, just as the White House warned that a Russian invasion of Ukraine was imminent.

The American confrontation with Moscow, which has mounted a major military buildup against Ukraine to compel the United States to abandon its post-Cold War policy of NATO creep to Russia’s borders, risks becoming the defining crisis of Biden’s presidency.

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