US Studies Centre CEO Simon Jackman says President Joe Biden’s sanctions against Russia are a “big contrast to the Trump administration”. Mr. Jackman said the Trump administration was often “tiptoeing around its relationship with the Russians,” as evident in the 2016 “interference work by the Russians,” and President Biden highlights this. Biden [is] not shying away from it at all and indeed.
Speaking from a position of strength, ‘I could have done more, but I didn’t,’ reminding the world and Russia in particular that the US has plenty of capability and a wide variety of tools,” he told Sky News. “The Russian economy is particularly vulnerable, and that sanction, particularly the direction to US financial institutions not to trade in Russian state-issued debt after June 15 [is] just showing the breadth of tools available.