America’s Biggest Adversaries Have Been Mostly Silent on Biden’s Election

China and Russia are waiting and seeing, but the Taliban has acknowledged the president-elect.

Like the rest of us, America’s foreign foes watched the 2020 U.S. presidential election closely. They know that many foreign policy issues hang in the balance. Some of the noisy reactions have been entirely predictable. Others have chosen silence while waiting patiently for events to play out. 

Let’s begin with the heavy hitters: China and Russia. 


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