U.S. president vows to embrace traditional U.S. foreign policy. China and Russia argue those days are over. Joe Biden promised to restore a more familiar mentality in American foreign policy after his predecessor spent four years deriding the U.S.’s traditional democratic allies as trade cheats and deadbeats. Biden’s proposed approach involved renewing a leader-of-the-free-world ethos from the last century to rally democratic friends against this century’s authoritarians. This week, the authoritarians hit back. On successive days, the U.S.’s two biggest geopolitical rivals, China and Russia, lashed out at Biden and the country he leads.