The world has been shifting towards cooperative multi-polar regions of power for a decade now, while the US has been fixated on being the sole superpower and policeman to the world. Trump is trying to transition US foreign policy to be more inclusive, working with Russia, China, Iran, N. Korea, and (hopefully) position/ align toward 21st century reality. Otherwise the world will simply move on without the US.
“The United States is a power, a second-rate one that happens to possess a first-rate nuclear arsenal.”
“The one clear message the Beijing meeting sent out to the world is that America’s «unipolar» vision of the world was dead and buried. Even among Washington’s longtime friends and allies, one will not hear Donald Trump referred to as the «leader of the Free World.”
While vaudevillian comedy-like shouting matches broke out in the West Wing of the White House between President Donald Trump and his senior advisers and between the White House press secretary and various presidential aides, world leaders gathered in Beijing to discuss the creation of modern-day land and maritime «silk roads» to improve the economic conditions of nations around the world. Nothing more could have illustrated the massive divide between the concerns…
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