Decreasing its financial contribution to other actors is reflective of the U.S. abandoning its global hegemonic position.
A vocal critic of the unfairness of the international system, President Erdogan has been calling for Turkey’s allies in Africa to work with the Turks against “modern imperialists.”
The Trump doctrine, which glorifies U.S. selfishness, should serve as a reminder to all of the administration’s allies how quickly Trump could turn his back on them, provided they are willing to recognize the signs.
In regards to the National Security Strategy, what can the “America first” approach provide for U.S. allies?
There are three types of engagement with the U.S. in the Middle East: opposition, surrenderism and harmony and the desire to work as equal partners.
It seems the recent antics of U.S. President Donald Trump and Co. in the Middle East around the critical issue of Jerusalem will bring down the new wave of American unilateralism earlier than many expected.
The U.N. vote on Jerusalem that rejected Trump’s declaration seems to harm the U.S.’s ties with member countries.
The loud and clear message of the Dec. 22 U.N. General Assembly vote is that Jerusalem is not alone and intimidation, blackmail, occupation and dispossession cannot be a norm in the 21st century.
The U.S.’s approach to the crises in Iraq, Libya, Syria, Egypt, Yemen and Palestine since 2010 has been about its experience of the hegemonic crisis. The way the U.S. views Turkey is similar to this. Just as the U.S. lost to China in the Pacific, it is about to lose to Russia in the Middle East.
The Trump administration’s Israel-UAE inspired “political Islam” policy is destined to be even more unsuccessful than Barack Obama’s insincere “moderate Islam” policy.