America's decline continues
Despite its claims of making America more respected and feared
in the world, the Trump Administration's behaviours have only
contributed to accelerating the decline in America's leadership.
President Donald Trump's demonstrated disdain for international
agreements and law, his erratic behaviour and his reckless
tweets, have left world leaders and their publics alternating
between being confounded and frightened. ..
America became ground down in a long costly war that took a
terrible toll not only in lives and treasure, but in America's
standing in the world. As the war dragged on, it became clear
that not only was America weaker and less respected, but other
regional and international players began to assert themselves.
As a result of this foolish war, the very multipolarity the
neoconservatives sought to forestall became a reality.
Globally, Russia and China expanded their roles and, in the
Middle East, Turkey and Iran sought increased influence, as did
Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Cooperation Council partners. ..
.. In just three decades, the US has gone from being the
undisputed superpower to a mere competitor with other global and
regional powers. Far from restoring America's leadership role,
the Trump Administration's failure to deliver on its promises,
its lack of coherency and its penchant for one-off dangerous
acts, have made it feared, but not trusted as a reliable partner.
And so other nations, have either turned elsewhere for
partnerships or been forced to rely on their own resources. The
decline of America's role continues ..
.. Washington is not the power it thinks it is.