How Washington can restore its lost influence in the world


The current US administration made many grave mistakes in the foreign policy arena, which led to the loss of Washington's influence in the world, writes the American magazine Foreign Policy.


While the COVID-19 pandemic is raging on the planet, taking a huge number of lives and causing serious damage, and mankind needs coordination, the relationship between the two largest economies the planets have become the worst in history. Many analysts have talked about the Cold War between Washington and Beijing, and some claim that they have become enemies.

In this regard, the United States needs to pay attention to the behavior of the “middle-hand” states, which have no illusions about whether Washington and Beijing can find a common language and agree. These countries began to coordinate their actions on their own.

The Brookings Institution recorded the increased influence of such states in the world during the pandemic. Therefore, the US urgently needs to support such initiative countries and encourage them for the successful fight against COVID-19. For example, Taiwan deserves special attention - a democratic state near China that wants to become a member of the World Health Organization.

The United States must unite the states that have achieved success in combating COVID-19 into a “coalition of competent” for multilateral cooperation. At the same time, Washington should treat them as partners, so that they feel care and respect, and not feel exclusively instruments of pressure on China. These countries include: Germany, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Singapore, and Vietnam.

Unfortunately, the Donald Trump administration did not bother to do anything in this direction. Moreover, the White House announced the US withdrawal from WHO. But it’s not too late to restore authority and trust, because many countries still believe in the leading role of the United States. Especially in the Asia-Pacific region, where they are justifiably afraid of China's growing power. However, Washington did not have many opportunities to improve its reputation.
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  1. 123 Online 123
    123 (123) 19 July 2020 16: 21
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    In this regard, the US needs to pay attention to the behavior of the countries of the "middle hand", which have no illusions about whether Washington and Beijing can find a common language and agree. These countries began to independently coordinate their actions.

    The US just needs to stop behaving like a beast, but this is unlikely. Understanding their influence is quite specific.

    The United States should unite countries that have succeeded in combating COVID-19 into a “coalition of competent” for multilateral cooperation. At the same time, Washington should treat themas partners that they felt cared for and respected, and did not feel themselves exclusively as instruments of pressure on China. These countries include: Germany, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Singapore, and Vietnam.

    That's all they want, to use them to the fullest, it is suggested only to pretend that this is not so. Serfs will be called friends, at least in person and no more.
  2. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 19 July 2020 18: 26
    +4
    The only honest option: to pay all debts, to provide the dollar with gold. Did not do? So - no way!
  3. Eduard Aplombov Offline Eduard Aplombov
    Eduard Aplombov (Eduard Aplombov) 19 July 2020 18: 49
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    And the USA, as a state, was raised by the families of the Jewish usurers who chose it as the guarantor of their savings.
    These families at the present time are clans of transatlantic corporations, use the states as an instrument of their goals of owning the world through weapons and capital, where it is easier for them to defend their interests even purely geographically.
    It is possible to fight the state, but this struggle is only tactical in nature, since the capital of the owners easily changes the host country and can fight (in any form of war, economic, through the media, weapons) with any state from almost any point where its infrastructure is developed, those. * soros * is one of the variants of war and * soros * may not be the only one for them.
  4. The Yankee Empire will burst, as all Empires burst: Roman, Little British, Turkish and so on.
  5. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 19 July 2020 19: 47
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    How Washington can restore its lost influence in the world

    - No ... - The United States will not succeed as long as Russia exists ... - Russia will simply lie on its bones; will give everything, absolutely everything; will sacrifice everything, just to save China ... - So the Americans will not burn anything ...
    - The author of the article listed minor problems, having solved which the United States supposedly can regain its power ... - no, it will not give anything ... - this is all a trifle ...
    - And the United States has long been starting to play for high stakes ...
    - The United States first of all needs to attract Russia to its side ... - And we need to start with Russia's admission to NATO ... - Personally, I am absolutely sure that it is under Putin that this is possible ...
    - Russia will "wander around" a little ... - there will be a lot of debates, polemics, meetings, public speeches; but Russia will agree to become a NATO member ...
    - This is where the Americans need to start a new game ... - Russia needs a global restructuring of its entire routine and antediluvian backward industry; it is necessary to create a whole direction of your office equipment; your software; switch to new technologies, etc. and so on ... - Here the Americans should stake on this ... - On cooperation in these areas; financing of many projects in Russia; and especially ... - to start a new round of closer cooperation in Space (China just needs to be squeezed out of Space) ... - And to cut off forever these vile Chinese "silk tentacle roads" in Zap. Europe ... - Yes, it will be costly for the Americans, it will be risky, but otherwise Russia cannot be torn away from China ... - With Trump's senile ... - this is hardly possible ...