In Europe, the United States noted the loss of confidence in itself

In 2021, confidence in the United States in Europe was severely undermined and now Europeans need to show their independence in crisis situations. Americanist Klaus-Dieter Frankenberg, who has been working in the editorial office of the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeinen Zeitung since 1990, writes about this in his article.

According to the author, in the past year, two key events took place that cast a shadow on the authority of the United States. The first was the storming of the Capitol in January, when supporters of the losing presidential election, Donald Trump, took over the US Congress building. The second was the emergency evacuation of US and NATO allies from Afghanistan in August.

The seizure of parliament in Washington called into question the ability of the American elite to stop the internal political polarization in the country, and what happened in the Central Asian country caused colossal damage to the US foreign policy image.

Many Americans want their government to tackle problems locally, not in remote corners of the planet.

- explained the author.

And this is what supporters of both the Republican Party and the Democratic Party want. As for international relations, the arrival of Joe Biden in the White House, which immediately began assuring US allies of support, did not dispel doubts that had accumulated under Trump. Moreover, the countries most vulnerable to Washington in terms of security began to feel even more uncomfortable.

The rivalry between the United States and the Russian Federation and the PRC is growing. Moscow and Beijing are showing more and more “belligerence”. In turn, Europe does not want to enter into confrontation with Moscow and does not want to be crushed in the clash between Washington and Beijing. At the same time, the weakness of modern Europe lies in its inability to act independently.

Europe should unite around Germany and not turn to the United States for help at the first threat. The Europeans least of all need Washington, which will deal with raking up internal American problems, the author summed up.
  • Photos used: US Embassy, ​​Jakarta
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  1. Alexey Davydov Offline Alexey Davydov
    Alexey Davydov (Alexey) 2 January 2022 14: 14
    The states have long ago debugged the mechanism of the behind-the-scenes management of countries and international organizations. For this, the CIA is working in the sweat of the brow collecting dirt on everyone and everything.
    The eggs of the leaders of European countries and international organizations are tightly gripped in Uncle Sam's calloused hands. Europe's only real hope of liberation from the United States is Russia and China, but in order to hope, it needs a head and a mind in it. Brainless Europe has neither one nor the other, nor is it foreseen.
    Therefore, their illusions and "wishlist" should not touch us.
    Our goal is to destroy American plans to destroy Russia and create a security zone around us. Here and now
    1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
      gunnerminer (gunner miner) 2 January 2022 16: 32
      Once our goal was to create, where possible, pro-communist regimes. It did not work. Now the creation of a security zone around Russia. But judging by the affairs in the Caucasus, Transcaucasia, Central and Central Asia, in the Baltic, in the Donbass, in the Middle East, and this goal is becoming difficult to achieve. The actions of the Russian Foreign Ministry, and the Ministry of Defense, respectively, look frankly belated. Relatives of ISIS members have been transported for a month by airplanes from the former SAR, from the former Afghanistan.
  2. NikolayN Offline NikolayN
    NikolayN (Nikolai) 2 January 2022 14: 31
    Well. This will only make Europe stronger, more united and more independent. We must not forget that European sanctions against Russia are an initiative of Europe and personally Russia's best friend, Comrade Merkel. Do not care there was a story with Ukraine to any Italians, Spain and God forgive the Portugal. Only Germany, represented by Merkel, was able to rally Europe against Russia.
    1. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
      Ulysses (Alexey) 2 January 2022 15: 59
      European sanctions against Russia are an initiative of Europe and personally Russia's best friend, Comrade Merkel.

      By no means.
      Europe and Merkel personally do not need a confrontation with Russia.

      Only Germany, represented by Merkel, was able to rally Europe against Russia.

      Europe against Russia was rallied by European commissioners from Brussels, who have little in common not only with Germany, but also with the rest of Europe.
      Purely technical figures, appointed to positions without any expression of the will of the so-called. "Europeans".
  3. Peter Sergeev Offline Peter Sergeev
    Peter Sergeev (Peter Sergeev) 2 January 2022 16: 27
    Brussels, London and Washington are evil. The rest, I personally, do not consider evil ..
  4. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 2 January 2022 20: 52
    In the headline, Americans don't trust Europeans.
    The article is exactly the opposite - Europe does not trust amers.

    Total - don't trust anonymous authors
    1. boriz Offline boriz
      boriz (boriz) 3 January 2022 02: 31
      The title is simply ambiguous.
      This means that the United States has undermined the confidence of other countries in itself.
  5. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 3 January 2022 02: 30
    Finally, it’s common sense. The Kidok of Afghanistan has cleared the brains of those who have them well.
    Plus, Biden has almost completely pulled out of his campaign trail for Trump. Moreover, he began to move out even before the elections. At the very end of October 2020. he announced that he would continue the trade wars with China. Then he took over almost the entire Trump program. For example, he is going to invest in the real sector of the economy. And earlier he was going to support banks.
    But to support the real sector, he will have to close the US economy. Otherwise, all support will go to China and other Southeast Asia, and the money will be thrown into the wind.
    By shutting down his economy, Biden will do exactly what Russia is now sorely lacking. He will finish off the Bretton Woods system, above all the IMF, and will leave all liberals, including ours, without financial support.
    Biden's main mouthpiece to date, US National Security Assistant Jake Sullivan, recently stated:

    The system of international relations is being transformed. The structure led by the UN is gradually becoming a thing of the past, said the US Assistant to the President for National Security Jake Sullivan.
    States are forming new alliances and institutions. Washington created Quad and AUKUS as well as the Summit for Democracy.
    These organizations work in the interests of the United States, Sullivan admitted, adding that the world does not need the UN or the IMF.

    And this is the end of the dollar system. Especially considering the words of Putin and Xi about the creation of a joint isolated financial system. It is financial, not payment. The concept of the financial system is broader, the payment system is just one of the instruments of the financial system.