Bashing the United States is no substitute for Europe’s strategic helplessness.
By applying an “America first” policy to foreign affairs, President Donald Trump may isolate the United States on the world stage like never before.
Given the serious problems of measurement, any statistic on violent deaths should be treated with caution.
Every one of the very real challenges Iran poses in the world would be made more difficult to manage if Iran were freed of the nuclear limits agreed in the JCPOA, and every one of them would be made more difficult if the United States isolates itself from its partners.
The upcoming 19th Party Congress and top political appointments will determine what course China will take in the future under President Xi Jinping’s leadership.
The smart way to proceed would be to keep the world’s powers united and the burden of proof on Iran.
To counter the rise of isolationist, unilateral, and authoritarian forces, India and the Europe must strengthen their relationship beyond mere economic and transactional arrangements.
It is imperative that the United States not abandon international development out of the mistaken sense that it is removed from America’s core economic, political, and security interests.
As old ideological divisions break down at the United Nations, New Delhi should take the lead in promoting practical solutions to international challenges, remembering that multilateralism is not an end in itself, but a means to pursue India’s national interests.
President Trump, the most isolationist American president since the founding of the United Nations, will be giving his first address to the General Assembly this week.