Europe cannot cave in to US pressure, but it cannot realistically break ties with Washington when rejecting it, much less lay a claim to the mantle of global leadership. Europe simply wants more independence, which is already asking a lot, given the current state of world affairs. To achieve this, Europe needs to develop a more favorable balance of forces and interests.
No matter what the outcome of all the diplomatic and economic conflicts between the two shores of the Atlantic, it is already safe to say that Europe has broken free of Washington’s grip, and future relations between the US and the EU will become increasingly tense.
Morocco is trying to present itself as a quadri-continental pivot state with the potential to become a regional trendsetter, hence why its decision to cut off ties with Iran is thought by the Saudis to be the first step in a forthcoming “chain reaction” of other African countries distancing themselves from the Islamic Republic too.
The Cold War era finished without the „end of history“ as the US continues the same policy from the time of the Cold War against Moscow – now not against the USSR but against Russia. For Washington the Cold War era in fact has never ended as the fundamental political task to eliminate Russia from the world politics still is not accomplished.
The fast-moving developments go to show that the old model of colonialism no longer works in post-colonial societies where former colonizers sought to exploit minority groups against the majority. The people of northeastern Syria will not allow their actual former colonizer to return to their country and use pro-Western Kurds as their proxy tool for suppressing the Arab majority.
Hereby I would like to let the ordinary readers of the alternative media know that the post-Cold War Western „Russophobia Vulgaris“ virus is driving the world towards a new stage of the Cold War even within the framework of the Western-clients’ academic institutions like Mykolas Romeris University in Vilnius, Lithuania.
While the political objective of the Operation Allied Force was in principle achieved, the humanitarian dimension brought quite opposite results.
Despite the strategic nature of the weapons at Russia’s disposal, they were obviously not created for direct, targeted military operations, nor could they be used in that manner. Which is something that certainly cannot be said about the US or its allies.
The assassination of Kosovo’s Serb leader Oliver Ivanović on January 16th, 2018 in the northern (the Serb) part of the divided city of Kosovska Mitrovica once again put on the top of the agenda the issue of contested land of Kosovo and Serbia’s policy towards the West.
The confrontation between the U.S. and Turkey could have catastrophic consequences for the parties involved and especially for Kurds, not to mention the whole region.
After Kosovo recognition in 2008 Moscow finally understood that the eternal nature of the Western politics toward Russia is framed by the ideas coming from Thomas Hobbes’ Leviathan.
The 18th century experienced three wars between the great European powers as a response to one another’s attempt to impose a geopolitical domination over Europe.