WILL THE U.S. REGROUP, REFOCUS ITS STRENGTH & TRY TO ENTICE RUSSIA AWAY FROM CHINA?
What might a post Middle-East U.S. foreign policy look like?
The Biden administration has had a difficult choice to make.
As China becomes an ever-greater economic power, overcoming the pandemic, the USA heads into an economic black hole.
If Washington continues to attack Moscow, Russia will grow ever closer to China and China’s defences will be strengthened just when the USA needs to weaken them.
If Washington makes somewhat friendlier overtures to Moscow it may not feel the need to connect quite so wholeheartedly with Beijing... though the hour is late for such a change of heart.
The economic damage caused by the pandemic and the continued rise of China has put the USA between a rock and a hard place.
There is now a need to retrench, to bring troops home and reduce expenses, to find ways to regroup all forces of power and tighten up the relationship with all allies worldwide.
The USA is leaving Afghanistan, soon perhaps Iraq, then very likely Syria. A partial withdrawal from Europe is also possible. All to concentrate on the greatest threat to the perpetual global hegemony the U.S. desires, China.
It is a last-gasp strategy, quite possibly already too late with Russia fully committed to China and having no trust left whatsoever concerning Washington and its promises of talks or proposed agreements.
Biden has now met with Putin very shortly after issuing mortal insults against him. Officials between the two countries are having talks. The no-brainer plan is clearly to split Russia from China if at all possible and at the same time re-concentrate U.S. forces in the Pacific region.
Is it possible that we have are reaching the end of Washington’s stream of invective and accusation against Vladimir Putin and the Russian state?
China will soon be totally invulnerable to North America. It is already virtually impermeable. The door is closing fast and Russia is almost inside.
Can the USA inveigle Russia away from China this late in the game? I very much doubt it. Putin will certainly work with Biden to see the USA depart from all nations it is now occupying but further than this I am sure he will not go.
The USA has few cards left to play as it faces the continuing degradation of its economy in the aftermath of Covid. It is extremely unlikely that any policy it follows now will create the gulf it desires between China and Russia. But this appears to be the desperate strategy we may be starting to see play itself out now.
Putin will have no illusions regarding U.S. foreign policy. He will continue to attempt to gain the maximum benefit for all as usual. He can surely have no trust in any statement Biden makes as the USA considers itself above the law and Putin adheres to international law as the only hope for the sovereignty of nations to continue. He knows the USA desires to have total hegemonic control. His task is to navigate a course through waters that will continue to be turbulent as the USA becomes ever more desperate in its urgent need to reach its chosen destination.
The USA has proven itself to be totally untrustworthy decade after decade. Why should Russia trust it now? China has shown herself to be a stalwart and trustworthy friend to Russia and their interests lie in forming the strongest possible partnership knowing the most powerful nation on the planet seeks daily to weaken them with a view to undermining them completely and dominating the planet alone.