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neverfail
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Re: US Foreign Policy

Post by neverfail » Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:37 pm

Jim the Moron wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:36 am

The US need not be concerned about the UN or any other outfit devoted to "multilateral affairs." Rather, it should continue to maintain superior defensive capabilities. Good use of US military resources is the ongoing assistance to the folks in the Bahamas
Other powers, especially the emerging ones like China and Russia will take note of America's disdain for a rules based international order and do likewise. Do you not think that it will catch up with the USA eventually?

Just remember the 1930's when rogue states like Germany, Japan and Italy took it upon themselves to act unilaterally on what they defined as their national interests.

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Re: US Foreign Policy

Post by Jim the Moron » Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:59 am

Jim the Moron wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:36 am
"The two most severe challenges to the multilateral order today are the relative decline of American power, and the emergence of China as a rival power to the US in global organisations . . . Over the last decade there has been an observable decline in America's capacity to shape multilateral affairs."

Say what? Please be aware that there are plenty of folks out there who don't believe that the US needs to be taken up by "multilateral affairs." That the European Council on Foreign Relations would like to see the US so involved is of course expected from folks who wish the US to do the dirty work for them.

https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/09/05/se ... ernational organization/

The US need not be concerned about the UN or any other outfit devoted to "multilateral affairs." Rather, it should continue to maintain superior defensive capabilities. Good use of US military resources is the ongoing assistance to the folks in the Bahamas
It would have been useful, neverfail, had you cited this in its entirety. Then, perhaps, your perceived "America's disdain for a rules based international order" would have been put into context. Rogue states? Was Poland a rogue state for unilaterally defending itself against Germany? Or China against Japan? Or Ethiopia against Italy?

Multilateral "agreements" such as the UN charter aren't worth the paper they're printed on.

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