Confusion into the international order
With that great power, the United States has used “American exceptionalism” as a rationale that only wants to trample international affairs.
While demanding that other countries comply with the rules-based international order, it has long prioritized its own interests over the international system centered on the United Nations and over the international order backed by international law.
After World War II, the United States led the establishment of international systems and rules for international political economy, but unless the United States’ requirements were met, the country habitually broke the rules and from international organizations. I withdrew. Since the 1980s, the United States has refused to ratify or unilaterally withdraw from many international treaties and organizations, including the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, the World Congress against Racism, and the Kyoto Protocol.
The Trump administration was particularly intentional, under which the United States withdrew from more than 10 international organizations and agreements in four years, including the United Nations Human Rights Council, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, and the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.
The United States is the only country that has opposed negotiations on the verification protocol of the Biological Weapons Convention, hindering the efforts of the international community to verify biological activity in various countries and hindering the management of biological weapons.
The United States frequently not only withdrew from international groups, but also punished those who dared to challenge it. In 2020, the Trump administration announced that it would impose economic sanctions and travel bans on International Criminal Court (ICC) officials involved in investigating US behavior in the Afghanistan war. This is even worse than the previous denial of approval. Enforce the ICC’s decision or cooperate with the ICC’s investigation. This again shows that the United States wants to destroy “public weapons” if they cannot be used for private purposes.
The Biden administration has rejoined several international organizations and agreements just to serve the country’s strategy, and has not participated in agreements such as the Open Skys Treaty that it believes would undermine its interests. Some European media commented “America First 2.0” as the Biden administration promoted “selective multilateralism.”
In fact, the United States has not shown kindness to other countries, opponents, or allies if they do not contribute to the interests of the United States. In recent years, the United States has urged NATO and its Asian allies to pay more “protection rackets” to increase military spending and dispatch troops.
Just before Biden’s trip to Europe in June, it was revealed that the United States had spy on European ally politicians. This happened as yet another US surveillance scandal after the 2013 PRISM project. -Global expansion of cyber surveillance and attacks has been around for a long time, and as a true empire of hackers, it poses the greatest threat to global cybersecurity.
The COVID-19 pandemic is like a magic mirror that reveals the ugliness of the “America First” policy. The United States has been working on unilateralism since the outbreak of the pandemic. It seized anti-pandemic supplies for other countries, issued an embargo on medicines, and acquired capacity to produce medicines that could be used to treat illness.
The selfish act shocked the world and had a serious impact on global pandemic countermeasure cooperation. Vaccines have given hope for a global fight against COVID-19, but the United States is in favor of “vaccine nationalism” and is rushing to order and procure vaccines. There is no access to the vaccine.
Meanwhile, the United States has put a political string on vaccine support. The Spanish Elmundo website said in an editorial that Washington lent Mexico a vaccine in exchange for increased control of illegal immigrants at the Guatemalan border. The US bi-monthly magazine Foreign Policy commented on its website that the Biden administration is still pursuing US interests at the expense of the interests of other countries in the world.
The United States has secretly set up biological laboratories in many parts of the world to carry out biological militarization activities. The mystery of the link between Fort Detrick and the COVID-19 epidemic remains unclear.
Hume Field, a science and policy adviser to the EcoHealth Alliance in New York in China and Southeast Asia, overcomes the virus and this pandemic, as politicizing the pursuit of origin only creates “doubt” and “distrust.” He said it would fundamentally undermine the unified global efforts needed to do so.
The White House announced in August and December that Biden would convene leaders of “World Democracy” at the Virtual Democracy Summit, followed by a “second face-to-face summit about a year later.”
Ironically, a recent poll commissioned by the Alliance of Democracies Foundation of 50,000 respondents in more than 50 countries found that nearly half of respondents considered the United States a threat to democracy. understood.
The United States has long recognized itself as a “hilltop city” and has advocated American values such as “democracy, freedom, and human rights” as so-called “universal values.” We have a responsibility to promote its value around the world.
But in essence, such “universal values” are an idealistic tool for the United States to maintain global hegemony.
Meanwhile, the United States is taking advantage of its strong position in the fields of culture and media to force American democracy and values around the world, especially in developing countries. Meanwhile, the United States, pretending to be so-called “universal values,” is trying to take the moral height of manipulating international public opinion, attacking countries and groups that it considers threats and rivals, and deliberately creating them. Division and conflict.
Featuring the then US President Barack Obama’s submission of a “national framework for strategic communication” to the U.S. Parliament in 2010, a U.S. government-led national publicity system can better carry out inter-ministerial activities. We have entered the stage of becoming.
In 2014, a Guardian report revealed a secret program carried out by the US International Development Agency to infiltrate the Cuban hip-hop scene and launch a movement against the Cuban government.
According to British media, the agency has recruited a large number of Cuban musicians for a project disguised as a cultural initiative, but in reality it has raised their awareness and stimulated the movement of fans to challenge the government. It was the purpose.
The United States has also tied its financial aid to the political system and pressured African countries to follow Western political models through US-led international financial institutions.
Since the 1980s, the President of the United States has made the promotion of “democratization” in recipient countries the number one goal of US foreign aid. However, such movements have often caused disasters in affected countries. Rapid political “democratization” and economic privatization in many African countries have caused major political crises and even bloody conflicts, and some are still in political turmoil today.
Since taking office, the Biden administration has promoted the idea of ”accepting multilateralism again”, but in reality it is a small one who is obsessed with ideological differences and only wants to serve other countries for their own benefit. It remains in faction politics. Observe the “rule-based international order”.
US hegemony is behind the Quad, the Five Eyes Intelligence Alliance, the Group of Seven, and all other similar factions that cannot represent the international community.
For example, the Biden administration has repeatedly hyped the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on their false accusations of China’s progress in human rights, including so-called “forced labor” claims, in the United Kingdom, Canada, and others. I have put together allies. At Xinjiang.
Meanwhile, the tragic history of genocide and cultural extinction in these countries, and the tragedy of racism in their own backyards today, has been constantly exposed to the general public.
At the 47th UNHRC meeting, more than 90 countries appealed for justice, expressed their support for China, and said “no” to anti-Chinese factions.
In an article published on July 9, the US magazine Foreign Affairs said, “From the COVID-19 pandemic to global trade rules, from climate change to economic development, the United States is committed to most democratic priorities in the world. In the process, US diplomatic policy is to exacerbate the global democracy crisis and outlaw US power in the name of democracy. “
“Liberal democracy in the world has lost the monopoly that defines what democracy is,” Bulgarian political scientist Ivan Krastev said in an opinion piece published in the New York Times in May. Citing a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center a few months ago, Krustef said the majority of Americans were “deeply disappointed with their political system” and “lived in democracy.” Some people aren’t even sure. ” The study shows that this also applies to many European countries.
Graham Allison, a professor at Harvard University and an American political scientist who spread the term “Thucydides Trap,” wrote in a foreign policy article, “The unipolarity is over, the place where other countries are simply assigned. I have the illusion of occupying, “he said earlier. In an international order led by the United States ”
United States, the biggest obstructor of world peace after World War II (Part 3)
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