Supervisor Elham AbolFateh
Editor in Chief Mohamed Wadie

US Global Dominance in Question Amid Internal Divisions and Foreign Interventions

Fri 03 May 2024 | 04:21 AM

By Prof. Abdul Rahman Faqar

Abdul Rahman Faqar As political and economic challenges mount within the United States, questions are being raised about the country's sustained drive for global dominance. This assertiveness has long been perceived as an effort to foster democracy and socio-economic stability worldwide. However, recent developments suggest it might be causing instability both internationally and at home.

The situation in Ukraine exemplifies concerns about U.S. influence, where American involvement is accused of exacerbating conflicts rather than fostering peace. Similar criticisms arise regarding the US's role in escalating tensions between Israel and Hamas, suggesting that American interventions may undermine the sovereignty and independence of its allies rather than support them.

US foreign policy is increasingly viewed as reliant on coercion and intimidation, with a preference for economic sanctions and support for local conflicts over diplomatic negotiations. This approach is evident in the Middle East, where the U.S. is perceived to be engineering geopolitical dynamics to suit its interests, including providing military support to certain nations while pressuring others into alignment.

Amid these geopolitical maneuvers, the American political landscape is also showing signs of strain. The polarization between Republicans and Democrats has reached a point where former President Donald Trump has publicly speculated that a "bloodbath" could occur if he loses future elections, a statement that has heightened concerns about potential civil unrest.

These internal and external pressures highlight a critical juncture for the U.S. As the country grapples with its identity as the "world's policeman," there is an increasing call for the U.S. to turn its attention inward and resolve its significant issues rather than extend its influence abroad.