The speech of Donald Trump at the UN meant a lot to him. The US president turned to a world in which he was not loved and feared. But not as it was before, when American imperialism denounced the socialist countries and the leaders of the former colonies - now Europeans are scared by Trump about their voters. What did Trump talk about and understand his words?
Unlike his predecessor Barack Obama, who, a few weeks after his first appearance at the UN, received the Nobel Peace Prize, Donald Trump is threatened not by recognition of the so-called world community, but by obstruction.
In a few months of the presidency, Trump earned the image of an unpredictable and dangerous person. More precisely, he failed to dispel this image, which his opponents formulated during the presidential campaign. Trump was demonized by American globalists - but not American voters, but European leaders, were frightened as a result. For which Trump's desire to abandon the leading and guiding role of the United States in the Atlantic world meant the collapse of the entire customary world order and complete confusion of the coordinate system. Still: with whom to build relations in the US, if the president wants one, and the establishment - completely different?
During the eight months of Trump's presidency, they were partially brought to life - by swatting "Russian ties" on their hands and feet, blocked him from holding an independent foreign policy, the key element of which, according to his plan, was to become closer with Putin. Nevertheless, Trump tries to pursue his own foreign policy - focusing on China, from which he tries to make concessions through playing the "Korean card." The Middle East policy, the hinged element of which was to be the revision of the agreement with Iran, is still in the shadow of the Korean crisis. Nevertheless, there is no doubt that Trump acts in accordance with the plan, which he created for himself.
What is this plan? Strictly speaking, Trump spoke of him in his speech to the UN.
The US president has an idea of how the new world order should be - and he described it in his speech. This world order has nothing to do with globalization, that is, Trump remains true to himself.
"I was elected not to take power, but to give power to the American people, to whom it belongs. In foreign policy, we update these fundamental principles of sovereignty ... As the president of the United States, I will always put America first, as you, as leaders of your countries, will always and always put your countries first.
The world needs a coalition of strong independent countries that use their sovereignty to advance the world ... This is the basis for cooperation and success. A strong, independent nation allows us to develop a country with different values. Different cultures, different dreams. (Countries) do not just co-exist, but work side by side on the basis of mutual respect. "
This is not just words - this is Trump's principled position. He is an opponent of globalization, he wants to return to America America's practically lost national sovereignty. And it offers the same to the rest of the world - become strong, let's agree on a safe, prosperous world of sovereign states. The fact that he refers to the post-war experience of the United States, to the plan of Marshall and Truman, is not important. The main thing is that Trump kept stressing that "there is no substitute for strong independent states", "we (that is, sovereign countries - the VZGLYAD comment) must solve their own problems", "are we really patriots to defend sovereignty?", Denounced "An uncontrolled global bureaucracy."
And he adds that "we are guided by results, not ideology, our policy is based on the principles of realism." And in general - "in America we do not want anyone to follow our approach to life. We want to be an example, to which everyone equals. " With such a statement, however, the globalist Obama also appeared, and became an interventionist Bush Jr.. However, unlike them Trump really regards sovereignty as the highest value - and first of all for the US itself.
But why then they do not believe him?
Because, declaring his goals, Trump continues to follow the old American road. Namely - on the way of assigning certain countries outcasts and attempts to press the world community on joint work with the United States on their isolation and destruction.
Yes, Trump at the same time proceeds from the desire to make the US the strongest in the world, and not to build a global supranational empire. But for those who are pressed by his country, Washington's motivation does not matter.
Almost a third of Trump's speech was devoted to attacks and criticism of North Korea, Iran and Venezuela. She got both Syria and Cuba. Having said only a few words about the threat posed by "terrorists and extremists" and separately mentioning successes in the fight against Islamic terrorism, Trump went on to attack "robber regimes" that not only support terrorism but also "threaten other nations and their peoples the most destructive weapon known to mankind. "
The demonization of the DPRK and Iran has achieved remarkable heights in this speech, reminiscent of the best years of Bush Jr..
"The US has a lot of patience, the US is strong, but if we are forced to defend or defend our allies, we will have no choice but to completely destroy North Korea. A man-rocket (Kim Jong-un-a comment LOOK) performs a suicidal mission for himself and for his regime. "
"No nation on earth is interested in having this criminal regime armed with nuclear weapons and missiles," Trump said, thanking China and Russia for supporting the imposition of sanctions against Pyongyang. This was the only mention of our country in his speech - however, there were two more indirect ones. In one of them, Trump once again set Moscow and Beijing near where he said that "we must defend the interests of our countries and defend ourselves against threats to the sovereignty of our countries from Ukraine to the South China Sea." And the second time, criticizing Venezuelan President Maduro, he said that the socialist experiment failed in any country in the world, including the USSR.
In addition to the DPRK, Trump was most severely affected by Iran - the "outcast country", "a corrupt dictatorship that exports violence", "destructive and subversive behavior." Trump called the deal of his country with Iran shameful - however, did not begin talking about its abolition.
The reason why Trump demonizes the DPRK and Iran is understandable. The Korean theme is used by him to pressure China, and attacks on Iran are needed to restore the US position in the Arab world. Trump wants to preserve American leadership in the world on new principles. Not as an advanced detachment of globalization, with the help of a military baton, Hollywood and the dollar, which drives mankind into the "golden age" of a single future, but as the most powerful power that protects the interests of other sovereign powers against their regional opponents or competitors-against Iran, China, and Russia.
Trump combines an idealist and a realist, an isolationist and a supporter of a "strong baton." He wants to make a large-scale foreign policy maneuver with minimal situational losses and maximum strategic benefits for the United States. This maneuver - the transition from the hegemonic power to the strongest national state in the world - is strategically in the interests of Russia.
Trump, in fact, speaks of the same "balance of power and interests", a new edition of the Westphalian system (or the Vienna Congress of 1815), which also includes Vladimir Putin, when he states the death of the "unipolar world".
But the coincidence, the similarity of the picture of the desired future does not mean that the two presidents will simply agree on a "road map". The inertia of the US movement as an "icebreaker of globalization" is so great that it is unclear whether even the "freed Trump" will have enough time and power to turn the helm.
Until when the ship flies on the iceberg.