A Russian website compares Biden and Trump and the impact of their policies on global governance

A report published by the Russian Valdai Club website drew a comparison between the policies of US President Joe Biden and his predecessor Donald Trump and their impact on global governance. That is: the process of controlling or supervising, monitoring and directing policies.

The report, prepared by Russian author Glen Dessen, says the world is closely watching the US presidential elections next November, as it will have a major impact on global governance.

The author points out that both Biden and Trump have different views on how to manage the global order, but they have a common goal, which is to reverse the trend of relative US decline in the world, and maintain America's position as the largest pole. To be preserved in form. In this.

The difference between their viewpoints will make a huge difference in the world

Dessen said the difference in approach between Biden and Trump will have a deep impact on global governance and will bring about a sea change in the world. While Biden wants to restore the “greatness” of the United States through systems of “ideological” alliances that divide the world into regional blocs, Trump wants to withdraw from global governance institutions, because they drain the United States' resources. and hinder practical policies. ,

The authors explain this difference by saying that Biden wants to maintain unipolarity with economic and military ideological factions, strengthen the loyalty of allies, and marginalize adversaries, while Trump takes a more realistic approach because his Believes that the alliance system is too expensive and limits freedom of diplomatic maneuver.

Unipolarity costs Washington dearly

The author criticized America's efforts to maintain its sole position at the top of the world, saying that unipolarity is a temporary phenomenon. Because it depends on the absence of competitors, and it will be very costly to Washington as it drains resources and encourages other countries to work collectively to balance global economic ties and counter-military operations. Prevents hegemony by diversifying and developing new regional institutions. For global governance.

The author pointed out that Trump wants to restore American greatness at the expense of alliances and institutions of hegemony. He believes that NATO is an “outdated” relic of the Cold War because Europeans should contribute more to their security. In his view, the United States needs to reduce its presence in the Middle East, and its allies must somehow pay for it in exchange for ensuring their own security.

Trump abandons economic deals; Such as: the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which reinforce US leadership, and instead choose to deny economic benefits to allies. Although Trump does not reject American hegemony, he wants to make it sustainable by providing high returns on investment.

Trump's vision makes Russia an ally

Because he is less committed to the alliance system and unconstrained by ideological doctrine, Trump can take a more realistic approach toward other great powers. He can make political compromises with opponents, use friendly and diplomatic language when talking about Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping, and even make diplomatic trips to North Korea.

While Biden's division of the world into liberal democracies and authoritarian states makes Russia a rival, Trump's approach to the world makes Russia a potential ally.

Trump questions the entire post-Cold War security arrangement in Europe as a costly effort to support a Europe that is declining in importance as it turns Russia into an enemy and into the arms of China. Have pushed. Trump's ambiguous position on NATO prompted Congress to approve a bill that prevents presidents from deciding unilaterally whether the United States will withdraw from NATO.

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