During the Cold War, the United States would be seen in every Indian Ocean littoral country competing with the Soviet Union and China for influence. Today, the competition exists but often without an American team.
The RIC dialogue mechanism is supposed to be an indispensable element of multilateral net diplomacy that can provide gravitas to the processes leading toward establishment of a fair world order.
By not meeting Putin in Buenos Aires, another essential opportunity to restore bilateral US-Russia relations is being scotched.
What America needs to do is regenerate through a reinvented social economic order, one that is driven by democratic development and not the capitalist private profit of an elite few.
Russia and India have an almost 60-year history of military cooperation that ensures that Moscow will be an indispensable supplier of defense equipment and weaponry for the foreseeable future.
Kazakhstan’s president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, proposed to create an Asian organization for security and cooperation.
US infrastructure is rotting; and, while every recent US President has promised to reverse that decline, none has done anything significant to repair this nation’s rotting infrastructure — it has always been just talk...
The conflict in Afghanistan has lasted too long. The US has tried and failed. It’s time for it to leave and let others solve this urgent international problem.