Washington’s decades-long obsessive hostility toward Iran has produced toxic results. It’s apparent that the European allies increasingly chafe at that policy and want a change. Until now, the close U.S. ties with Saudi Arabia inhibited any chance of a meaningful policy change, despite European wishes for a more balanced stance toward Iran.
U.S. threats do have the potential to create the space for additional human rights violations, in particular when it comes to institutions that are dependent upon the same corruption to thrive.
Both Trump and the EU are turning on China for very similar reasons but with different timescales ahead of them.
Washington’s tyranny is creating a portal to a new global geopolitical realignment, one which will see the final demise of U.S. imperial power.