Did the Americans play their game on the world stage?

Against the background of the American elections, the issue of the US political role in the world is by no means idle. Some Russian experts believe that the "hegemon" is retreating: the US global role will continue to decline. The reason for the decline is not inside the US, but outside: new major players have entered the arena, and Washington will have to make room.

Recall, on the eve of the election, the candidate Hillary Clinton was lucky: the FBI director James Komi, who, as some analysts suspected, deliberately started urgent investigation before the vote, said the presidential candidate from the Democratic Party will not be charged because of the scandal with the e-mail.

The FBI examined thousands of Madame Clinton emails stored on her assistant's husband's laptop. Earlier it was reported that officials found 650.000 service letters on Anthony Weiner's laptop. "Perusal" was conducted from Sunday before last with the help of a special program.

As a result, the "feds" did not change the decision taken, taken as early as July 2016: there is no crime in the actions of the former US Secretary of State.

“Based on our study (letters), we did not change our conclusion regarding (ex) Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, which was made in July,” he quotes RIA News" letter to Mr. Komi Congress.

According to Komi, investigators worked “24 hours a day” to study the newly discovered letters. All letters relating to Clinton were verified, Komi assures.

Thus, we add, Madame Clinton not only got out of the water dry, but also miraculously whitewashed, cleared of the dirt of the “postal scandal”. Analysts, who previously accused Mr. Komi of sympathizing with the Republican candidate, are now scratching turnips. And Hillary has every chance to win the election.

Especially since her rival Trump plunged into another scandal. Yes, even one in which his party members were forced to yield to their opponents. And not just party members, but advisors to the candidate!

These same advisers removed Donald Trump from his own microblog on Twitter, reports "Lenta.ru" with reference to The Hill.

This was done because the candidate systematically used microblogging to denigrate political opponents, and at the same time provided the voters with an “unfiltered look”. And this look diverged in wide circulation: Trump's microblog has more than thirteen million subscribers!

The scandal began with a newspaper: earlier, on October 25, The New York Times published a list of people and places (total 281 position) that Trump insulted on Twitter. Trump drove through individual members of the Republican Party, the Democratic Party, the media and even some countries. He called China a “terrible state,” Obama called it “weak and inefficient,” and The Wall Street Journal considered it “tabloid-like.” Hillary Clinton has a special place on the list: Mr. Trump devoted over three hundred angry notes to her.

If, we add, to track some polls, it becomes clear: the billionaire Trump is less likely to get into the White House than Hillary. Especially after Hillary was whitewashed by the FBI. However, the point is not that. Whoever of the two is in the White House, he will first have to solve the problems that have accumulated lately, which Mr. Obama, that is, the “lame duck”, prudently shifted to his “changer”.

Both Hillary and Donald would have to give real, rather than verbal, answers to a number of well-known questions.

It is easy to list the urgent problems to any person familiar with the geopolitical situation.

1. Syria. What to do with the Syrian problem, how to solve it after winning the election? Both Trump and Clinton have repeatedly stated that they intend to change American policy in the Middle East. Clinton talked about the creation of a no-fly zone over Syria, to which, however, other large American generals objected. Trump offered to establish cooperation with the Russians and jointly oppose IG (prohibited in the Russian Federation). His ideas came up against the resistance of the hawks, who did not consider that it was worth “building” something with the Russians. In short, the prospects for the United States in Syria are very vague: not all issues can be resolved by the president without Congress. It should be noted and the opinion of the people: ordinary Americans have long been tired of endless wars that unleashes their government. Now Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, now circling around Syria ...

2. Russia. To torment Russia with further sanctions, or to try to make an agreement with it? Trump is prone to compromise, although on this issue his position is very evasive. From Hillary, who sees Moscow’s hand in hacker actions against the US Democratic Party, the attitude towards the Kremlin is much tougher. It is unlikely that it will start a “reset of 2.0”, and hardly Russian-speaking comrade McFaul will fly to Moscow again.

3. Ukraine. There is likely to continue the “evil tradition” of Barack Obama: the endless mention in the speeches of the “Minsk agreements”.

4. Tension in the world caused by the new cold war. This is a separate question to which the updated White House will have to give a more or less clear answer, since Obama declined to answer as best he could. According to Obama, there is no cold war, but there are sanctions. Clinton or Trump will have to either confirm this thesis or refute it. Bypassing him with silence or excuses for 4 of the year of government will not succeed.

5. And the main geopolitical issue: the place of the USA in the world, the role of Washington on the planet.

On this account there are opinions of Russian experts.

Director of the Franklin Roosevelt Foundation for the Study of the USA, Moscow State University Yuri Rogulev told the publication Utro.ru about the likely reduction of the US global role in the future.

According to the expert, “The United States is trying not to rule the world, but to“ exercise world leadership or domination. ” The latter is based primarily on two factors: the economy and power impact. Economic dominance is expressed through transnational corporations and banks, as well as through the reserve currency, the dollar (payments for oil and gas are carried out in dollars, reminds Rogulev).

The military lever of influence is as follows. Most of the US Army is located abroad (around 800 bases in 100 countries).

Separately, an expert noted propaganda: the American media "dominate the world press." That is an additional factor. In total, there are three factors: information, military and economic.

In the future, the expert is sure, the US role in the world will decline: “Yes, America’s role will decline. It decreases constantly. This happens very slowly, but this process is inevitable. Not because the Americans are so bad, or they are getting weaker, or they can no longer do anything. Just because other countries are growing, other economies are growing. We see the development of the so-called "centers of power". We are seeing the development of China’s economy, which is almost equal, and in some respects it is superior to the American economy. We see the development of the Indian economy: the country is developing very rapidly. We see the development of Brazil. And to a lesser extent, we see the development of Russia. Russia is simply inferior to these countries in terms of its population. ”

And this number of states will constitute more and more competition to the United States, Rogulev believes. Even Europe, if it starts to “Euro-Atlantic ties”, will also be able to compete with the United States.

Bottom line: Washington will increasingly globally dominate.

The question is, add what response to this global challenge will give the new US president. Hillary Clinton is quite belligerent, which suggests the idea of ​​maintaining the global role of America with her. Mr. Trump insists on the revival of the great America, which in some way brings him closer to the controversial figure of Mikhail Gorbachev, in which the USSR spoke of "revival" (they continued to speak under Yeltsin). Trump intends to weaken the US external military presence in the world and is even ready to demand more money from NATO members, saying that the United States will not ensure the safety of those whose wallet is empty.

It turns out that Trump approaches issues like a businessman, a merchant who measures actions with benefits (even for the homeland), and Clinton - like an old and experienced politician who will not break the usual behavior of the American establishment on the world stage or stereotypes. The cold war is what it needs, it is from the old politics. Therefore, one thing is clear now: if they choose it, relations with Russia are hardly warmer. Madame Clinton will behave like a new hegemon, whatever the experts may say.

It is not for this that it rushes into power in order to proclaim America’s “retreat”.
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  1. +5
    8 November 2016 06: 30
    The most interesting thing will begin after the announcement of the results! If Trump or Clinton are not satisfied with the election results, can’t agree to an amicable situation behind the scenes, then really all US foreign policy will go by the wayside because of the political crisis that has arisen in the country! It will be interesting to watch this .. True, I think that the tycoons from Wall Street will not allow to bring passion to the maximum boiling point ... It remains a little!
    1. +6
      8 November 2016 07: 23
      06.30. Zyablitsov! I doubt it, I doubt it. All these elections are a dump of a couple of discontent. A wonderful thing to prevent public discontent. In the election of Obama, he seems to have also been betting on as a more peaceful candidate, and even a black man. And after the election, he certainly led exclusively peaceful politics. Nonsense all their elections. There is a choice between bad and worse. I think the favorite has long been appointed. Everything else is the release of a couple of discontent and the illusion of hope. In a democratic country, democratic presidents seem to be democratically fired. And in case of chance, a bullet for chance is always ready. I'm afraid that the goals of Clinton and Trump are identical, the difference in the ways to achieve them. One offers to hang, the other to shoot. In an era of tolerance in the world, it is time to become the president of America to a woman. I don’t know if she will rule or die, or they will shoot her. But it hurt already in time she put forward her candidacy. And we cheer for this show worse than in the presidential elections in Russia.
      1. +3
        8 November 2016 08: 34
        The problem is that "show must go it". In any case, we need to think about how to live with these assholes further. It shouldn't come to war, but there is no longer any strength to endure. It is necessary to put pressure on the information field, on the diplomatic one, but, so far, this is not happening.
      2. +2
        8 November 2016 08: 59
        34 region - I agree with you - I had in mind something else - namely, that the clan and Co., supporting Clinton, in the event of its defeat, is ready to start a torment and whether Trump and his company will do the same! Even if the President has already been appointed! That's what will be interesting - there has never been such a show in America! hi
      3. +3
        8 November 2016 11: 40
        Quote: Region 34
        Clinton and Trump's goals are identical, the difference is in how they are achieved.

        You are 100% right.

        But the difference is also in the time that Russia has left to prepare for a hot war - Trump will give us a little, but more time to prepare!

        Almost now, the situation has developed, as before the 2nd World War - we have enough time or not to prepare and search for allies (at least temporary) against the mattresses and they sang along!
    2. +1
      8 November 2016 10: 24
      Quote: Finches
      If Trump or Clinton are not satisfied with the election results, can’t agree to an amicable backstage, then really all foreign policy in the United States will go by the wayside because of the political crisis that has arisen in the country!

      There will be no crisis. And the old woman in the white house is really terrible.
      1. +1
        8 November 2016 10: 33
        It won’t, it won’t! God be with her, with America, to be honest ... although I can expect, and I would like for Trump to not give up immediately if electors ride him ...!
    3. +2
      8 November 2016 13: 07
      Quote: Finches
      If Trump or Clinton are not satisfied with the election results, they will not be able to agree amicably in the backstage

      Here, after all, the confrontation of groups that own certain resources, and not individuals
      1. +1
        8 November 2016 13: 49
        This is exactly what I had in mind! Clash of Clans! hi
  2. +3
    8 November 2016 06: 39
    America! Step aside, have a smoke ... No, they won’t leave, they will cling and provoke. Washington’s power has completely crushed ..
    1. 0
      8 November 2016 11: 44
      Quote: 210ox
      Washington crushed power completely ..

      And well, that chopped!

      And then for a long time already half of the planet would run in the OZK and in gas masks!

      And as a wish: get smaller, get smaller, get smaller, our mattress-striped partners!
  3. +2
    8 November 2016 06: 43
    Well, yes, as before, long live the socialist revolution, now in America, cheers comrades ...
  4. +2
    8 November 2016 07: 07
    I don’t think that even with Trump’s victory, something will change much in the attitude towards Russia. Accusations of aggressive behavior will in any case fall on Russia. US elections are much more important for the Kiev regime. This is where the real leader of Ukraine is determined! There is something to worry about hohloop "ukroevropeytsam".
  5. +5
    8 November 2016 07: 15
    What Hillary, what Trump - horseradish radish is not sweeter. But removing the merit from the world stage is simply a historical necessity. It’s time to move them closer to the bench, and better to the court. angry
    1. +5
      8 November 2016 08: 11
      Vaughn president of the Philippines rebelled! And what are the states? Is it released from their influence? They won’t refuse anything voluntarily. They will resist, agonize, they will kill many more. They will always try to expand. Their dying convulsions will bring much harm. Such a huge evil monster cannot die instantly and calmly.
      1. +2
        8 November 2016 09: 30
        Quote: Reptiloid
        . Such a huge evil monster cannot die instantly and calmly.

        Who would have thought that this could happen to the USSR back in some 85th year, right? But it happened!
        And as they say correctly, if history teaches something, then it teaches that it does not teach anything. And it’s natural for people to think that this can happen to anyone but not to themselves.
        So ...

        One person said: "Do you know what happens to the big bubbles? They just burst into small droplets .." And that's it. Fast and quiet. But if you look back, this is exactly what is happening with the superpowers.
      2. +1
        8 November 2016 13: 38
        If the United States is bent, the "Monster" will still not die. For a long time he has been partially "re-rolling". Assets. To China, much more. And perhaps .. to Moscow. (and Moscow is not Russia, just as Colbert is not France).
  6. 0
    8 November 2016 07: 27
    Quote: Volka
    Well, yes, as before, long live the socialist revolution, now in America, cheers comrades ...

    The most important thing in this gesheft, as saying "God's chosen" comrades, is not to let go of yours .... The US comes blue (in a good sense of the word), the northern animal, not today, not now, BUT ... here it is, on the horizon. ..And a snide question from the spot: how is it written in a clever book, what measure they measure, give this one ...
    1. +1
      8 November 2016 22: 47
      You know how in that saying, while a fat man dries, a thin man dies, hope for more ...
  7. +1
    8 November 2016 07: 33
    Oleg, it’s too early to rest on our laurels yet a strong state, but they kill their potential with their own hands, splitting their forces on a bunch of wars and a lot of terrorist organizations. The United States came close to the civil war within the country, and only total control does not allow the United States to fall apart.
    1. AUL
      8 November 2016 20: 00
      The United States came close to the civil war within the country, and only total control does not allow the United States to fall apart.

      belay Are you serious? Maybe tell us how you determined this situation? Did you see a dream, or did a gypsy guess? wassat
  8. 0
    8 November 2016 08: 34
    horseradish radish is not sweeter
  9. +7
    8 November 2016 09: 09
    Came to mind another criterion for state independence: presence / absence of occupation bases in the territory.

    It turns out that the DPRK is an independent state, while Japan and Germany do not. Accordingly, it is indecent to talk with equal samurai or with burghers. laughing
    1. 0
      8 November 2016 15: 52
      Quote: Gormengast
      It turns out that the DPRK is an independent state, while Japan and Germany do not.

      And what, perhaps another understanding?
      1. 0
        8 November 2016 21: 52
        And what, perhaps another understanding?

        Samurai consider it possible for themselves to raise the issue of concluding a peace treaty with Russia. This is an unprecedented matter - without the participation of the occupation authorities. laughing

        But the burghers generally imagined themselves to be the kings of Europe. Although in reality they are a politically insignificant entity that does not deserve the name of the state - until the American occupation bases are removed from their territory.
  10. +1
    8 November 2016 09: 42
    Yes, the little things are all .. I'm wondering, but will Charlie Hebdo be a special issue based on the American elections do ??? or well it ... health is more expensive ???
  11. +1
    8 November 2016 10: 16
    Questions should be posed as follows: "How will Mrs Hillary decide all this," because she will be the next president of the United States. There is one answer to all questions, and nothing will change. Moneybags and the military-industrial complex, which have relied on Hillary, will continue to pursue the "old policy" - increasing the "belt of instability" throughout the world and weakening and destroying the emerging "new" centers of world power. "Centers of instability", where military and civil conflicts flare up, are necessary for neocons in order, on the one hand, to trade weapons and other things there, to give money loans to the opposing sides in worthless green paper in exchange for political and economic preferences, that is, in exchange for their sovereignty, on the other hand, in order to economically and politically weaken all states, not allowing them to develop independently. The "emerging" new centers of world power grouped around countries such as Russia, China, Brazil, India, etc. should be weakened in the long term by political and economic sabotage, discrimination of their currencies, inflation in these countries, imposition of sanctions under various pretexts, etc. methods, again only so that they would not have formed a stable financial system of international settlements capable of undermining the hegemony of the dollar, the FRS and US-controlled international credit organizations. Here, in brief, is the whole plan for the next few years, as long as Mrs. Clintons is in power.
    1. 0
      8 November 2016 13: 09
      Quote: Monster_Fat
      How all this will be decided by Mrs. Hillary "for she will be the next President of the United States.

      Well, she still needs to live up to January 2017, before her inauguration, otherwise suddenly heart paralysis will happen, if she survives, then yes
    2. 0
      8 November 2016 15: 56
      All this is possible only if the USA is active, and all the rest are passive.
      If among the "others" there is at least one as active, the layout will be different.
  12. +1
    8 November 2016 11: 01
    Something in my opinion sorting out with the number of letters, what is it that there was a newsletter from stores through the service channel?
    Where so much?
    We will divide 650 thousand into 10 years, that is 3650 days — 178 letters a day will turn out!
    I was pierced with a dozen other letters, apparently, for extras and PR they added volume - figs whistle so big, well, well done by the FBI - they quickly looked at everything for state secrets.
  13. bad
    8 November 2016 11: 38
    I want to make a mistake, but it seems that the killari will be the prezik of the mattress .. it’s too obvious to rig the election .. but if the tramp does not agree and raises the bottom from the bottom, maybe something else will be interesting .. although he’ll just be laid over like a wolf and baited .. the director’s frame The FBI wants to fire, but in its place they will put a trained one ... what next? war ?? ..
    1. AUL
      8 November 2016 20: 07
      ..already obviously rig the election ..

      What, already juggling? It seems that, at the time of your comment (11.38), their elections have just begun, and you already have information about fraud! Tell me a secret, what service are you from?
  14. +1
    8 November 2016 12: 01
    How much can you discuss this topic already?
    After the election of the President of the United States, nothing will change radically in world politics. The US president is a figure very, very dependent on business, military, financiers. He does not solve anything. If the elites decide to change something, then there will be changes, but neither Trump, nor Hillary, nor any other can change anything in American foreign policy.
  15. 0
    8 November 2016 12: 58
    It's too early to write off the United States. They are still very influential (the same example is the elections, in our news, and here too, there are a lot of things about Clinton and Trump, although this is a foreign state). And their "departure" will be very painful for the whole world (the entire world economy is tied to them, and plus they will not leave peacefully, no matter how regrettable).
    1. 0
      8 November 2016 16: 00
      Quote: Uralets
      an example - the elections, we have the news ... a lot about Clinton and Trump, although this is a foreign country

      This state is imposing itself in models of democracy, freedom and ... what else is there.
      What about the facts? The head of the FBI withdrew the lawsuit against Hillary - gave slack.
      Obama fired the head of the FBI.
      Everything is like everywhere.
  16. 0
    8 November 2016 13: 09
    As in the saying ... they won, had fun, sobered up, crawled over, but grabbed their heads ...
  17. +1
    8 November 2016 13: 32
    The Americans played back during the "re-assets destruction" during the Great Depression. But ZAO "USA" rules, and will steer as long as it can afford to endlessly print green pieces of paper and "protect" these pieces of paper with a military mega-cudgel, which in turn is "done" on parts of the same pieces of paper (only de- in fact "secured", in contrast to others scattered in third countries).
  18. 0
    8 November 2016 13: 34
    The US and the dollar are Miracle Yudo and his fiery finger. Chop off heads, the buck will grow new ones. Cut off the buck - pipts Miracle Yuda :))
  19. +2
    8 November 2016 14: 54
    A few words about the US elections and the "Killary" candidate.

    Walkerville, MD - An FBI agent leaking Hillary letters was found dead Saturday morning. Suicide.
    FBI Agent Suspected in Hillary Email Leaks Found Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide

    1. 0
      8 November 2016 16: 02
      Thanks for the info.
  20. +3
    8 November 2016 15: 11
    Also about the elections of this very "Killary"

    1. 0
      8 November 2016 16: 03
      A plausible nightmare ...

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