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The National Interest: Trump will have to confront the American elite

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The foreign policy initiatives of the Trump administration will surely come across tough resistance from the American elite, convinced that the United States should remain "the only center of power in the modern world."




“Therefore, the new head of the White House and the future US Secretary of State will first of all have to“ come together in a fight ”with their own diplomats and advisers,” writes The National Interest.

The authors of the article believe that the role of the “world gendarme” tired the Americans and exhausted the country itself. “Representatives of the new administration are well aware of this, but the“ voices of the people ”will not be enough to change the balance in favor of domestic policy. The political establishment, including experienced career diplomats, will be against the new prioritization, ”the article says.

Representatives of the political elite of America are sincerely convinced that it is impossible to sit still, you must always do at least something. However, “such a craving for action often entails disastrous consequences,” the authors note.

“America’s desire to solve problems everywhere, no matter where they arise, is inspiring, and sometimes US intervention even changes the situation for the better. However, lately, the excess activity of Washington is increasingly having disastrous consequences. First of all, it concerns the Middle East, ”the magazine writes.

Such "hyperactivity," according to analysts, is based on the belief that "the United States is strong enough to find monsters everywhere and defeat them." Nevertheless, the experience of campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq has shown that the potential of Americans in this sense is very limited.

In addition, US citizens "ingenuously believe that their perception of the world is the most correct," the authors note.

“We are trying to do at least something, because it seems to us that we understand this world, although by and large this is not the case,” the article says. “America should not give lectures on human rights to the Egyptian leadership or ask Israel to recognize Palestine.”

Claims against Russia are also evidence of a "naive worldview peculiar to Washington."

The myth of an exclusive, irreplaceable nation, “along with the American leadership installation,” also “forces the US to increase its presence even in the most remote corners of the planet and offer its services in places where no one would seem to have asked for help,” says .

However, “the gradual removal of Washington from the peace settlement in Syria, the loss of influence in the Middle East and Asia indicate that the demand for American leadership is falling,” concludes the publication.
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  1. The black
    The black 13 January 2017 10: 14
    +6
    In our media, Trump is paying too much attention ....
    1. bouncyhunter
      bouncyhunter 13 January 2017 10: 19
      +11
      “America’s desire to solve problems everywhere, no matter where they arise, is inspiring, and sometimes US intervention even changes the situation for the better. However, lately, the excess activity of Washington is increasingly having disastrous consequences. First of all, it concerns the Middle East, ”the magazine writes.

      For the first time I read sound thoughts, not Russophobic hysteria in NI. Somehow not familiar ... recourse
      1. Voyager
        Voyager 13 January 2017 13: 38
        0
        Russophobic hysteria and NI are not compatible in my opinion.
      2. irbis0373
        irbis0373 13 January 2017 14: 17
        +2
        Well, yes, America strives to stick its nose everywhere around the world. But I just don't remember that at least somewhere "the US intervention even changes the situation for the better." Somehow I don’t remember such cases.
  2. pts-m
    pts-m 13 January 2017 10: 15
    +2
    Well, as Trump wanted. After all, life is a struggle for existence. As the people say ... they’re afraid of their eyes, but they’re doing their hands ... I have not forgotten how to sign circulars, so I’ve taken the flag in my hands and fight against internal extremism. Good luck Trump. !!!
    1. irbis0373
      irbis0373 13 January 2017 14: 20
      0
      I think that Trump had a very good idea of ​​what he was going on and with whom he would have to fight inside his country.
  3. Knizhnik
    Knizhnik 13 January 2017 10: 36
    0
    Naturally, politicians who have made a career in Russophobia are afraid to stay out of work.
    1. cap
      cap 13 January 2017 10: 40
      0
      Quote: Knizhnik
      Naturally, politicians who have made a career in Russophobia are afraid to stay out of work.


      It’s hard to lose what you have put your whole life in. It will not be easy for D. Trump. However, we will wait and see.
    2. Polite Moose
      Polite Moose 13 January 2017 11: 05
      0
      Quote: Knizhnik
      Naturally, politicians who have made a career in Russophobia are afraid to stay out of work.

      I really hope that these politicians will be TRAMPED soon.
    3. Kent0001
      Kent0001 13 January 2017 13: 22
      0
      You are wrong, such politicians will always be needed in the USA.
  4. jovanni
    jovanni 13 January 2017 10: 38
    0
    NI: Trump will have to defend his foreign policy initiatives in a fight with the internal elite

    Well, it's hard for everyone, just everyone defends them in his own way. There Comrade Eun with a machine gun ...
  5. Bort radist
    Bort radist 13 January 2017 11: 02
    +1
    When, however, our "elite" will be tackled for real, without conditional terms and with confiscation. Americans are beginning to understand that the internal enemy is the most terrible and insidious. You have to catch up.
  6. Altona
    Altona 13 January 2017 11: 05
    0
    It is high time for the American elite to recover from severe forms of neurosis. Constant tantrums, obsessive states, withdrawal, all kinds of phobias. As a layman, I can only state the redundancy and inadequacy of the reactions of the American elite. I would like to ask the rest of the doctors.
  7. mig29mks
    mig29mks 13 January 2017 11: 27
    0
    The elusive Joe, because no one catches him!
  8. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 13 January 2017 11: 28
    0
    lately, Washington’s excess activity has increasingly disastrous consequences

    Read it - sane people wrote. But understanding this, the United States still crawl into all the holes and cracks, observing the principle, "and tomorrow at least the grass will not grow." Leopard change his spots.
  9. prior
    prior 13 January 2017 11: 37
    0
    In a neighboring country, I remember another oligarch, also had high hopes.
    As if relying on Trump did not come a complete "Trump"!
  10. Gerard Roussillon
    Gerard Roussillon 13 January 2017 12: 08
    0
    .... the new head of the White House and the future US Secretary of State will first of all have to "come to grips" with their own diplomats and advisers, "writes The National Interest.

    He simply exchanges them for his people - and that’s it. Advisor to the president after dismissal, immediately ceases to be an adviser and in general, no matter what
  11. Lelek
    Lelek 13 January 2017 12: 53
    0
    (Claims against Russia are also evidence of a “naive worldview peculiar to Washington.”)

    Somehow very mildly - "naive perception of the world." I would call it criminal unprofessionalism and general lies of the State Department and the special services. That's where the "dog rummaged". The "duck" about the Russian hacking of Trump's assets was trumpeted to the whole world, and the result? As a result, it turned out - a fake of a certain Christopher Steele, who went underground and is hiding from both Trump's people and correspondents. This is not naivety, but malicious intent.
  12. Fiber forehead
    Fiber forehead 13 January 2017 16: 13
    0
    I envy the Americans, they have someone to hope for. Hopes that someone will curb our Chubais are not great. Can we with the Americans wave the presidents?