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President Trump’s fight with the coronavirus could keep him out of action for weeks, raising concerns that anti-US elements such as Iran or China could be overwhelmed by the prospect of a vacuum in American leadership.
At any time in the U.S. There are countries that test the concept. In Iraq, U.S. The supply convoy is attacked almost daily by the Iranian-backed military. For North Korea, saber-rattling and missile tests are common. China, meanwhile, has ignored Washington’s call for an end to the mass detention and torture of minority Uighur Muslims in the country’s northwest.
The fear is that while the administration is busy focusing on the president’s health, epidemics, rough-and-tumble presidential campaigns, and a flat economy, opponents may use the moment to advance their own agenda.
“We should not rule out the possibility that China will increase pressure on Taiwan or Russia,” he said [will] Try to take advantage in Eastern Europe, ‘tweeted Nicholas Burns, a former senior state official and former vice president Joe Biden’s campaign foreign policy adviser. Burns said the U.S. is both an indication that we are watching and fully capable. “
It has been a challenging four years for any foreign leader to try to keep the Eurasian Uranus foreign policy as best described as possible. Trump has often turned a blind eye to his aides and advisers, tweeting mostly new policies without their knowledge. Phone calls between Trump and other world leaders could quickly change the calculation of foreign policy.
Zbigniew Brzezinski, chairman of Global Security and Geostrati and a Middle East expert at the John Alterman Center for Strategic and International Studies, said he did not believe bad actors would exploit the situation. He said that paradoxically, Trump’s illness makes US foreign policy more consistent.
He said the U.S. The main driver of unpredictability in foreign policy is the President. “And when you get the president out of the equation, in many ways it’s more predictable how the U.S. will behave. It’s easier to expect what the red lines are.”
Litterman said it is important that this is happening towards the end of the presidency when administration officials know their jobs, their colleagues and processes.
“It simply came to our notice then – In many ways, the U.S. Most of the government – Instead, the bird will be able to do their job without the president’s outburst, ”he said.
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