China The Ultimate Winner Of US And Allies Global Warmongering – OpEd


The recent vote in the United Nations General Assembly and the global demand for an urgent halt to the violence in Gaza have exposed the failure of the United States and its allies to impose their will on the world. Israel cannot violate the rights of the Palestinians and expect to enjoy security, nor can Ukraine disregard Russia’s legitimate interests and avoid consequences. The West cannot initiate a conflict and expect the world to follow its lead as Russia has not become isolated, and the Palestinians have never been forsaken. In this context, China has emerged as a respected superpower in many regions of the world; a superpower that respects the diversity of civilizations and models, rather than claiming supremacy over them, and a superpower that was born out of peace, not war.

By advancing into Russia’s backyard, the United States forced Moscow to react and victimized Ukraine in the process. The first phase of planning went well and Washington was able to analyze Russia’s military power and put it under economic pressure. The second phase, however, did not go according to US’s plan. Large parts of the world, led by China, did not join the West’s maximum pressure campaign against Russia, and even India, an ally of the West, and Turkey, a member of NATO, refused to cut ties with Russia.

Miles away and this time in the Middle East, for decades, the United States and Israel pursued a strategy of gradual de-escalation with the Arab world, while undermining the legitimacy of Palestinian claims and weakening Palestinian organizations. However, their plans were disrupted by the Hamas operation against Israel, dubbed “Operation Al-Aqsa Storm”, which sparked a wave of solidarity for Palestine across the Islamic world and the “Global South”. The operation exposed Israel’s apartheid policies and brought the Palestinian cause back to the forefront. The speech of the President of Colombia and his use of the term “Auschwitz” about Gaza was perhaps the most telling expression of this new global reality that the world will no longer accept one-sided narratives and the West will no longer be able to impose its priorities on the world.

Even within the West, groups and parties such as the French Left Party question the one-sided narrative about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. More interestingly, Josep Burrell, the European Union’s foreign policy official, also does not believe in the myth of oppressed Israel. Regarding the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, the world never accepted the one-sided narrative of an aggressor Russia, and a defenseless Ukraine and demanded attention to Russia’s security concerns.

Therefore, this time, unlike the previous rounds, these wars have not led to the increase of the power of the United States and the weakening of the competitors. Rather, they have increased global awareness of the dangerous consequences of the unilateralism and warmongering of the Western world led by the United States. The world has come to realize that it faces a hegemonic power that rose from the ashes of two world wars and that whenever it feels threatened, it tries to dominate the world by exploiting its military advantages.

The United States and China are two superpowers with very different origins. The United States emerged as a global leader after winning several wars, while China rose peacefully in the post-Cold War era. This contrast explains why the United States is more prone to use military force, which may harm China’s interests in the short term. However, in the long run, China’s peaceful and cooperative approach will attract more support from the world, especially from developing countries. The formation and expansion of the “BRICS” bloc, led by China, and the growing alignment of the global South with China’s vision, are clear examples of this trend.

The United States will not be able to separate Russia and Europe from each other, and Ukraine will not be able to defeat Russia. Israel will not be able to destroy the Palestinian resistance, and in the best case, it will destroy the military structure of the resistance groups for a while (by causing many casualties). What is institutionalized in the thinking and mentality of a wide range of world politicians is the right of the Palestinian nation to have an independent state. Israel should know that Palestine will never be alone with or without Hamas, and there will be individuals and governments from within the West that will defend its rights against Israel. Therefore, neither the United States nor its partners will gain long-term benefits from this war.

The final winner of this war is China, the superpower that, along with other parts of the world, is watching the dangerous consequences of the hegemony of the United States for the world, and a superpower that has big plans for the world. In fact, China today is no longer seeking to hide its capabilities but to exploit them in order to shape a world where war benefits no one. Today, the image of the West and US is more distorted than ever and their soft power has hit an all-time low. On the other hand, Beijing has become a popular actor in many countries from Africa to the Middle East and Central Asia, an actor who, unlike the United States, prefers cooperation to confrontation and peace to war.

Timothy Hopper

Timothy Hopper is an international relations graduate of American University.

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