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Martin Zeis, 26.10.2016
With „Washington’s Struggle: Remaining Relevant“ Frederico Pieraccini, independent freelance writer specialized in international affairs, conflicts, politics and strategies, published another article about the multifarous geopolitical shift we are witnessing.
He belonges to a networking group of investigative journalists/bloggers and historians, keeping pace with the times – like for example Michel Chossudovsky, Pepe Escobar, Alexander Mercouris, F. William Engdahl, Dmitry Orlov, A. Reavsky (alias The Saker), Thierry Meyssan et. al. . Them all are blinded out in the German Mass Media and largely in left-liberal publications like Le Monde Diplomatique and – surprisingly – are widely shunned by European altermondialist movements/organizations.
Below an excerpt of „Washingtons Struggle …“ and a list of recently written articles by Pieraccini enlarging upon additional geopolitical aspects.
25.10.2016 – Online Journal – STRATEGIC CULTURE FOUNDATION
Washington’s Struggle: Remaining Relevant
By Frederico Pieraccini *
The most important event of the past 70 years is the change in the international order, from a US unipolar domination to a new multipolar reality. The funda-mental question lies in understanding how this transition is taking place, its consequences and root causes
The transition in the international order, from a pre-WWI multipolar world to a post-WWII bipolar world, cost humanity a world war involving millions of deaths. The next stage, distinct from the conflicts between the USSR and the US, ended with the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, but without the tragedy of direct confrontation. This funda-mental historical difference has its own intrinsic logic governing the relationship of forces between powers. The USSR was a country in decline, unable to continue its role on the international stage as the premier anti-hegemonic power.
The transition from a bipolar to a unipolar reality could have had nuclear con-sequences, but an agreement between the powers avoided this danger. The upshot was an unconditional surrender of the USSR, with catastrophic consequences in economic and cultural terms for the superpower to come to terms with, but at least without the explosion of a large-scale conflict.
With the end of the bipolar model, however, began what some historians declared to be the «end of history»: the transition from a multipolar world, to a bipolar world, to end in a unipolar world. From the point of view of Washington, the story ended with only one global power remaining, thereby granting the United States the power to decide matters for the whole world.
The scenario in which we live today, in terms of international law and the balance of forces, is almost unprecedented in history if looked at in the present context. It is true that the current transition from a unipolar to a multipolar reality is something similar to what has been seen in previous decades, with the transition from British hegemony in the late-nineteenth century to a multipolar situation in the period preceding the two world wars. Nevertheless, resorting to this historical analogy is difficult, given the relative absence of international rules compared to a century ago. Therefore it is difficult to use the earlier transition period to make assumptions about future trends.
The causes of change
The attitude of the US over the last 25 years has been focused completely on the achievement of global hegemony. The dream of having control over every event, in every corner of the world, has ironically led to accelerating the end of America’s unipolar moment. Of course the deep meaning of the word „control“ can be expanded upon, examining the merits of the cultural, economic and military impositions that result from a constant quest for global domination.
The US has chosen an impassable road that is full of contradictions to justify their rise as a global power. In two decades we have witnessed the dismantling of all the key principles of the balance of power between Russia and the United States, necessitating the change in international relations from unipolar to multipolar.
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* Frederico PIERACCINI – Native of Florence, Italy, he frequently writes for L’Antidiplomatico and L’Opinione Pubblica and maintains a popular blog (in Italian), called Fractions of Reality, which seeks to present interesting information about Russia and Ukraine not widely available in the mainstream Italian media. He lives in Milan. Contact Federico at: Federico (dot) Pieraccini (at) gmail (dot) com
Nuclear War Is Not on the Table – Because It Makes No Sense
By Federico Pieraccini, 08.06.2016
Multipolar World Order: Economics Vs. Politics
By Frederico Pieraccini, 22.08.2016
Washington’s Failure In Syria Is Not About Strategy
By Fredrico Pieraccini, 11.09.2016
Why American Military Doctrine Is Doomed for Fail
By Federico Pieraccini, 02.10.2016