Vicious circle, unbreakable?
Now that Biden’s inauguration is over and the greatest hype of msm cooling down, it is time to check the up-to-date positions/attitudes of great powers.
Biden’s speech was devoted for domestic and internal affairs. However, his earlier statements and present appointments tell more what is coming. This matter has been analyzed already in the blog of December 1, 2020 (US president election 2020).
The new Secretary of State, Mr. Antony Blinken has expressed his tough stance both to China and Russia, not to forget Victoria Nuland and her vulgar EU statement.
Some minutes after Joe Biden was being sworn in as 46th US president, China’s Foreign Ministry announced sanctions on 28 American anti-China politicians who have seriously violated China’s sovereignty and who have been mainly responsible for such US moves on China-related issues, like Mike Pompeo, Peter Navarro and John Bolton. According to Global Times, China sets “a bottom line” on bilateral ties.
Just two days before, China criticized publicly very hardly Pfizer’s vaccine and the way Western media has turned blind eye on the 28 fatal cases in Norway and other countries, due to Pfizer’s vaccine.
However, Beijing expressed hope that Biden would “look at China rationally and objectively” to repair “serious damage” in bilateral ties caused by the Trump presidency.
Trump’s devastating farewell sanctions on Nord Stream 2, other hardening sanctions in sight, Navalny’s “coincidental” return to Russia just before Biden’s inauguration are some examples characterizing the present relation. Biden has previously signaled that he intends to take a tough line against potential Russian aggression.
Moscow announced a hope for “more constructive” relationship between the US and Russia as Biden took office. Russia is seeking to extend the New START with the United States for a maximum stipulated five-year period. Antony Blinken has said that Biden may seek an extension of that Treaty but suggested he has not made a decision on the length of the extension.
The positions / attitudes of each parties are so negatively loaded that the escalation goes on. How far, remains to be seen.