Europe outright rejected US President Donald Trump's vision of the world this week. Tensions between these historic democratic allies that have been simmering since Trump came to office three years ago have now come to a boil during the coronavirus pandemic.
Covid-19 has shocked the world by the speed of its spread, but it is also accelerating another global change in the balance of power -- and not in America's favor.
Thank you Mr Trump for Making America Great Again!
I'm sure Putin and China also appreciate your leadership skills.
I can't wait to see where we're at in 4 years.
We are witnessing a shift in world power towards China.
Russia is a regional power which will for the short term only have some limited leverage over the rest of Europe because of fossil fuels. Europe is moving away (gradually) from fossil fuels, so Russian influence has a limited life span, at which point Russian influence with fade. Putin is living in a fantasy world, wishing the rise of Russia as the new USSR. Not going to happen.
The USA will likely continue to have "the most powerful military in the world", but continue to be bogged down in idiotic conflicts in the ME, while China gains more and more economic influence over the Pacific Rim, Africa and South/Central America. The USA is handing world leadership to China.
Trump did not start this
but he has all but made it irreversible.