Vince Dhimos answered a question at Quora.
Q: WHY IS THE CURRENT POLITICAL SITUATION IN THE WORLD?
Vince Dhimos, Editor-in-Chief at New Silk Strategies (2016-present)
The US is behind almost all wars and demonstrations or uprisings in the world.
Let’s start with demonstrations and uprisings:
In the Middle East, the turmoil and wars are due to the US’s desire to “defend” Israel, first and foremost, but also Saudi Arabia, for the reasons described here:
In the rest of the world, the motivation for US machinations is basically just to maintain the status of Exceptional Nation and dominate countries and their resources. The current conflicts with Russia and China are due to the fact that these countries have challenged US power and “exceptionalism.” Putin threw down the gauntlet at the Munich Security Conference in 2007, where he introduced the concept of the unilateral/unipolar world, dominated by the US, vs the multilateral/multipolar world where all countries are sovereign and respect each other’s sovereignty.
Transcript of 2007 Munich speech:
Video of the speech (also see above link):
The best example of this domination is Trump’s brash statement that he is keeping US troops in Syria to “keep the oil.” (He actually thinks the US owns Syrian oil! Might makes right. But the US is no longer the sole world power).
The crux of all major disputes and war is the struggle between the old monopolar world and the dawning multipolar world.
Putin’s description of the multipolar or multilateral world is to international relations what the Ten Commandments is to Judaism and Christianity. And in fact, it is essentially the same set of principles applied to the global scale.
It is ironic that the Establishment of the United States, reputed to be a “Christian” nation, rejects the concept of doing unto other nations as it would have them do unto the US, while Russia, once an atheistic nation, embraces and applies this concept.
Thus, US foreign policy is pre-Judaic and pre-Christian – the law of the jungle.
It is being challenged like never before. But like a dying rattlesnake, it can still bite and is just as dangerous as ever.