This has been due to a wide range of factors including costly military interventions overseas, in addition to serious economic issues at home. Also US power on the world stage as a whole has been challenged due to the rise of other powers namely China and India.
The experts agreed the retreat of American leadership pursued under President Obama has led to the rise of a myriad of new, challenging, and dangerous threats. It was the individual we elected as our president and the ideology behind his administration. Here is what the experts said on the direction of the state of U.
Sebastian Gorka Is America in decline? But perhaps the most disturbing aspect of American decline is what has happened to our role in the world as a global leader and a representative of certain values to do with universal human rights, the dignity of the individual, liberty, and freedom.
This philosophy derives in part from the worldview of the key actors inside his administration. But what is the reality? The reality is that America is the only nation in the history of the world established on principles, on concepts, not on some linguistic or ethnic group or on the basis of some monarchical dynasty.
America is the only nation founded on the principles of democracy, liberty, and freedom. It was the individual who we elected as our president and the ideology behind his administration.
Hopefully that can change in just a few days. Following him on Twitter SebGorka and at www. Nile Gardiner The last eight years have been a period of significant decline for U. America must be prepared to lead again, strengthening its defenses and key U.
Weakness only invites aggression, and the appeasement mindset in the Obama White House toward a resurgent Russia and an increasingly dangerous Iran must be replaced with firmness and resolve.
More from LifeZette Robert G. Kaufman There is nothing inevitable about American decline. For all the damage President Obama has inflicted on American dynamism, creativity, and economy prosperity, we remain the strongest economy in the world.
Moreover, the United States retains a peerless capacity to recover from our follies if we remember what made the U. Nor will China be No.
Inevitably, the Chinese will have to choose between freedom and prosperity, on one hand, and the suffocating domination of a Communist elite that is existentially hostile to freedom in general and the United States in particular, on the other. Or as Josef Joffe and Charles Krauthammer observe sagely, decline is a choice.
It depends on what we do and do not do.
As Michael McFaul, the former U.S. ambassador to Russia, has written, “Not every democracy in the world was or is a close ally of the United States, but no democracy in . The causes of the American decline go to the heart of the growing debate today over the nation's foreign policy. But whatever these causes, they ought not to obscure the decline itself. Even if the causes of America's eroding position were beyond our ability to alter in any significant manner-an issue to which I shall return-this would not of course alter the fact of serious erosion. “America Still Leads Across the Board.” For now. As things stand, America has the world’s largest economy, the world’s leading universities, and many of its biggest companies.
The danger lies in the U. Consequently, a China or corrupt Russia facing a reckoning, as the Soviet Union did, between reform and domination, may choose to fight, rather than capitulate the way Gorbachev did to a resurgent United States under Reagan. Western Europe is in short the Ghost of Christmas Future unless the United States — to quote Demosthenes — stops doing what it is doing now.
Ronald Reagan warned that we can lose freedom in a generation if we forget how we achieved it in the first place.
We deserve stern judgment if we fail to achieve what is eminently possible but by no means inevitable — the moral, political, and military restoration of American exceptionalism and preeminence. Johnson Is our national defense in decline?As Michael McFaul, the former U.S.
ambassador to Russia, has written, “Not every democracy in the world was or is a close ally of the United States, but no democracy in . There is a fixation in elite foreign policy circles these days to speculate on the impending decline of America’s global economic and military hegemony and to lament that decline as the dangerous end to international order.
Without global American dominance, goes . The controversy that arised from this again brought more controversy and scrutiny to American interventions and served even more to shake confidence in US foreign policy both at home and abroad.
All of this has combined to create difficult dilemmas in terms of foreign policy for the United States as well as being harbinger of decline.
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The president was unwilling to carry through on an explicit threat, in what was the biggest foreign policy climbdown of his presidency and also . The causes of the American decline go to the heart of the growing debate today over the nation's foreign policy.
But whatever these causes, they ought not to obscure the decline itself. Even if the causes of America's eroding position were beyond our ability to alter in any significant manner-an issue to which I shall return-this would not of course alter the fact of serious erosion.