x

Editorial

The Reintegration of the USA into the World

During the election campaign, only a few references were made to foreign policy issues.

And in Joe Biden's impressive speech on Saturday night, after he was proclaimed president-elect, a 1,650-word speech devoted just 51 words to the subject.

He specifically said that he seeks: "to restore the soul of America, to rebuild the backbone of this nation, the middle class, and to make America respected around the world again."

He continued: “Tonight, the whole world is watching America. I believe at our best America is a beacon for the globe. And we lead not by the example of our power, but by the power of our example.”

These are beautiful words, necessary for the domestic audience, and balm for international observers.

The key point above is for America to be "respected" again.

The loss of world’s respect for the United States is one of Trump's most unfortunate legacies. During his presidency, the world lost the trust, the appreciation, the respect of the world. America’s prestige went into eclipse.

However, there are already signs that this was temporary:

It can be seen from the messages that friends and allies are sending to President-elect Biden.

But how is the world's respect for America to be fully restored?

This depends on the leadership of the country. It depends on the image that the country’s leader projects to the outside world.

Of course, it also depends on his policies.

Biden, in a statement to The New York Times  a few days ago presented the crux of the policy that he will follow from the beginning.

He said that he will immediately cancel Trump’s so called ‘America First’ policy – the America that builds walls, but ignores allies and embraces adversaries. The America that left gaps in the world which were filled by China and Russia, and that Erdogan tried to fill in his region.

Gaps, which also expose democracy to danger in a number of countries.

Of course, one of the gaps created by America’s distancing itself from the World was in the Mediterranean.

In Greece, the financial part of the gap was filled by China, with its investments in the port of Piraeus and elsewhere.

And the military gaps were exploited by Erdogan, who found opportunities to try to impose the solutions he wants on Greece and Cyprus.

America is not and cannot be infallible. However, its presence in the world, economically and militarily, is essential to securing peace and prosperity. 

RELATED

The Dodecanese island group – translated, it literally means ‘twelve islands’ – lies at the southeastern corner of Greece’s national borders, hugging the coastline of Turkey.

Top Stories

General News

FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

General News

PHILADELPHIA – The Federation of Hellenic Societies of Philadelphia and Greater Delaware Valley announced that the Evzones, the Presidential Guard of Greece will be participating in the Philadelphia Greek Independence Day Parade on March 20.

Video

Pentagon Says More High-Tech Weapons Going to Ukraine

WASHINGTON — Nearly 50 defense leaders from around the world met Monday and agreed to send more advanced weapons to Ukraine, including a Harpoon launcher and missiles to protect its coast, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told reporters.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.