Even though the boycott, divest and sanction movement clearly states that “the BDS does not tolerate any act or discourse which adopts or promotes anti-black racism, anti-Arab racism, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, sexism, xenophobia” (Palestinian BDS national committee 2017), the attitude of Germans still has been hostile towards the supporters of any movement against Israel.
The deal has come as a surprise as well as a blow to the US and the advocates of transatlantic cooperation. It has baffled the US to see the EU sign an investment pact with China just weeks before Joe-Biden officially sworn in as the President of the US. This sudden step by the EU might result in a number of things. It can compel the new US President to rethink its relationship with the EU. The country will find it hard to trust the EU and its offers in the future. Many contend that, by signing the deal with China, the EU wanted to imply that it is independent of the US.
According to the World Bank report, Belarus generally has low degrees of destitution and imbalance. Unemployment becomes inexistent, at 0.3% in 2019, with genuine wages rose by 7.6% in January-September 2019. The IMF expects the unemployment pattern to be influenced by the negative monetary effect of COVID-19 pandemic, which is currently expected to increment to 2.3% in 2020 and lessen to 1.8% in 2021.
President-elect Biden is likely to continue with some of the remnants of Trump’s foreign policy toward Europe, which includes competing with China. However, on major issues of supporting illiberalism and Brexit as well as derision of European allies, Biden’s foreign policy for Europe would significantly differ.
Since World War II, democratic governance has flourished and expanded its reach all around the globe. Now, this process has stalled. This democratization is reversing not only in the third world countries but in many countries of the West, I-e, the first world countries as well. The liberal idea of democracy has become obsolete and dying its own death. It is now in conflict with the interests of the irresistible majority of the masses I-e Right-Wing Populism (RWP).
Macron’s strategy focuses on sowing further racial and religious hatred and increasing the polarization in society, inspiring more violent attacks and reprisals against Muslims who are burning an unequalled bear of the draconian legal measures of the French state which even Amnesty International is severely critical about. In his process of adopting far-right rhetoric as a political practice to win votes, President Macron is equally capable of compromising the real French values of secularism: liberty, fraternity, and equality.
World history is full of precedents where armed conflict between the two countries has spiraled into multiparty conflict; this is how the two great wars were born. It is the fear under which the world breathes. Today once again, the world finds itself amidst a conflict. Conflict in the Caucasus between two former Soviet Republics of Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh region is making headlines. The extension of war to Turkey and Russia also depends on how Armenia and Azerbaijan fare in the battleground in the next few days.
In a world of collective existence and mutual-cooperation, Brexit is indeed the stunning news. But it happened, called “Dawn of a new era” with promises of “real national renewal.” The quest is still a nightmare for populists that are emotionally driven with empty slogans. But realities help those who never live in logical fallacies and idealism.