Helsinki: How Trump refused a second cold war

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FIGAROVOX / ANALYSIS - Hadrian Desuin analyzes the meeting between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. He deplores the look of the Western media and the interference of domestic politics on diplomacy in the United States.

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Specialist in international affairs and defense, Hadrian Desuin is an essayist. He published Atlantist France or the sinking of diplomacy (Cerf ed, 2017).

"It's not my enemy. It's a competitor and with a little luck one day it will be a friend". This small sentence, apparently balanced, has been experienced as a forfeiture overseas. The first bilateral summit between the United States and Russia for nine years, this Monday, July 16 in Helsinki, was widely commented outside of France, where we were very busy celebrating the second star on the team's jersey. national football.

In reality, the Democratic and sometimes Republican opposition has not supported President Trump meeting Vladimir Putin, in neutral territory and without advising for nearly two hours. "The White House is now confronted with a single grim question: what can push Donald Trump to put Russia's interests above those of the United States?Tweeted Democratic leader Chuck Schumer. In Washington, the second cold war is declared and the atmosphere is in McCarthyism. "Un the worst moments in the history of the American presidencySays Arizona Senator John McCain. All in all, Russian-American relations should be broken and people take offense at a meeting between enemies. The host of the White House is being blamed for being manipulated by the Kremlin spy master. "Open treason"Titled the New York Daily News this Tuesday, July 17th. The president must be quarantined before dismissing him. The conspiracy delirium is gaining the spirits on this side of the Atlantic. "In Helsinki, Trump flattens in front of Putin"L'Express title.

We have already forgotten that in Brussels and London, a few days earlier, Donald Trump was beating the reminder of his European allies to increase their military spending.

A French specialist in the United States explains daily 20 minutes that "in Helsinki we saw rather a submission, a vassalization of the American president." Just that! As if we had already forgotten that in Brussels and London, a few days earlier, Donald Trump was beating the reminder of his European allies to increase their military spending. The Russian threat was the pretext for doubling the defense budget by 4% of GDP and all this small world to congratulate itself. Angela Merkel was publicly sermonized (because she was guilty of buying Russian gas) without anyone finding anything to complain about. The President of the United States humiliated him in front of the Secretary General of NATO and Jens Stoltenberg could not help but nod to the cameras. And two days later, Trump would be a puppet of the Kremlin?

Donald Trump, who had already been under such pressure before the Singapore summit and his meeting with Kim Jung-Un, held up well. He listens to the hawks that surround him in Washington, Mike Pompeo and John Bolton. But "during the cold war, the United States and Russia managed to maintain a dialogueHe recalled during his press conference. And indeed, Presidents Reagan, Bush Sr. and Clinton met with the Russian President far more often than Presidents Obama and Bush son who occupied the White House after the end of the Cold War. Rightly, Trump claims to place the interests of the United States above his own political interests. "I prefer to take a political risk that a risk for peace".

For months, Donald Trump struggles against the investigation that targets his entourage campaign and accuses the Democrats to carry out a legal-political war against him. From now on, he does not want to hide anymore. Are the Europeans too stupid not to decipher the little political game of Washington?

Donald Trump was probably wrong to answer some internal questions in front of Vladimir Putin. Too sure of himself, the American president has placed himself in an embarrassing situation in front of his rival. And since the media evaluate bilateral press conferences as after a televised debate between two candidates, it is fair to conclude that the Russian President was more comfortable at that moment. American television viewers are used to diplomatic duels in their favor. Reagan and Bush against Gorbachev, Clinton against Yeltsin.

The Washingtonian microcosm spends much of its time defeating hypothetical Russian plots in the White House.

America can not stand being placed on an equal footing with Russia, let alone being in a state of fragility. But whose fault is it? The Washingtonian microcosm spends much of its time defeating hypothetical Russian plots in the White House. Who plays against his side in this great American comedy: Trump or his opponents? To make sure that its president can not organize a bilateral meeting is undoubtedly weakening his country. We are witnessing a form of domestic policy interference with US diplomacy that is struggling to unfold to its full extent. And Washington blames the White House ...

American justice takes precedence over international politics. This is not reason enough to trigger a second cold war. The editorial advises you:


The editorial advises you:


Hadrian Desuin

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