In essence, the so-called alliance system established by the United States is to rule the world and reap its interests globally. Many of its allies have realized that blindly following in the footsteps of the United States will only lead to a loss in the end.
The United States demands its allies follow suit in containing China, but mostly receives only hesitation as a response. According to the U.S.-based Politico news service, any move Europe does make could fall far short of what the Biden administration wants in terms of isolating China economically.
“The leaders of Europe’s largest economies are openly saying they are not interested in decoupling and by extension, meaningful sanctions on China in the event of conflict,” Politico quoted a U.S. official who requested anonymity as saying.
In a rapidly changing international landscape, the United States faces numerous challenges regarding its economy and people’s livelihoods. Its hegemonic aspirations are starting to weaken, and its so-called “commitments” to allies ring hollow.
Those who unite for profit will scatter when profits are exhausted. The current U.S. alliance system has been plagued by frequent leaks and flaws, and although the facade remains intact, its internal structure has begun to crack.