October 2, 2022
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The study assesses the risks of US action in a new Cold War

SAO PAULO – The world is currently witnessing the military, economic and political expansion of the United States and its Western allies against Russia and China.

The United States seeks to block the process of Eurasian integration that threatens the primacy of the Euro-Atlantic elite, seeks global nuclear hegemony and uses any means to “weaken” Russia and China.

This scenario is analyzed in three experiments in a new study America in Search of a New Cold War: A Socialist PerspectivePublished on Tuesday (13), it addresses these long-term trends that are now emerging in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

The first article written by the editor of the magazine Monthly review John Bellamy Foster catalogs the “ascending dominance” theory Installation America is willing to face the dangers of nuclear winter—that is, annihilation—to maintain its hegemony.

Journalist Deborah Veneziale, in her essay, digs into the social world of America’s militarism. Think tanks and arms manufacturers, politicians and their writers observe how various sections of this country’s political elite have come together to support this confrontational strategy against Russia and China.

Finally, John Ross, Associate Member No Cold War, writes, With the conflict in Ukraine, the US has qualitatively intensified its military assault on the planet. The war is dangerous because it shows they are willing to directly confront a superpower, Russia, and escalate their conflict with China by “Ukrainizing” Taiwan. Rose argues that the only thing holding the US back is China’s resilience and commitment to protecting its sovereignty and agenda, and growing discontent in the Global South against the imposition of US foreign policy goals.

study America in Search of a New Cold War: A Socialist Perspective Available for download from the website From the Tricontinental Institute for Social Research, Portuguese.

Watch an excerpt from the introduction Vijay Prasad

Short-term pain, long-term gain defines dangerous escalation against the United States and its Western allies Russia and China. What is significant about the American position is that it seeks to avoid a historical element that seems inevitable: the process of Eurasian integration. After the collapse of the US housing market and the massive credit crisis in Western banking, the Chinese government, along with other countries in the Global South, sought to create platforms independent of markets in North America and Europe. These platforms include the formation of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) in 2009 and the declaration of “One Belt, One Road” (later the “Belt and Road Initiative” – ​​​​ICR – or the “New” Silk Road”). , in 2013, Russian energy supply and its huge metal and mineral exploration, along with Chinese industrial and technological capacity, have attracted many countries to join the ICR (Russian energy exports are implicit in this process ), regardless of their political orientation. These countries include Poland, Italy, Bulgaria and Portugal. Germany is now China’s largest trading partner in goods trade. (…) The three essays in this volume take a close and rational look at long-term trends now unfolding in Ukraine..”