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Articles By United States

The Paradox of Messiah States

A messiah state is a state that seeks to save other societies from a perceived threat. The paradox is that they are unable to do so, and they create structures that they once opposed. In recent times, the United States has assumed the role of a Messiah State. The United States experimentation in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and Syria have faced the wrath of unheeding, non-fruitful, futile endeavours which has cracked the entire order and fabric of their societies. There is no system in place to hold the Messiah States accountable for their conduct. The US’s never-ending war in Afghanistan prompted finger-pointing about who, if anyone, was to blame.

Is AUKUS is driven by strategic concerns or entrenched interest of military industrial complex?

AUKUS—the new trilateral security arrangement between the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom has increased the chances of a split in the transatlantic alliance by making a clear distinction between the roles of the maritime and continental spheres. The military pact has reduced the military role of Quad in the Indo–Pacific. A ruptured West and a weak Quad are likely to make China and Russia happy.