Hot and cold wars

Labeed Abdal

During the 2016 US Presidential Elections, Democratic Candidate Hillary Clinton highlighted some incidents of her opponent, Republic Candidate and eventual winner Donald Trump, sexually abusing a number of women during his time at college, in addition to some complaints filed by women about his alleged sexual harassment. She argued that the President-elect had a racist approach when he spoke about building a wall along the border of Mexico, and that he also called for more restrictions on Muslims’ migration to the US.

However, Trump managed to attract more US citizens to his side by asking them not to return the same old system. It seems that the slogan of ‘change’ continued to rule ever since it was used by President Barack Obama in both of his electoral campaigns. Eventually, the American people decided to switch choices and move to the Republican Party, especially when researches showed Clinton as being not as popular among the American people as it was believed before.

After the victory of the Republican Party, it is unlikely that we witness many changes in the US administration’s approach, because the US is an institutional country. The tenure of former president George W Bush was full of unexpected incidents such as the 9/11 attacks. However, the world will remain governed by the international police station known as the ‘Security Council’ and the interests of the big five (G5) will remain a priority. Meanwhile, competition between cold and hot wars that will continue, leaving us with only hope for a change that will prioritize peace and security.

By Labeed Abdal

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