Can the mistrust between nations end on a positive note?, World News
All over the world, there has been a great deal of mistrust between several nations for years. This has led to numerous angry statements, incursions, freedom of navigation actions or military movements towards the border.
For a long time, there has been a rise in tensions between China and Japan, the United States and China, the Philippines and China, Ukraine and Russia, India and Pakistan, India and China, EU and China, Belarus and EU, UK and France, US and North Korea, US and Iran, Iran and Israel, Israel and Palestine, France and Australia, etc. The list seems endless.
Instead of solving problems, tensions seem to be mounting hour by hour. Countries are making every attempt to buy new weapons, forge stronger alliances and spend billions of dollars on coercion.
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Recently, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said he was considering “all options” to counter China. While Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy also said that Russia is a coup plan to overthrow his government.
China has said for years that independent Taiwan is an integral part of it. China has also claimed the entirety of the South China Sea while others like the Philippines, Vietnam, etc. have conflicting claims.
China and Japan claim the same set of islands with different names. Iran claims its nuclear program is peaceful while its opponents believe it is making bombs.
Thus, there have been several complaints and rabid comments for a long time.
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As if that wasn’t enough, many countries have backed rival parties in Syria, Libya and Yemen. It turned these countries into war zones, displacing and killing many people.
The only reason for this is mistrust between nations. It has been fueled by unilateral attempts to change the status quo of various kinds, to pursue baseless claims or abuse of power.
But the real question is will it stop somewhere?
The answer to this question is visible but one can hope that a better meaning will prevail and that it does not degenerate into a full-fledged war.