Disinfo: Current US administration causes the emergence of new hot spots all over the world

Summary

The current administration of the United States has adventurous foreign policy – there is an increasing number of hot spots in the world: Venezuela, [North] Korea, Syria; now we have an unstable situation around Iran and establishment of US military facilities in Eastern Europe, close to Russian borders. This situation does not lead to peaceful coexistence – on the contrary, at some point in time, it may get out of control and we will switch from politics to military actions.  

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about the hostile character of the US foreign policy (examples here and here) and its continuous attempts to destabilise the situation in countries refusing to accept the US leadership (examples here and here). All the above-mentioned hot spots have its origins mostly in the actions of authoritarian regimes of these countries.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 157
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 24/06/2019
  • Language/target audience: Polish
  • Country: US
  • Keywords: New Cold War, War preparation

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