China is just waiting the days until the conflict between Russia and the West escalates so it can further consolidate its position as a global power. Strategic links and influence in the economy and politics are deteriorating. For instance, only last year it was widely reported that following the US loss in Afghanistan, Gulf nations including Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Kuwait did not allow the US president time to speak. Her allure was diminished after her loss in Afghanistan.
Gulf nations similarly heaved a sigh of relief.
The failure of Washington’s promises over the last two decades to improve the lives of Afghans is the primary cause of the United States’ loss in that country.
Things like development, democracy, women’s rights, and the supposed danger that Afghanistan poses to the rest of the globe. There is no evidence to support these claims. In Afghanistan, trillions of dollars have been spent and squandered, much like burning rubber leaves behind just black sticky ash. After 20 years of fighting, the United States has been compelled to leave Afghanistan because it was unable to achieve its stated goals. After the collapse of its puppet-constructed system, major humanitarian calamities, starvation, and unemployment ensued. However, the more sanctions the United States puts on the rest of the globe, the more damage it does to its economic and political dominance.
It limits its ability to exert influence by severing trade links with a number of nations. U.S. economic and political interests will be similarly compromised if the other side is being pressured. The United States sanctions on other countries only serve to aid China’s rise to prominence by making it easier for the country to provide for both sides’ needs and fill the resulting voids. China does two things: it bridges the gap and it gently extends its hands to a new area. While Russia has no military needs, the war will have a significant impact on the country’s economy and politics, since it has opened a space that China is well-positioned to fill.
In this way, the United States and the West, who impose sanctions on another country, get the first worst effect than the other side, including the shortage of some goods in the country that the Russians used to supply, the closure of banking business, the fall in the value of the dollar, and the increase in the price of goods.
Consequently, the United States must bear some of Europe’s economic and political woes along with its own as a result of the defeat. Thus, they feel forced to advise China to tell us a narrative or anything reassuring, and we will listen. Beijing outwits them and alerts them to purchase their necessary supplies from China, agree to its conditions, etc. Thus, China benefits from the conflict between Russia and the West and continues to grow.
Investigative journalist and veteran of international reporting Hanan Habibzai has written extensively on the US invasion of Afghanistan, the collapse of the Taliban rule, and post-Taliban events, such as the emergence of militancy in the country.
After earning his Master of Arts in Global Journalism from Coventry University, Hanan began publishing articles about the conflict in Afghanistan and regional politics in various outlets. These include the BBC Afghan Stream, Pajhwok Afghan News, Reuter’s news agency, the Washington Post, Veterans Today, and other regional and international publications.
Hanan, fled Afghanistan in 2008. He attended Coventry University in the United Kingdom and graduated with a master’s degree in Global Journalism in 2011. Currently, Mr. Habibzai is a doctorate fellow in educational studies and educational leadership at Unicaf. He spent nearly a decade reporting from Afghanistan for the BBC and Reuters (2002 to 2009). Notably, he covered the invasion of Afghanistan and the fall of the Taliban government in 2001 for international media outlets.
From 2009 to 2013, he also worked as a journalist for Radio Free Europe out of London. The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan when he was young necessitated a move to Pakistan. His years of hiding in hiding paid off when the United States spearheaded an invasion that drove him back to the United Kingdom.
As a journalist, he traversed the length and breadth of Afghanistan, seeing first-hand the widespread hunger and suffering of the Afghan people, especially women and children.
UK-based organisation Helping Orphans was established by Hanan Habibzai in 2016. He took charge of the organisation freely since he knew that helping others was his true calling. The orphans and the disadvantaged people of Afghanistan benefit from his charity’s sustainable development programmes, and he hopes to one day be financially independent.