US: A Fight to keep the “American Dream” Alive

America’s present-day polarization is not the first time in forty-five years … that millions of its citizens fear its finest days have passed … for [me], the problems of today look like just another catalyst for America’s relentless national spirit to innovate solutions

Today’s world is overflowing with crises, and no country could steer clear of them. Internal and international issues, COVID-19, and direct and indirect conflicts are all challenges today’s America has to face. Amidst the chaotic and unclear atmosphere that surrounds the elections in the USA, Americans have become blinded by fear, anger, and acrimony and started losing faith in their country.

The country’s polarization is viewed as a curse as the two opposite parties in power, and their supporter, are enemies today. Ahmed Charai, a Moroccan publisher with a background in international studies, however, disagrees stating “America’s present-day polarization is not the first time in forty-five years … that millions of its citizens fear its finest days have passed … for [me], the problems of today look like just another catalyst for America’s relentless national spirit to innovate solutions”.

The weight will be heavy on President-elect Joe Biden’s shoulders, as he will face a range of unparalleled challenges. He will be in a fight with the pandemic and its implications, as Trump failed to handle the matter successfully. COVID-19 crisis goes hand in hand with a variety of crises related to economy, climate, and peace on a national level as well as on an international one. Ahmed Charai adds, “To tackle these issues, a new coalition of like-minded states must bond together for the sake of the common good.”

In the Arab World, the Trump administration achieved peace between Israel and four Arab countries: the UAE, Bahrain, Sudan and more recently Morocco. “The Abraham Accords” is what these peace agreements brokered by the USA are called. Biden bares the same duty as Trump: help establishing people-to-people relations between Israelis and their neighbors. “The feasibility of bringing even more Arab countries into the circle of peace is deeply heartening in a region wracked by war, and I believe that Joe Biden will seize on that opportunity.” States Ahmed Charai.

The agreements, known as “the Abraham Accords,” have reshaped the Middle East, reflecting a shift from the traditional focus on the Palestinian struggle for independence and a mutual concern among numerous Arab countries and Israel about Iran. So, “Is it time for the United States to reenter the nuclear deal? Is there a better way to isolate the mullahs without doing so at the expense of their people? What policy actions can the United States and its allies take to empower those elements within Iran that would like to rejoin the civilized world?” Charai inquires.

Further east, there is the most powerful rival of America, China. The growing Chinese challenge is alarming to its Asian neighbors in the Indo-Pacific, conditioned by their alliances with the United States, regime characteristics and territorial disputes with China. “A way must be found to directly engage China in negotiating a Convivencia, avoiding an economic collision course, and opening spaces for cooperation on shared global challenges. These goals can only be achieved by a strategy that reinforces—rather than diminishes—these three interdependent priorities,” Ahmed Charai recommends.

Nobody would envy the president-elect for the daunting challenges waiting for him. “We pray for the man who places it on his shoulders, and places our faith in the unending optimism and winning attitude of America and its people. Expresses Ahmed Charai, as he adds, “for an outside observer who believes in the “American Dream,” the problems of today … will make the country stronger.”

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