In south Asia, the risk of a nuclear war is high between Pakistan and India. Meanwhile, Russia and the United States continue to trade passive-aggressive threats. Between these two developments, the world hasn’t been as close as it is now to nuclear war since the fall of the USSR.
You probably wouldn’t know this if all you watch is mainstream media. They lightly touch on the ongoing India-Pakistan conflict while mostly ignoring developments with Russia. The former just isn’t as interesting to American audiences as the Michael Cohen’s hearings or the failure to secure a deal with North Korea.
Instead of ignoring these issues, it’s time for Americans to consider the possibilities and call for and end to tensions. How can this be done? We must tell our representatives to pay more attention to these threats, to help bring them to light in the media, and to call on other leaders to coalesce around a notion of peace. For the India-Pakistan conflict, that means taking a more prominent role in easing tensions. There’s a difference between intervening in the affairs of sovereign nations, a practice we oppose, and taking a direct interest in preventing a war between two sovereign nations, which is acceptable and at times necessary. With India and Pakistan, it seems necessary.
As for Russia, this falls squarely on Democrats to stop badgering the President about Russian collusion which has been debunked multiple times. Instead, they need to support the President’s foreign relations agenda as it pertains to Russia. He has been getting tougher with them, especially with his withdrawal from the nuclear weapons treaty that they were already breaking. Democrats should acknowledge this and support the effort, but doing so would run counter to their narrative that he’s a Russian pawn.
It’s time for Democrats to drop their political narrative and support the President’s efforts to stifle the growing threat of Russian aggressions. They just parked two hypersonic bombers in Venezuela, but the media is still focused on “collusion.” This is insane and needs to stop.