People's Review Weekly

MCC and maintainin­g US hegemony

- BY NIRMAl P. ACHARYA The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessaril­y reflect People’s Review’s editorial stance.

India and Canada recently expelled diplomats amid escalating tensions. According to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Western mainstream media, the cause is that India sent people to Canada to assassinat­e the Sikh leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar.

India's war with Canada is almost equal to its war with the US because Canada is the US's hardcore little brother. When the US was ready to kill the Chinese company Huawei, Canada rushed ahead and directly arrested Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of Huawei's boss Ren Zhengfei, who was passing through Canada. It can be seen that Canada and the

US have a relationsh­ip of “wearing the same pants”.

One would have thought that this time the US would immediatel­y rush out to support Canada and take good care of India, however, the US did not.

On second thought, you completely understand the US. In fact, the US cannot afford to offend India, because if India changes its face, the IndoPacifi­c strategy would go astray. If the Indo-Pacific strategy fails, how can the US contain China? However, if India is not dealt with this time, it will leave the US with relatively large sequelae because India will then become more and more violent, and the next step is the possibilit­y of directly engaging in matters in the US.

There may even be a socalled “broken window effect”. Recently, there has been a large-scale war between Hamas and Israel, the little brother of the US. According to the US and Western countries, it was Hamas that initiated the largescale attack on Israel. Little Hamas has taken the initiative to attack

Israel, which is clear disrespect for the US. If this happens again and again, America's position as the world’s dominant power will be difficult to maintain.

Fortunatel­y, when the US needs to assert its world dominance, some countries are more willing to help, such as Nepal. Nepal is not a member of the "Five Eyes Alliance", G7 or G20 with the US as the core, and geographic­ally separated by thousands of rivers and mountains, it is not even a peripheral country of the US. Supposedly, we don't have to listen to the US that way, but we have great respect for the US. When the US sent an ultimatum on the MCC, our political elite met overnight and accepted the gift MCC as requested by the US, and are now actively implementi­ng the terms of the MCC. I hope the US will remember our elites' contributi­on to maintainin­g US hegemony.

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