The United States no longer intends to promote democracy in the world by forceful overthrow of regimes and military intervention – this tactic has been used in the past and it has not worked. This was stated by US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken during his speech on US foreign policy.
“The question is not whether we will support democracy around the world, but how we will do it. We will set an example,” the diplomat said.
Washington intends to encourage other countries to “reform, abolish bad laws, fight corruption and end injustice,” Blinken said.
“However, we will not promote democracy through costly military interventions and attempts to overthrow authoritarian regimes by force. We’ve tried these tactics in the past, and whatever their intentions, it didn’t work,” said the secretary of state.
He stressed that such a foreign policy has tarnished the reputation of “promoting democracy.”
“We will do everything differently,” the head of the State Department said.
Blinken also spoke about the relationship between the United States and China, noting that Washington will treat Beijing as an adversary and competitor, but will cooperate with the Chinese authorities where necessary and possible.