According to an article published on the website of Der Spiegel on August 15, US Secretary of state pompeio’s trip to China and Europe was described as a “trip”, but the result was not as good as he intended.
Warsaw is the fourth and final stop of pompeio’s central and Eastern European tour after visiting Czech Republic, Slovenia and Austria. His goal is to make these countries allies of the United States in the Sino US conflict. But for Warsaw and Prague, “China’s risk” is still very abstract.
in Prague, pompeio and Czech Prime Minister Andre babish have a working meal. He stressed his point: Beijing is trying to break the Western alliance.
he also made it clear that for the planned multi billion dollar extension project of dukovani nuclear power plant, the Czech Republic should try not to allow China’s nuclear power plant to participate – Westinghouse is one of the Chinese competitors.
pompeio achieved greater success in the next stop: he signed a joint statement on 5g technology with the Slovenian foreign minister in Ljubljana. Slovenia, the hometown of Trump’s wife Melania, has recently been ruled again by populist yanez Janza. Does
reveal the real intention of pei’ao to visit Pengzhou? Is he looking for loyalists where strong leaders are valued and where the image of the enemy is clearly defined? Obviously it’s not that simple.
this became apparent in Vienna: Washington was not satisfied with the Austrian government’s continued refusal to join the phalanx and to work on the second line of the Beixi gas pipeline. On the other hand, trump often flatters Austrian Prime Minister Sebastian Kurtz to visit Washington, D.C., because he is one of the few people who dare to contradict Angela Merkel.
when pompeio met with Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander sharenberg at the Belvedere palace in Vienna, he felt that the confident Alpine Republic had no intention of yielding to this world power: Austria’s chief diplomat said that the United States was “an indispensable partner”, but Vienna was more willing to choose the “EU toolbox” – the European Union tool box when dealing with Huawei The “toolbox” designed by the Alliance Committee aims to regulate 5g network security without excluding Chinese participation.
in Warsaw, the last stop of pompeio’s trip, people’s feelings of the Russian threat are at least as obvious as in Prague. Warsaw tends to have a stronger military partner than the EU behind it. For years, it’s not just the Nationalist government that has been trying to strengthen America’s presence in the country. Polish President Anjie Duda has approached Washington and proposed to the US president the construction of “trump fort” in Poland. The fort may not be built. But the troop of about 4500 American soldiers stationed in Poland is bound to increase. The corresponding agreement will be signed soon.
Western observers recall the Iraq war in these days. Because pompeio’s trip, of course, is not to create a new start in transatlantic relations, but to split Europe. In 2003, the U.S. government sought allies for the invasion of Iraq. Because Western European Union countries like Germany and France didn’t want to participate at that time, the United States turned to the later European Union countries. It succeeded: Polish troops later occupied an area of conquered Iraq, followed by other Eastern Europeans, such as Czechs and Hungarians. Then U.S. Defense Secretary Rumsfeld said these countries were “new Europe” that intended to stand by the United States to deal with global threats. The “old Europe” is out of the picture.
but Europe has changed since then. Eastern Europeans are respected members of the European Union and are closely connected with the rest of the world. For them, the United States is only a supplement to the alliance policy and cannot replace the EU.