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Wed Jun 19, 2019, 07:18 PM

US joins four rogue countries seen as likely forces for bad, poll finds

Source: The Guardian

US joins four rogue countries seen as likely forces for bad, poll finds

Russia, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Iran and the US are also seen as less likely to use their influence for good than they were 10 years ago

Patrick Wintour diplomatic editor
Thu 20 Jun 2019 00.00 BST Last modified on Thu 20 Jun 2019 00.25 BST

The United States has joined Russia, Saudi Arabia, Israel and Iran in a rogue’s gallery of countries perceived as likely to use their influence for bad. All five countries are also seen as less likely to use their influence for good than they were 10 years ago.

The findings showing that Canada, Germany and the UN are seen as mostly likely to use their international influence for good. The findings are being published to accompany a major speech by the former British foreign secretary David Miliband who argues that international relations are now governed by a new age of impunity in which war crimes and attacks on humanitarian workers are typically left unpunished.

Miliband, currently president of the International Rescue Committee, will argue that a long retreat of liberal democracy has ushered in a new divide in which some states abide by the rules ushered in after the second world war, and other states regard such international law as “for suckers”.

He will say “the image of President Putin and Crown Prince bin Salman exchanging a high five at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires last November epitomised the new order, with domestic opponents dead and foreign policy interests pursued outside international law”.

The poll was conducted amongst 17,000 adults around the world conducted by Ipsos Mori in 24 countries on behalf of Policy Institute at Kings College London.

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jun/19/us-russia-saudi-arabia-israel-iran-forces-for-bad-poll-finds

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 07:22 PM

1. As far as I am concerned, the right in this country wants to create

a christian version of Iran and turn this country into a unmitigated terrorist state.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 07:41 PM

2. Yep, I'm thinking similar. n/t

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2019, 09:00 AM

3. this poll says a lot more about the respondents than anything

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