Trinidad Express / The recent United Nations General Assembly non-binding resolution to declare as null and void US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel not only spoke volumes as to the ever-growing geopolitical isolationist status of the United States but also highlighted the precipitous decline in that country’s global power and reach.

Indeed, the situation of 128 votes in favour, nine against, 35 abstentions and 21 absentees immediately brings to the fore the notion that most countries in the international community no longer fear the mighty United States. The vote further suggests that the global majority no longer views the US as the unchallenged policeman of the world.


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