Trade wars, step-downs and global unrest


Nations are engaged in yet another war, known as the trade war, not only with their neighbours but with various other countries as well. These rising economic escalations are resulting in conflicts and disorders throughout the world. 

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America, under Trump’s rule, is the leading nation which is involved in a trade war with China, the EU, Mexico and Canada.

Recently, America has banned Huawei, a Chinese multinational telecommunication equipment company, owing to security issues which have caused a great stir across the globe.

Certain critics are of the view that these actions would not only undermine global peace but also have a huge impact on the economy of America on a long term basis.

Along these lines, afflicted nations have abandoned America and consented to new trade agreements with different nations. For instance, the Chinese company Huawei has signed a deal with a Russian telecoms firm to handle the ban imposed by the Trump administration. Moreover, they have announced that they have prepared their own operating system as well.

Meanwhile, the UK’s Prime Minister Theresa May resigned from party leadership as she was unable to deliver Brexit and thus lost support of her own members of parliament. May’s step-down in May has pushed Britain into a tough situation and leaves behind significantly more deep-rooted divisions than when she became the prime minister. Now, there is a race for who will be the next leader of the United Kingdom.

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Nations are trying to protect their national interests and complying with beggar-thy-neighbour polices which would result in a chain reaction, leading to great catastrophe. The worldwide head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih Vaa, considering the present state of affairs, stated:

“In terms of verbal proclamations, it is very easy to say that ‘Yes we do desire the best for others’, however in practice, it is much more difficult and challenging. Wherever there is a conflict of interests, most people tend to prioritise their own interests and welfare over and beyond the rights of others.” (Lecture at York University, Toronto, 28 October 2016)

Members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community recently gathered in front of the UK parliament in order to enlighten the British public on the need of justice to avoid World War III.

Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa states on another occasion:

“The severity of the situation is such that a third world war could begin at any time – in fact, in reality, a third world war has already begun on a small scale. I have been warning of this for a number of years but only now analysts and world figures have started to agree.” (Friday Sermon, Baitul Futuh Mosque, 4 December 2015)

World superpowers and stable countries should sense the turning tides across the globe and look after the interests of weaker nations in order to sow the seed of peace and harmony on this planet. Nations should seek to establish justice even if they have to sacrifice their national gains and welfare.

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