The minimum you must know
There is a newly elected British Prime Minister who took over for Liz Truss and Boris Johnson. There may be reason for optimism for peace under his lead. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is uniquely sophisticated. He's charismatically bringing a fresh perspective to the United Kingdom. Less advanced governments seek peace treaties purely for their prestige. (They're a phenomenal way to build credibility.) But Prime Minister Sunak is making peace for even more important reasons: it's the right thing to do. He campaigned on reducing military spending. This writer hopes those reductions will be replaced with significant commitments to rebuild Ukraine in peacetime.
(President Zelensky used the word "peace" more times than any other world leader or representative at the United Nations at the General Assembly a few months ago. That was a very impressive accomplishment to those who care about peace and linguistics. He cares deeply about making peace. This writer hopes peacetime creates more support for Ukrainians than conflict ever could. And Perhaps NATO, Ukraine and Russia are on the verge of a historic compromise. Make peace right now!)
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North Ireland peace remains tremendously successful
Although there are no guarantees Prime Minister Sunak will continue to be a modern hero for peace, he seems intent on saving the day. He's doing what his predecessors couldn't (or didn't) and making peace with all other nations. His communication team is uniquely persuasive. Any effort from them for peace may become tremendously successful.
The United Kingdom had an imperfect economy previously because of Brexit. But it's one of the most affluent, safe, peaceful and vibrant countries in Europe anyway. The United Kingdom is a phenomenal place to live, with amazing sense of history and tradition. England is known for beautiful architecture, leading universities, extraordinary art, popular musical groups, nightlife and more. Creative progress occurs quickly there because of respect for diversity and cohesiveness of the population.
But there is a significant opportunity to improve upon the foreign policy of the past several decades, when Great Britain followed NATO's lead, and intervened in several other countries in a way that created England's immigration burden and desire to Brexit. The United States said that Islamic nations were responsible for the airline incidences on September 11, 2001, and convinced the United Kingdom and NATO to intervene in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan, resulting in mass migration into England. (NATO later intervened in Ukraine as well, which produced even more refugees.) Countless lives were lost, and between twenty and forty million innocent people left their homes for hope and safety in countries where NATO weapons wouldn't be used against them anymore. England became overwhelmed with foreigners from places where NATO intervened.
The British government is compassionate and therefore welcoming to migrants. There is a sense of generosity towards those in need. But the government responded to an overflow of people by attempting to close its borders... "Brexiting" from the European Union and a valuable shared European marketplace in order to do so. Brexit returned the right to the United Kingdom to better restrict immigration. But it was a very expensive thing to do. Some estimate that Brexit and cost a half trillion to a trillion dollars. (There was a trillion dollar fluctuation in the European equity markets after the initial vote, and a meaningful reduction in trade throughout Europe ever since.)
One area where Prime Minister Suank may eventually focus is on improving NATO's relationship with Syria. This may take some courage for people in the British government after years of intervening in the area. But it's the right thing for them to do.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad loves the United Kingodm after living in London for many of his formative years while getting a post doctorate degree in medicine. He appreciated being there so much that he planned to start a career in England after graduating. He only returned to Syria at his family's and country's prompting, where he was elected President and has lived ever since.
President Assad's British education was one of the reasons he was a natural choice to lead his own country. He and his population assumed he could provide everyone there with great relations with Europe. He knew how to create mutual understanding between the regions. Syria had nothing whatsoever to do with the airplane incidences of September 11, 2001. But British-Syrian relations have been strained ever since anyway to say the least.
President Assad's appreciation for the United Kingdom and desire for peaceful improving relations was reflected in his cordial meeting with the British Royal Family in 2015. His government obviously would love to have peaceful improving relations with Great Britain.
The British government may have the full support of U.S. President Joe Biden in improving relations with Syria. According to a press release and media reports, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield announced on May 10, 2022 that the United States is providing nearly $808 million in humanitarian assistance to the country. She didn't say whether this was being provided to U.S. aid groups or the Syrian government. But it's a very encouraging attitude from the United States towards Syria.
The Syrian government is clearly desirous of peace under President Bashar al-Assad. The government has participated in close to a hundred peace talks over the past two decades. Dozens were initiated by U.S. President Barrack Obama while he was in office. And President Putin didn't want them to end when President Obama left office, continuing the tradition of initiating and hosting peace talks thereafter. Syria has an excellent and entirely peaceful relationship with NATO-member Turkey as a result of them.
After the United States entered Iraq in 2003, the United States and NATO had a brief opportunity to oversee the Iraqi armed forces, which surrendered to them. The Iraqi armed forces enjoyed comfortable run of the country, and perhaps could have offered NATO the same. The United States had to decide between keeping the group together in a ready state, keeping the group together in a diminished capacity, or disbanding the army all together. They let the entire group go and opposed the disbanded group.
The Iraqi army went from having theirs and their families’ needs fully met, to the entire group lacking basic necessities. NATO restricted banks in the region forcing the entire group to prefer alternative means of supporting one another. They predictably deterred NATO from the region ever since. NATO responded with brutal confrontations that spilled across the wide open border between Iraq and Syria of no fault of Syria's. Large sections of cities in Iraq and Syria were destroyed by NATO in pursuit of them. Syria was innocent of the matter, and lost an entire city in one of the most regrettable moments in the history of warfare. Citizens fled through Turkey to Europe.
Some estimate that the United Kingdom grew by a half million people per year over the past two decades. The trend eventually reversed in 2021, when there was a slightly declining population level for the first time in decades.
Progress on peace throughout the region is currently occurring that includes Israel. Many countries are signing the Abraham accords that reminds readers of the considerable shared Abrahamic routes of the Christian, Islamic and Jewish religions. The peace accord says there is already peace between Christian, Islamic and Jewish religions, and that there will always be peace between Christian, Islamic and Jewish states as a result. Countries are recognizing the Israeli and Palestinian governments' right to exist by signing the documents. (It's a very peaceful and reassuring thing to do.)
There is an opportunity for the United Kingdom to support or even participate directly in these peace treaties. Israel is a very important alliance for NATO and the United Kingdom. Probably progress in British and Syrian government relations will depend upon progress for Israel. The Israeli population deserves to feel safe as well.
Israel & Syria Peace
After Israel and four Middle Eastern countries made the Abraham Declaration, Israel's news station i24 TV indicated that Israel and Syria might do the same. The Abraham treaty doesn't require agreement between countries on questions of land rights, which can be left unresolved as friendly matters. The Abraham treaty simply acknowledges there is peace.
A World Peace Deal can allow all populations to enjoy adequate economic opportunities in their home countries, and stem the flow of refugees. It can reduce the humanitarian burden on all countries. It can help preserve the concept of a united European Union.