(An Analysis by Prof (Dr) Ratnesh Dwivedi, Awarded Sec, Intel and Def Expert, Peace Prize Winner, Shares Advisory Board with Nobel Winners)
After assuming Oval Office where President of one of the mightiest Country and once Super Power, Joe Biden sits has been completely updated and methmorphosized. Presidents Biden while have added some eye catching symbols, photos and other objects in his Oval Office ,his admin on other hand has removed some of items which President Trump had intentionally brought in. Some of keen observers of White House say this represents what kind of government has come in place in USA and what picture of America, Biden wants to create before entire world. While he has brought in some adverse thinkers in place he has removed photos of controversial leaders from Oval Office.
Some of the add on are-
1. American flag, 2. Statue of Caesar Chavez, 3. President's stamp flag, 4. Pictures of family members, 5. Executive order, 6. The Roosevelt desk, 7. Benjamin Franklin's painting, 8. Harry Truman Statue of
The new US President Joe Biden has made some changes in the Oval Office (President's Office) as per his choice.
Biden has installed images and statues of some of the most distinguished and influential leaders of American history in his office.
Many American experts are trying to study the changes brought by President Biden.Ashley Williams, who oversees the Oval Office, told The Washington Post newspaper while visiting President Biden's office, "It was important for Biden to sit in an office that looked like the real America.The portrait of Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the US, has been removed from the Oval Office. Former President Donald Trump was able to see his image in Andrew Jackson. Jackson was also accused, though impeachment was never brought against him.The portrait of Andrew Jackson, to the left of the Roosevelt desk on which the US president sits, is replaced with a picture of philosopher, scientist and author Benjamin Franklin who is considered one of the 'founders of America'.It is being said that this change reflects President Biden's interest in science and who Biden has been talking about defeating the Corona epidemic by scientific methods.
Joe Biden has installed statues of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy in front of his desk, the two people who had considerable influence in America's civil rights movement. If you consider Joe Biden mentioned many times about these two leaders during the presidential election campaign,Statues of Rosa Parks and Abraham Lincoln, who have been working for civil rights, have also been decorated in the office.The fire-place located at the Oval Office has a large portrait of former US President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who raised America from the global recession and World War II.
Apart from him, photographs of former President Thomas Jefferson, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln are also in this room.According to Oval Office operators, "putting together pictures of opposite-minded leaders has indicated that diversity in ideas should be respected."Earlier, George Washington's picture was placed in the center, which is now replaced by Franklin D. Roosevelt in the center.
- seeing the new photos of the Oval Office, many people on social media notice that the table behind Joe Biden's chair, along with photographs of his family, also houses a statue of Mexican-American labor leader Cesar Chavez.Chavez fought a long battle for the rights of farm laborers in the 1960s and 1970s.According to reports, golden curtain at the Oval Office was also removed, which was installed by Donald Trump at the beginning of his term in 2017.Dark blue carpet has now been installed in the room and the color of the curtains has also been slightly darker than before.
The Washington Post newspaper wrote that it was the color of the Oval Office in the era of former President Bill Clinton.Flags of various branches of the American military have also been removed from the Oval Office. It now has an American flag in his place and a presidential stamp.A controversial statue of Britain's wartime leader Sir Winston Churchill has also been removed from the office of the US President.
Former President Donald Trump, after the removal of this statue by his predecessor Barack Obama, promised that whenever he sits in the Oval Office, that statue will be installed in his office.The then British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, now the Prime Minister of Britain, accused Obama of 'pathetically disliking the British Empire'.
This time, his spokesman said, "The Oval Office is the personal office of the US President and it is up to the President how they decorate him."
Previously while giving the first speech after taking oath of America's 46th President, Joe Biden has said that this is America's day, it is the day of democracy, it is the day of history and expectations.
He said, "America has been tempted many times and it has emerged from challenges. Today we are not celebrating the victory of one candidate but celebrating for democracy."Biden said, "We have again learned that democracy is valuable. Democracy is fragile and in this moment, my friends, democracy prevails."
Referring to the violence in the Capitol Building, he said, "Now in this holy place where the violence a few days ago shook the foundation of the Capitol, we are together today as a nation, under the shadow of God Transferring power in a peaceful manner as we have been doing for two centuries. "During this, he also mentioned the challenges faced by his tenure. He said that the rise of the Corona epidemic and 'white supremacy' would be a challenge and that he would 'face them and defeat them'.
He reiterated the slogan of his election campaign that he would 'restore the soul of America's future'.Biden said that 'the most difficult thing that is needed in a democracy is unity'.
He said, "The forces that have tried to divide us are real but not new. The battle always continues and victory is never sure. Our angels have always been there for us. History, faith and reasons for unity Show. "Stop screaming and reduce your mercury. There cannot be peace of unity. Unity is the way forward."
The new US President Joe Biden also mentioned Kamala Harris becoming the first woman Vice President.
"Where we were, 108 years ago, thousands of protesters tried to stop brave women from voting rights," he said."Today we see the first female vice-president in American history swearing. Don't tell me that things can't change."President Joe Biden also kept silence during his speech in mourning for those killed due to Kovid-19.During the speech, Biden said that we have common objectives as an American. He said that we want 'opportunity, security, freedom, dignity, respect and .. yes .. truth'.
Former President Donald Trump has been alleging that the election was rigged.Without naming former President Donald Trump, Biden said that some incidents of the past week have taught that 'here is the truth as well as the lie'. Lied for power and profit.
He said that Red will have to end the 'uncivil war' against Blue.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompio had said that China has suppressed Viger Muslims and did genocide of Muslims.
America’s newly elected president Joe Biden’s Foreign Affairs Secretary Antony Blinken has also said that he will agree to his predecessor Pompeo to believe what China has done to Viger Muslims in the last few years and to monitor camps of millions of Vigers. These tensions in the center of trade policies and corona viruses of pandemic’s are important in first few days of Biden-Harris Government due to Mike Pompeo saying that he believe that China has done the genocide . We would like to have the Chinese Communist Party and the Government’s planned way to rehabilitate Vigron who been devastated widely in China he further added. Pompeo said that in last day of his role as Foreign Secretary. Although this statement will put pressure on China but will not cause any penalty .Biden government’s new Foreign Affairs Secretary Antony Blinken agreed to what Pompeo said about condition of Viger Muslims in China when was asked if he agrees to what Pompeo said. Not only this former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also said a very important word about India . He said that “B’ & ‘I” needs to worry about “C” & “R” . By this he was referring B for Brazil,I for India C for China and R for Russia in BRICS group,how ever he did not say any thing about South Africa. He further said that “I” is very important for USA as a long time friend now.
Pressure on China
Trump Government absolutely mounted a huge pressure on China on his last day of governance and to astonishment here Biden Government is agreeing with Trump Administration. On other hand China 's official media has said that America 's government has loosely handled epidemic due to weakness which caused US citizens of genocide .COVID 19 epidemic has caused death of 400000 people in USA alone .China and the US , including almost all countries in world have faced huge unexpected crisis due to COVID 19 and Trump administration has been blaming China for this . Pompeo also added that China has to take human rights and economic interests in balanced way.
However Biden team has also agreed about Viger Muslims of repression and genocide but at the same time has accused Trump Administration of mishandling COVID crisis. When Biden-Harris Gov has now sworn in as representatives of new Democratic Party led government in USA it will be interesting to see what will be their policies towards Viger Muslims, China, India,Russia and handling of COVID 19.
While on the other hand Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lorov has said that India is an inevitable friend of Russia and its relation with India spans not only in one sector but multiple sectors and are age old. He was replying to a question posed by an Indian Journalist stationed in Moscow when he speculated about growing distance between Russia & India Relation. Lorov who also serves as Chairman in Russian International Affairs Council where this Writer is writing for past six years was speaking in an annual conference of Foreign Affairs during past one year.
Russia in India
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey #Lavrov held press conference today on the outcomes of the Russian diplomacy in 2020. Watch full video here
Anurag Srivastava and 5 others
Further he added.
Russia in India
#Lavrov: We don't want any misunderstanding with our friends, the Indian people. We are friends with #India, and we are doing outmost to make sure that India and China, our two great friends and brothers, live in peace with one another
11:59 PM • Jan 18, 2021•Twitter for Android
But before we look and historic Russia & India relation let's admit that very recently there have been some developments which have brought bitterness in Russia & India relations.After the Russian Foreign Minister’s criticism of the QUAD, the India-Russia summit has been canceled for the first time in two decades. There were reports it was canceled due to Covid-19 and others say the US and its companies are slowly ingressing in India and Moscow is expectedly displeased.
Analysts have argued simmering tensions between India and Russia over New Delhi’s close friendship with the US and other QUAD members has angered Moscow.
Leader of opposition in India Mr Rahul Gandhi questioned India’s Policy towards China and Russia when it has been noted that Chinese and Indian armies are on standoff since almost past one year.
Dec 23, 2020
Russia is a very important friend of India. Damaging our traditional relationships is short-sighted and dangerous for our future.
While on other hand two Foreign Affairs Experts Brahma Chelanney and Kanwal Sibbal has tweeted-
Dec 10, 2020
Lavrov covering for China with 50000 troops in Ladakh&changing explanations for violating all past agreements is surprising. His remarks implicitly condone China’s move as response to US manipulation of India. China presented as victim not India. Not right message to India.
• Dec 9, 2020
Russia's Sergey Lavrov bares his panda-hugging trait by claiming, "India is currently an object of the Western countries’ persistent, aggressive and devious policy as they are trying to engage it in anti-China games by promoting Indo-Pacific strategies, the so-called ‘Quad.’"
Indian Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs Ministry, Anurag Srivastva has tweeted in this regard-
Dec 23, 2020
Please see our response to a media report regarding the India-Russia Annual Summit.
Before that Russian premier Vladimir Putin has also told India as a longtime friend. Putin is now referred as Messiah in Russia and East Europe and is known for metamorphosizing Russia’s Image from a Socialist Country to that of believing in Christianity and other faith. This was evident when he took a three long dips in -14 degree centigrade chilling cross shaped water in Moscow as part of a Christian belief known as Epiphany. An you Tube Video and Putin wearing a Sheep overcoat before becoming strip and taking three dips in chilling water to celebrate Epiphany which represents his strong Christian belief.
On the other hand Russian Foreign Minister Lorov has said that USA is trying to block and confuse India on its relation with China. He further added that Russia and India’s defense ties spans India’s S 400 and many other such deals this year. Russia and India’s relations are very wide and has grown multifold since Prime Minister Narendra Modi came in power in India in 2014 who considers Russia as very special. He has converted Russia-India relation from Startegic,Economic,Military,IT to Political and many more. At BRICS we all friends are very close and there is great political coordination. For Russia Indo means entire Indian Ocean territory under control of India and Indo Pacific means Indian Territory and Pacific Territory while for USA the definition of Indo Pacific is different which brings China and India in an eyeball to eyeball in South China Sea which otherwise is a peaceful geography. He further added that my best friend Indian foreign minister Dr S Jaishanaker also agrees with my point. Perhaps he was referring to what Dr Jaishankar has once said that USA’s Indo Pacific strategy is not inclusive.
Lorov said that USA’a aggressive foreign policy in the region concerns tensions in the region. This aggression is a matter of concern in the Indo Pacific . We are friends of India . We try to think on the line that India and China both are our best brothers and can stay with peace in region. That's our policy is. We are together in BRICS and SCO which are powerful groups and are meant for cooperation and understanding and we can work on a Trilateral Format between Russia, India and China which is called RIC.