Feel free to suggest edit. I am not from a English speaking country. Apologies for mistakes, if any
Linked below is an editorial from China Daily, and might not have so-called proofs. The question is inspired from that article. But I am not concluding the things written in that article are true.
An excerpt from the reference:
After vowing to ban the popular short-video sharing app TikTok in the United States on Friday, the US president is reportedly weighing the advantages of allowing Microsoft to purchase its US operations. [...]
The tactic involves the president promising punishment for some perceived wrongdoing, followed by indications from other administration officials that the punishment might not be forthcoming. This is followed soon after by some close to the president saying that he intends to make good on his threat, sparking a sharp rise in tensions again. All with the aim of getting what the US administration wants.
What I understood from that:
A nation can, if it wishes threaten another country and take advantages.
What I am not saying:
US (or Trump administration) is doing that.
Are there any organisations which safeguard a nation against such threats for advantages by another nation?
Optionally, feel free to include any historical examples (if any).