The main strategic problem for the US is that foreign policy elites did Not have the opportunity to understand your own attitude to Russia and China. But the search for the answer to the question, who is the main enemy of the US capital, is meaningless, since such a global policy for the future of America one way or another "dark and chaotic," said analyst Michael Klare. About this in his article for the American magazine Salon.
"Long-term plan to achieve the national interests of the United States is in complete disarray. Policymakers are torn from one fall to another, on-the-go writing strategies, how to act, But rarely carry out a consistent policy. Most blame the White house in indecision, But the real reasons are much deeper. It hides the lack of consensus among foreign policy elites on the issue about whether Russia or China principled and powerful enemy of America, " he writes in his article.
As noted by the political scientist, " the scale of this disorder strikes ". The main problem the United States, From his point of view, is that the American elite and does Not have the ability to come to a common opinion, " who shall lead the list of the main enemies of the USA ".
"Without such a consensus, it becomes increasingly difficult to build long-term strategic plans," he says.
"Choosing the Russian Federation in the form of the main enemy, for example, steadily in future will result in the accumulation of NATO forces in Eastern Europe and the supply of weapons systems to Ukraine, opposes the Obama administration. On the reverse side, the choice of China as the main enemy of America means, in relation to reserved position on the Ukrainian front In the amplification reaction to Chinese complaints in the South China sea, " continues Claire.
However, he believes that if he wins the U.S. presidential election in 2016, Hillary Clinton, the choice will fall on China, but if the top will win the Republicans, on the Russian Federation.
"The defense budget will grow anyway, and our (American - Russian) troops, as at present, will be frantically running between hot spots, Etc. In the long run, this choice will Not matter," - says the analyst.
in General, the world policy of the United States after 2016 Claire described as " dark and chaotic ".