Geopolitical Winds Blow in China’s Direction

31 Jul

Among those who comment influentially from the sidelines of power, there are new trends visible in thinking about American foreign policy. The most salient of these concerns is a shift away from the post-9/11 counterterrorist agenda to a new phase of mainstream policy advocacy that emphasizes the renewed strategic importance of geopolitical rivalry among leading sovereign states. There is also a shift away from the temptations of military intervention and regime change as a favored Western tactic for sustaining influence in the post-colonial world. There is a realization, at least temporarily, that adventures in military intervention, whether Afghanistan, Iraq, or Libya, are just that—“adventures,” if not fiascos. And costly too, rarely a success even when overwhelming military superiority is brought to bear.

via Richard Falk: Geopolitical Winds Blow in China’s Direction – Guernica / A Magazine of Art & Politics.

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