Skip to comments.Ian Bremmer says America is no longer 'indispensable', and that's bad news for Britain
Posted on 05/31/2015 2:24:05 PM PDT by Hojczyk
PF: In Superpower you outline three possible courses for American foreign policy:
1) keeping faith with the old Indispensable America that underwrites global stability
2) adopting a moneyball approach where the US pursues its narrow economic and security interests, or
3) an Independent America where the US gives up trying to solve the worlds problems, but seeks instead to lead by example by investing in Americas security and prosperity at home. While you invite readers to choose for themselves, you personally plumped for the Independent strategy why?
IB: I went for Independent because America needs a strategy that doesn't just last for three months or a year, but for a generation. And the world is moving in a direction where the promises of an indispensable America are going to be increasingly hard to fulfil.
We see that in terms of how much leadership there isn't in Europe, the challenge posed by a rising China, the implosion of the Middle East, the rise of terrorist organisations and even things like quantum computing which are going to undermine the power of nation states. So for all these reasons I think indispensable is deeply problematic.
IB: "I dont think so: the largest number of immigrants into the United States no longer comes from Mexico - as of 2014, it comes from China. And that means we are educating an entire generation of Chinese elites to understand that there is actually a very different kind of system out there.
We ultimately defeated the Soviets, in my view, not through an arms race. We ultimately defeated the Soviets through the power of things like Radio Free Europe, through the ideas that America were standing by.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
With Obama in the White House, America is not only NOT indispensible, it’s an international irrelevancy and laughing stock.
Obama: None of the above.
You reap what you sow with a feckless fool on a hill.
Those who have sold America’s manufacturing to communist China have sold out America.
Big time. China now exports more than America, and that is growing rapidly. We run a (massive) trade inbalance with China of 342 billion last year which is up again thus far this year, and we are doing NOTHING as democrats or as Republicans to stop that bleed-out.
America needs to re-industrialize.
Titans of global corporate wealth in concert with the current regime has already sold America to the highest bidder and in turn crumbling and collapse of the US manufacturing industries . As some of us may know the British Monarchy made a big mistake in ceding Hong Kong to China
A good description of Obama’s foreign policy: “...engagement cannot be half-assed. Engaging doesn’t mean telling people you’re going to engage and then screwing them over.”
With a quarter of Mexico living inside our borders security at home is a lost proposition.
In Obama’s mind, the UK likely represents everything evil about the West its culture and its history.
Even though he’s shown his feelings, there are still quite a few self-loathing Brits who still believe the hope and change crap.
Funny, you could probably say the same thing about Israel and American Jews.
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