U.S. move to proxy confrontation tactics

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At the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, which ended on the Bali island in Indonesia, the president of the world 's leading economic power, the United States, was not present. And Barack Obama has not taken part in the APEC summit for the second time in a row. Last year, his absence was due to the preparations for the presidential election. This time, it was stalled by the conflict of the executive and legislative branches of government in the U.S., reminds the expert of the Russian Institute of Strategic Studies Boris Volkhonsky:

"Of course, the absence of Obama can in no way be considered as evidence of the refusal of the strategic pivot and return to Asia policy of the United States announced two years ago by the then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The current U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, who represented the U.S. in Bali, has clearly demonstrated that the Asia Pacific region is the focus of Washington's foreign policy. At the same time, he outlined the main goal of this policy as the containment of Chinese expansion in the region. This is what was the pivot of his speech in which he actively defended the need for early conclusion of an agreement on the organizational design of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), that is, a union of Asia-Pacific countries in which there were no room for either China or Russia".

But at the Bali summit, China was able to seize the initiative and signed a number of major agreements with countries that are considered satellites of the United States. In addition, a number of countries that are listed as Trans-Pacific Partners expressed doubt that the body will assume its organizational structure by the end of this year as Obama would like, emphasizes Boris Volkhonsky.

“This situation clearly shows that the U.S. simply cannot cope with the many challenges to their dominance posed by different regions of the world. Now, scalded with military adventures in Iraq and Afghanistan, the US is trying to shift the burden of conducting active operations on its allies. This is clearly demonstrated by the recent events in Libya and the situation around Syria.”

India in this context has a special role for the United States which apparently relies on the fact that Delhi is not too happy with the increasing influence of China. But we must remember that not so long ago, India had already " burned " when the United States, using the techniques of arm twisting, tried to get her round to its policy of sanctions against Iran. Reducing imports of Iranian oil, India immediately faced with a growing bunch of problems in the economy .

So India will probably have to decide to what extent its national interests coincide with the new political line of the United States. In the end, China is economically far more powerful a country than Iran, and try to engage China in confrontation in the Asia Pacific region can lead to even more disastrous consequences than the participation in the sanctions against the Tehran regime.