Tuesday, March 29, 2005

ANALYSIS: Changing perceptions in emerging global order

Politically, the US would seek to engage centres of influence like its NATO and EU Allies, Japan, Russia, China and India. While there is little doubt that the US can perpetuate its global military “dominance”, there are doubts whether it can retain its global economic clout, to the exclusion of other players. The present global order is going to largely revolve around the directions that American policies take in quest for global “primacy”.. After attempting to engage the US and secure American recognition and respect for its interests in the erstwhile Soviet republics, President Putin appears to have concluded that there is a conscious US effort to contain and undermine Russian influence in its “near neighbourhood”, especially in the light of the recent developments in Georgia and Ukraine. Japan has won “unambiguous” American support for its candidature for Permanent Membership of the Security Council after it joined the US on the Taiwan issue.
China is now perceived by the Americans as a long-term challenge and threat, though there are disagreements within the US on how the emergence of China as a competing global power in the Asia—Pacific can be handled...........More