New US Geopolitical Strategies: A Pivot to the Indo-Pacific – MIR (mironline.ca)
By Justine Peries On Nov 19, 2022
Until 2013, the United States had been intensively engaged in the Middle East for nearly two decades. After invading Iraq and Afghanistan, the US focused on liberalizing the region, dedicating its efforts to democratizing the two states. Through military deployment, agreements, and numerous investments, the United States, protecting its interests, became the strongest external power in the Middle East. However, after years of occupation that “…left policymakers—and the [American] public—exhausted,” the US is changing its geopolitical strategy. Today, the Biden administration appears to be seeking to reduce military presence in the Middle East while insisting that the US will not leave the region, even as Middle Eastern allies raise concerns that the US is now abandoning their countries. In the meantime, a new goal is emerging: reorienting US foreign policy to the Indo-Pacific.
A Pivot to the Indo-Pacific : The pivot to Asia is not a new strategy…
New Priorities : Although the interest in Asia is not new, the steps America takes to enhance its economic and military strategies in this region are becoming more explicit.
The Middle East: a lesser priority : The US is now worried about the security challenges emerging with China.
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