The American media built up President Donald J. Trump’s whirlwind trip to Asia to unfair levels…and then systematically (unfairly) tore it down when Trump returned. The President claims this was the most successful trip to Asia of any modern U.S. president, which is a stretch, to say the least. However, Trump’s trip WAS successful. He now needs to build off the personal connections he forged and truly pivot U.S. foreign policy toward this dynamic part of the world. Listen to find out why and how!
Most Western analysts are incorrect in their view on Russian foreign policy intentions. Very often, they focus solely on Russia’s western side and completely ignore Russia’s Far East. This backgrounder seeks to change that. After all, Russia without its Far East is not Russia. It is Muscovy. And that’s not a country, it’s an existential target.
This is a thought exercise as to how the U.S. can defeat Russia militarily: it lies in Russia’s weakened Far East, not in Europe.
For 8 years, the Obama Administration has expressed its intention to Pivot toward Asia. It has yet to effectively do so. Meanwhile, the Chinese continue their aggression and begin a pivot of their own: toward the West. The Obama pivot is incomplete and America’s dominant position in the Asia-Pacific has been lost.