The following article, “The Paradox of the Trump National Security Strategy and Regional Reality: Why the U.S. Needs to Rethink Eurasia.” offers a background, in part, to the need for current policy reformulation of the Biden administration. The article, while assessing the U.S. National Security Strategy (NSS) as was formulated by the Trump Administration’s national security team, provides up-to-date analysis of Eurasia and its relevance to U.S. national security objectives vis-à-vis China’s westward economic influences throughout southwest Asia and Eurasia as well as across mainland Europe. The analysis in this article offers a brief historical context of the lay of the land relevant to China’s Silk Road Economic Belt and the Twenty-First Century Maritime Road (or One Belt One Road – OBOR) initiatives; the European Union’s emergent interests in accessing China’s markets add a strong Eurasia dimension (in the sense of a 21st century vision of the world, as opposed to the older, more colonial geographical understanding). From this angle of analysis, the article explains how the active presence of key regional and international players – each with growing geopolitical and geoeconomic interests – can offer unprecedented opportunity for proactive U.S. and E.U. roles toward the economic influence of China and security ascendancy of Russia. Read More
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