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The National Interest: The US advantage over China, Russia and others, which was in 1990's, turned out to be ephemeral

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The National Interest published an article by Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Trade, Robert Farley, which says that the United States began to lose its superiority militarily, politically and economically - and this is the process of “normalizing” the balance of international forces, so the American authorities will have to put up with this fact .




According to Farley, Washington cannot accept the loss of world domination as it becomes obvious that the concept of Pax Americana, according to which the United States should decide the fate of the world in the post-war period, failed.

"At the beginning of the 1990's. The United States achieved a level of military and political superiority that it rarely saw история modern state system. This dominance was built at the expense of long-term economic stability and growth, which rarely occurs in developed economies. The extremely favorable geographical position emphasized this advantage, ”- quotes an excerpt from the article RIA "News".

At the same time, according to the analyst, in the United States there were contradictions between conservatives, who understood that the time of American domination would end, and neo-cons who could not accept this fact.

At the same time, Farley notes that Washington needed to control India and China, which demonstrated high growth rates, as well as the traditional military forces of Eurasia, including the Russian Federation, Germany and Japan.

“Surprisingly, some of these things turned out. Germany and Japan remain relatively docile and harmless. But Russia is trying to maintain control over its border areas. The US advantage over China, Russia and others, which was in the 1990s, turned out to be ephemeral, and the shrinking gap is a consequence of a return to a more “normal” balance of international forces, ”emphasizes Farley.
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  1. Abbra
    Abbra 22 September 2015 10: 14
    +10
    As the well-known saying goes - Not all Shrovetide cat ... "
    1. Vitaly Anisimov
      Vitaly Anisimov 22 September 2015 10: 25
      +13
      Putin calculated everything correctly .... Alone, we would have been crushed for a long time. Do you feel men, how has the rhetoric of the West changed? Oh, such articles would have been here about three years ago ..))))) fellow But all the difficulties are still ahead .. Do not relax! This is an order! soldier
      1. zeleznijdorojnik
        zeleznijdorojnik 22 September 2015 10: 34
        +19
        While there is no NATIONAL IDEA to compare the real power of states, using the number of pieces of iron in their arsenals, it makes no sense. In the 41st, the defenders of Moscow had 1000 tanks and a million people, the Germans had 2000 tanks and 2 million people, but ours had an IDEA and they won.
        1. Alexey-74
          Alexey-74 22 September 2015 11: 38
          +2
          The United States and NATO understand only power and everything, the rest of the debate is only for diplomats. Accordingly, there is a powerful army - there will be an equal dialogue between the powers.
          1. NEXUS
            NEXUS 22 September 2015 12: 45
            +2
            Quote: Alexey-74
            Accordingly, there is a powerful army - there will be an equal dialogue between the powers.

            To at least hear you need to have a strong army, and our task is more complicated, with the rearmament and equipment of the army and the navy, we must become a "pole of strength" without, but even if. And work in this direction "start and finish." But after all, we are doing and moving forward In this direction. Only thieves in the defense industry (and in politics) are too much. Legislation must be tightened and theft on a national scale (the story of Serdyuchka and Manka-bonds, that is, Vasilyeva) should be equated with treason.
          2. Volzhanin
            Volzhanin 22 September 2015 14: 54
            +1
            And since the American people themselves are unprecedentedly cowardly - to demonstrate and use force - is not only possible, but also necessary.
        2. NordUral
          NordUral 22 September 2015 13: 24
          +1
          That's it! Everything rests on someone to fight for something. For Abramovich, Deripasok? It’s time to decide where and with whom we and ours are going? power. Then everything will become clear in the military alignment of forces, without the 5-th column in power.
      2. unsinkable
        unsinkable 22 September 2015 10: 50
        +2
        And I already ran for a beer. To return? drinks
    2. siberalt
      siberalt 22 September 2015 10: 32
      +6
      The advantages of any state in its people, rooted in many thousands of years of history. And Russia also has innumerable wealth of mineral resources.
    3. jPilot
      jPilot 22 September 2015 10: 36
      +14
      In this context: Not all CATTLE carnival laughing wink
    4. marlin1203
      marlin1203 22 September 2015 10: 40
      +2
      "Missed" laughing flash!
    5. andranick
      andranick 22 September 2015 10: 43
      +7
      Sorry, but there is no faith in the loss of strength of the US Army. The fact that the Russian army has more or less risen to its feet is a fact which, however, does not give the right to hatred.

      Recently frequent statements in the US press like "Russia is the aggressor", "our weapons are not able to cope with the Russian and Chinese", "the fighting efficiency of the army has fallen," and so on. are intended (in my opinion) for domestic consumption and have (in my opinion) only one purpose - to inflame anti-Russian hysteria and set up American society in the style of "everything_was_was_will_do_not_give_money_
      army. "Then the society will more easily grab an increase in the military budget, and military corporations and their lobbyists with PR specialists will get their legitimate profit.

      In any case, reading such articles, I am amazed at the huge number of cheers and patriots. And if this is a reflection of the mood not only in VO, but also in society, then the symptom is not only not pleasant, but also alarming.
      1. unsinkable
        unsinkable 22 September 2015 11: 03
        +2
        Colleague, I see two facts that explain the situation a little. The first one is described by you. I agree. And the second one is still reducing the gap between our armies in combat power in our favor. You must agree that both of these facts allow the US military to extort money. I completely agree with you about hatred and mood in society.
        1. andranick
          andranick 22 September 2015 11: 10
          0
          Quote: unsinkable
          .And the second is still the reduction of the gap between our armies in combat power in our favor. Agree, both of these facts allow the US military to extort money

          Yes, and I'm about the same.
          1. andranick
            andranick 22 September 2015 11: 27
            0
            From the latest news on VO:
            "NI: Chinese Aircraft Carriers May Oppose US Navy"
            "The USA has developed a coating for aviation that makes it invisible"
            I think if you dig news over the past week, there will be a hundred news stories like this. Well, or with half a hundred - for sure
        2. Cube123
          Cube123 22 September 2015 11: 23
          +1
          There is also a third factor. The US is interested in Russia getting involved in some kind of war. Therefore, it may just be a provocation. It is suggested: "you are so cool, no one can compete with you." This type of self-confidence lowers the threshold for deciding to start hostilities.
    6. RBLip
      RBLip 22 September 2015 10: 43
      +2
      Quote: Abbra
      As the well-known saying goes - Not all Shrovetide cat ... "

      Well, soon Not all of the cottage cheese is cat - when the muzzle is on the threshold ... and the threshold for the muzzle is getting closer and closer.
  2. fox21h
    fox21h 22 September 2015 10: 15
    +5
    Reasonable opinion, it is a pity that most likely it will not be heard by the ruling circles of the United States
    1. Observer2014
      Observer2014 22 September 2015 10: 31
      +2
      I, as I understand it, to our Chinese, merged (sold, gave in return for some service) the technology of the 70s for the destruction of ships with ballistic missiles, which we could not implement, again, by some agreement with the United States. Now the "printing paper" was running around like cockroaches. To see, there is already not enough green paper to grease for an army that would be competitive with ours and the Chinese.
  3. HAM
    HAM 22 September 2015 10: 15
    0
    An American F / A-18 fighter-bomber crashed near a US Navy military base in northern California, the Associated Press reported on Tuesday, September 22. At the moment, the causes of the crash are being investigated. The agency reports that the plane crashed in a field 4,8 km from the military base, and the pilot managed to eject and landed by parachute. Base spokesman Mark Calero praised the pilot as "good."

    As the saying goes "NO COMMENTS"!
    1. Slavin
      Slavin 22 September 2015 10: 26
      +4
      Is news smoothing our falling planes?
      1. zeleznijdorojnik
        zeleznijdorojnik 22 September 2015 10: 36
        +5
        What does the American accident have to do with it? And we are falling. The pilot is not responsible for the ideas of Obama and Congress. Thank God that I survived.
      2. HAM
        HAM 22 September 2015 11: 02
        +1
        In part, yes, so that they know, not only we are falling, but somehow it is one-sided, our falls are savoring, but nothing is said about the rest.
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    3. tomket
      tomket 22 September 2015 10: 32
      0
      Quote: HAM
      and the pilot managed to eject and landed on a parachute.

      Well done pilot!
      1. unsinkable
        unsinkable 22 September 2015 11: 57
        0
        That catapulted successfully, well. About the fellow, yes he went ....
  4. roskot
    roskot 22 September 2015 10: 18
    +1
    Empires come and go. And the American empire comes sunset. Alas, this is life.
  5. sinukvl
    sinukvl 22 September 2015 10: 18
    +14
    Was there a boy?
    1. tomket
      tomket 22 September 2015 10: 31
      +2
      With a range and percentage, something is clearly confused)))))
    2. Tusv
      Tusv 22 September 2015 10: 37
      +2
      Quote: sinukvl
      Feel the difference

      We compare the Swan's armament with the Spirit and spill 1,5 times into three. X's characteristics one hundred and second are staggering
  6. Sasha75
    Sasha75 22 September 2015 10: 19
    +2
    He said obvious things, and if he explained everything with numbers, yes, how the article was used, and so what.
  7. cerbuk6155
    cerbuk6155 22 September 2015 10: 20
    +2
    An amazing article and how it was allowed to publish in the USA, eh, they gave a blunder. Someone in the US after this article will not be sweet. laughing laughing soldier
  8. Buffalo
    Buffalo 22 September 2015 10: 24
    +2
    In 1963, on the building of the GUM, in Moscow, from the side of Red Square, someone hung a huge caricature on Khrushchev. The bald one was depicted with upturned pockets.
    So, the United States today resembles this caricature. America is actually bankrupt, a soap bubble that will inevitably burst soon.
  9. 2224460
    2224460 22 September 2015 10: 25
    +4
    The US advantage over China, Russia and others, which was in the 1990s, turned out to be ephemeral
    Unfortunately, we ourselves, too, by our "sucking" with a mattress, and by sawing ICBMs on needles, contributed to this. And the "dancing" of a drunken EBN, and our throaty liberal, only contributed to this.
    Germany and Japan remain relatively docile and harmless
    Given the number of military bases on their territory, these are more likely colonies than independent states.
    1. Buffalo
      Buffalo 22 September 2015 12: 36
      0
      That the colony, yes! After the war, the Yankees exported gold reserves from Germany.
      But, if the Japanese are forbidden even to discuss aloud the topic of American nuclear bombing, in Germany they talk about everything openly.
  10. atamankko
    atamankko 22 September 2015 10: 25
    +2
    Many dream of seeing Russia on their knees,
    calm down - will not work, inflexibility
    the main feature of our character.
  11. afrikanez
    afrikanez 22 September 2015 10: 37
    +2
    “In the early 1990s. The US has reached that level of military and political superiority
    And what do you think, due to whom this level was achieved? It seems to me that at the expense of Russia. The country was plundered from the United States. Now we all returned it back, and in 90 it was just that. Here you have the result .... AMERICOS STREET STARTED FOR THE WHOLE WORLD, THAT WE ARE VERY BAD! Wait, we’ll show you something else, bastard .. and striped. angry
  12. Arandir
    Arandir 22 September 2015 10: 45
    +2
    Quote: atamankko
    Many dream of seeing Russia on their knees,
    calm down - will not work, inflexibility
    the main feature of our character.

    The Russians are kneeling down with the goal of knitting the berets and kissing the flag. Therefore, it would be better if they did not see Russia on their knees.
    1. Svyatogor
      Svyatogor 22 September 2015 10: 49
      +14
      In my opinion, he said correctly.
  13. Mama_Cholli
    Mama_Cholli 22 September 2015 10: 49
    0
    "... and the narrowing gap is the result of a return to a more 'normal' balance of international power," ... "
    ...AMEN!
  14. slizhov
    slizhov 22 September 2015 10: 52
    0
    and there’s no reason to go to the grandmother ...
    Uncle Sam’s nervousness shows that apart from raising hands, they won’t succeed with us ... :)
  15. Region 23
    Region 23 22 September 2015 11: 01
    +1
    The first new diesel-electric submarine arrived in Novorossiysk to the place of basing
  16. tyras85
    tyras85 22 September 2015 11: 02
    +1
    The Americans will "do bad things" until they knock out from 3 nuclear powers: Russia, China, India. Such a "bundle", to achieve the goal of breaking the backbone of a unipolar world order, is quite reasonable. But ONLY at a certain historical stage. At the same time, Russia must then be extremely INDEPENDENT!
  17. Buffalo
    Buffalo 22 September 2015 11: 03
    0
    I can not agree with the author. - Germany is not what it used to be. People realize that Merkel’s actions do not meet the interests of the Germans. A number of recent events in Germany eloquently indicate that mass demonstrations and the removal of Merkel are possible, at least for the fact that they have flooded the country with migrants.
    And Japan - yes. I do not exclude the possibility that soon the Japanese will participate in international military conflicts. The lackey country is American.
  18. MATROSKIN-53
    MATROSKIN-53 22 September 2015 11: 07
    0
    No, but they thought that the Russians would break their hat in front of them? Horseradish guessed! Here you can probably get a hat from the Russians ...
    1. lukewarm
      lukewarm 22 September 2015 11: 25
      0
      20 years of breaking. Accustomed to. It would be easier not to accustom. For then retrain is difficult. Once you go down, then it’s almost impossible to rise later.
  19. olimpiada15
    olimpiada15 22 September 2015 11: 12
    +1
    Quote: Bison
    America is actually bankrupt, a soap bubble that will inevitably burst soon.

    The fact that America is actually bankrupt is true
    That soap bubble is also true
    But who will let this soap bubble burst?
    None of all the "elites" of the world, including the Russian ones, will not allow this to happen, they will continue to support this green candy wrapper, pumping out and giving away national wealth for it, scraping the last pennies from the pockets of citizens of the countries and taking away the last crumbs - this is the essence of capitalism ...
  20. kasimsot
    kasimsot 22 September 2015 11: 14
    0
    Had a dream: GDP Opru spire. Will Trump be next president for the end of the US?
  21. Redfox3k
    Redfox3k 22 September 2015 11: 18
    +1
    Quote: sinukvl
    Was there a boy?

    Tu160 as it would be more appropriate to compare with B1B, and with B2 we still have nothing to compare. Yes and no reason.


    Quote: tyras85
    The Americans will "do bad things" until they knock out from 3 nuclear powers: Russia, China, India. Such a "bundle", to achieve the goal of breaking the backbone of a unipolar world order, is quite reasonable. But ONLY at a certain historical stage. At the same time, Russia must then be extremely INDEPENDENT!

    India should not be attributed to Russia and China. They live according to the principle "my house is on the edge." They don't care about the Americans' habits of world domination, so you should not count on the Indians.
  22. ARES623
    ARES623 22 September 2015 12: 07
    0
    “In the early 1990s. The United States has reached the level of military and political superiority that history of the modern state system has rarely seen. This dominance was built through long-term economic stability and growth, which rarely occurs in developed economies. An extremely advantageous geographical position emphasized this advantage. ”
    But about geography, you need to be more careful in your estimates. Especially in light of the positive dynamics in the development of the "Canyon" system. Underwater drones with nuclear power plants and a megaton charge on board are not fireworks for "independence day". You can recall Yellowstone, which is also not a "pipe of peace". There are enough sore spots in the USA, and serious ones. And given that in the next 10-15 years China will also approach hypersound, the United States should ponder over the real trio of EQUAL partners with respect for the geopolitical interests of each.
  23. Dormidosha
    Dormidosha 22 September 2015 12: 11
    0
    I agree that while there is no idea to rejoice prematurely
  24. mamont5
    mamont5 22 September 2015 12: 33
    0
    "The US advantage over China, Russia and others in the 1990s turned out to be ephemeral."

    Because, Americans are used to gaining an advantage not by their achievements, but by destroying (in any way) their adversary countries. What they are trying to do now, but ... it doesn’t always work out.
    1. Buffalo
      Buffalo 22 September 2015 12: 39
      0
      U.S. achievements are undoubtedly, and considerable. Some we still can not achieve for a long time, for example, productivity, the size of the gross product.
      Huge, worldwide cooperation, bases, control of the financial and political spheres ...
  25. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 22 September 2015 12: 55
    0
    The US began to lose its superiority militarily, politically and economically,

    How I want to believe it!
  26. Lee_Mubai
    Lee_Mubai 22 September 2015 12: 58
    +1
    We need to think less about what and how it is in the rear-wheel drive of the USA, and more to do for our country !!!
  27. X Y Z
    X Y Z 22 September 2015 13: 42
    0
    And what is it that we have a whole bunch of articles about the military advantage of the Russian Federation and the shortcomings of the American army? Really lobbyists are going to knock out additional appropriations for the army and they need horror movies to push what they want.
  28. smith7
    smith7 22 September 2015 14: 04
    0
    The recognition by one American person of the abnormality of US hegemony in the 90s cannot but rejoice us. Moreover, the trend is strengthening. But this is no reason to relax, alas. It is necessary to work, to create material values.
  29. clidon
    clidon 22 September 2015 16: 01
    0
    Is it interesting that the National Interest is somewhere else popular just like in RuNet?