US grand strategy and Central Asia

Cultura, storia e programmazione strategica di un progetto ancora in corso.

After the demise of the Cold War, US strategic planning gradually adjusted tothe new security environment, aiming to maintain its dominant global posi-tion while increasingly emphasizing regional security, governance issues andthreats from non-state actors. The George W. Bush administration greatly ac-celerated these trends. US grand strategy today is one of global primacy,characterized by a dual focus on preventing the rise of any regional hege-monic powers while addressing regional security issues stemming fromtransnational and non-state threats.
Current US grand strategy exhibits, as it has for decades, two fundamentalcomponents: geopolitical reasoning and ideological interests. The geo-graphical focus of US strategy has gradually shifted to a broad arc stretchingfrom Western Africa to Southeast Asia, an area rich in vital strategic resourcesand widespread political and social instability.

Fonte: Norwegian Intitute for Defence Studies
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