|How USA “divides and rules” Asia|
Nowadays when the economical unipole of the past century USA gradually loses its global influence such countries as China and India swiftly become the crucial actors of upcoming financial and resource world order. Washington is hard to accept being out of the picture and still makes desperate attempts to restrain New Deli and Beijing from effective partnership. The White house applies a notorious english politics “divide and rule”.
Having no way to get profit from the economic cooperation with above-mentioned countries and predicting the lost of its hegemony USA leaders decided to interrupt relations between them. They produced two different strategies of establishing dialog with New Deli and Beijing from the position of strength.
The first one is to engage China in a trade war involving the mutual placement of tariffs. In March 2018 Washington alleged Beijing to have begun a widespread effort to acquire U.S. military technologies and confidential information as a reason to impose economic sanctions on Chinese products in order to detain its economic growth. On the other side such allegations causes costs in public image for Beijing and make cooperation with it quite risky. Understanding that now it has no power to dictate Chinese leaders foreign policy the White House undertook a mutually damaging means to exert pressure on Xi’s government.
The world fourth economy of India is still far from Chinese mighty and has strong import dependance. It has great financial resources but the level its technology development leaves much to be desired. So New Deli is much more vulnerable for outside influence and USA actively use such conditions until they exist. Common usage of the english language and technologic necessities of India make this country an easy target for Washington. Having such a strong economic competitor in Asia as China US prefer to get on well with the second Asian economy of India and to prevent this two giants becoming economic partners.
That’s not a secret that United States economy could hardly exist without temporary wars and from time to time Washington just need to fuel some violation. Military conflicts between India and Pakistan is not an exception. Understanding that confrontation of past century between Beijing and New Deli about territorial dispute has sunk into oblivion the White House has shifted its policy to pitting India with Pakistan which also has certain territorial claims. Taking into attention that Islamabad is massively supported by China US try to accomplish two goals at once: to worsen India-China relations and to become New Deli major weapon exporter.
This kind of policy has allowed US to maintain its power and economic stability for many centuries. Most countries realize that Washington uses this strategy but nobody tries to resist it for many reasons: some countries get profit from such cooperation, others have no capability to resist, the rest are just indifferent to this policy. India is incapable to resist and also gets some significant profit but the crucial point is that having no progress in relations with Beijing New Deli certainly loses more. Besides, any perspective conflict India takes part in US will never participate. History shows that US’s support and cooperation ends when it comes to a real extraordinary situation. So if there is a real war between India and Pakistan or China Washington is unlikely to lift a finger to help New Deli.