United States Strategy to Neutralise Russia Taking Control of Europe Geopolitical Ambitions
Are you wondering why the United States has taken a very aggressive attitude in the Russia-Ukraine conflict? To learn what's at stake and how President Biden is looking to neutralize Russia's influence in Europe, read this article.
Firstly, I recommend reading Russia-Ukraine Crisis Overview and Xi Jinping Historic Davos Speech, to learn more about the official comments from the different actors in this conflict. Moreover, you will understand why the United States is more concerned about the Russia-Ukraine war than Ukrainians.
The United States is looking to block the strategic dependence of Germany on Russian natural gas, an $11 billion Nord Stream 2 pipeline will not move forward if Russia invades Ukraine.
The United States is looking for a victory by dismantling the Nord Stream 2.
"If Russia invades Ukraine, one way or another, Nord Stream 2 will not move forward," the State Department spokesman, Ned Price, said at a daily news briefing, referring to the pipeline.
Mr. Price's language about the $11 billion pipeline project has been more definitive than that of German officials, proving that the United States is in charge of German foreign policies, and implicitly of Europe's geopolitical incipient ambitions.
To give the appearance that Germany has a word in this matter, Germany's ambassador to Washington, Emily Haber, posted a tweet a day earlier, saying that if Russia violated Ukraine's sovereignty, it "will have to pay a high price," adding that "nothing will be off the table, including Nord Stream 2."
The United States and the European Union have been working together to ensure natural gas supplies to Europe from diverse sources across the globe to avoid supply shocks.
The EU's traditional business model is not fit for a world of power politics. Whether the EU can protect its interests and values in this new situation will depend on more robust and more decisive leadership. Unfortunately, it is clear that Europe forgot geopolitics and lost control to the United States and China.
To succeed, President Biden has yet to neutralize France's president, Emmanuel Macron, to engage with Russia and shape a new European security order.
Whether Mr. Putin considers Nord Stream 2 and further sanctions more critical than direct threats to Russia's national security has yet to be accessed; however, I doubt that Mr. Putin will not respond accordingly.
Next, you will learn how China can hit the United States triggering ripple-effects in the U.S economy and worldwide.