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Lugar: the USA is losing strategic positions in the Caucasus and in Europe2009-01-23 15:53
The influence of the USA in the world is decreasing, and the United States should conduct a new foreign policy to prevent further loss of its strategic positions, Richard Lugar, an influential Republican Senator, addressed the administration of Barack Obama at today's Congress hearings.gt-en-newsitem-inside
He shared the opinion that accent in the US foreign policy should be shifted to diplomatic means to reach objectives. - ITAR TASS.
Lugar states that to make foreign policy more effective in long-term prospective, it must be not merely demilitarized. The US should renounce the approach of mere reacting on events, the senator highlighted.
He believes that the foreign course needs strategic insight, consolidation of its fundamental grounds, but not mere reaction on the steps of the countries like Iran or North Korea, he stated.
According to Lugar, the US are constantly losing its strategic advantage in Europe, Central Asia and the Caucus, whereas Russia is consolidating its positions as the energy supplier and NATO is enduring the growing discord within the organization.
The senator added that conflict in Georgia or recent gas transit stoppage by Russia may seem crises distant from the US, but it is regarded as inability of the United States and Europe to work out, by joint efforts, the strategy of energy supplies diversification.