The head of private intelligence agency Stratfor, George Friedman, publicly said that the US government considers preventing a Russian-German alliance its primary strategic objective. The US government sees a threat to its hegemony as the world's sole superpower in the creation of such a union, he said. In his speech, Stratfor chief drew attention to the possibility of an effective bond between German technology and capital with Russian natural resources. Such a possibility threatens the US government, Friedman said, Pravda.Ru reports.
Thus, another combination may appear in global geopolitics: the United States and Eurasia as the basis of the bipolar world. As an example of a real counteraction to this threat, Friedman resorted to the US intervention in political affairs in Ukraine that resulted in a coup and a civil war hotspot in Europe.
American political scientist George Friedman is the head of Stratfor Global Intelligence, which he founded in 1996. Stratfor is headquartered in Texas. Stratfor consults more than 4,000 companies, individuals and governments around the world. Among the clients of Stratfor are such organizations as Bank of America, the US State Department, Apple, Microsoft and Lockheed Martin, Monsanto, Cisco and other large commercial firms and organizations.
George Friedman is the author of "The next 100 years," published in 2009, in which he discusses challenges to global security in the 21st century. In the book, he wrote that between 2020 and 2030, Turkey, Poland and Japan, with US support, will become influential regional powers. Friedman paid special attention to the formation of a strong pro-American bloc of the countries of Eastern Europe. The bloc will act solely in the interests of the United States to counter the reviving Russia, Pravda.Ru reports.
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