Pivot to Asia and Europe`s loss of importance. the associated loss of importance of Europe. A Geo-Strategic Perspective
When Donald Trump announces the withdrawal of about 12,000 U.S. soldiers, this is neither a “vendetta” against NATO member Germany, which does not want to increase its contributions, nor a change of strategy in American foreign and security policy. Quite the contrary: With this plan Trump is continuing the reorientation of the world power towards Asia (Pivot to Asia) already initiated under his predecessors. One of the concomitant effects: Europe and Germany are becoming less and less important. The article explains the geostrategic and geopolitical calculation behind the “Pivot to Asia” strategy of the US administration and explains how the negotiations for a “New START” agreement (limitation of nuclear weapons) – in future with China? – are to be placed in this context. He also explains the current structure of the U.S. bases in Germany.