Friday, September 9, 2011

Security:  U.S. Pulls Back from Lead Role in Conflicts: IISS

A war-weary United States will increasingly look for regional solutions to regional problems, playing a secondary "enabling" role in conflicts similar to the one it played in Libya, an influential think-tank said on Tuesday. Reuters

The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) said U.S. leadership was giving way to a world where "rotating coalitions of the willing and available," sometimes without the United States, would address international crises.

"There is a sense that the West is suffering from strategic arthritis and exhaustion (and) the rising powers of the East from strategic growth pains and indecision," Chipman said.

"The room for mavericks and rogues to maneuver for their own gain is thus expanded," he said without naming any.

For more, see U.S. Pulls Back from Lead Role in Conflicts: Iiss by Reuters, September 6, 2011 at NYTimes.com.

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