America’s T-Strategy

Die US-Hegemonie und die Korrektur der US-Außen- und Energiepolitik


  • Malte Daniljuk



USA, Hegemonie, Geopolitik, Energiepolitik, Außenpolitik


The recent escalation of conflicts in the periphery of the European Union and the changes in transatlantic foreign policy can be understood partially as the result of a reorganization of the global energy policy. After the financial crisis of 2008, the new US administration pursued a strategy of lowering the energy costs. The necessary surpluses were created by new production technologies of oil and natural gas (fracking). Part of this successful strategy was a partial military withdrawal from conflict regions and a reduction of the direct involvement in the Greater Middle East. Starting from a highly productive heartland, the American Empire opens up world markets and secures global trade routes. The Transatlantic and Transpacific Free Trade Agreements (TTIP and TPP) are supposed to trigger a new economic stimulus with North America at its center: America’s T-Strategy. Analyzing the development of energy policies and foreign policy discussions within elite networks, the article argues that this strategy is directed mainly against the rising powers Russia and China.


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Daniljuk, M. (2015). America’s T-Strategy: Die US-Hegemonie und die Korrektur der US-Außen- und Energiepolitik. PROKLA. Zeitschrift für Kritische Sozialwissenschaft, 45(181), 529 – 544.

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