National Security Concerns for the U.S. Since the End of the Cold War
The fact that the majority of American mainstream politicians cherish the concept of Globalization does not make a whole lot of sense. We need to understand that Globalization is nothing by a synonym for economic interdependence and outsourcing, which in its turn, implies that countries affected by Globalization will have no choice but to yield a part of their national sovereignty. Let us illustrate this thesis with a concrete example.
In August of 2008, when Russia invaded Georgia, George Bush had threatened Russia with economic sanctions. In their turn, Russians were quick to remind George Bush that the whole America’s space exploration program, for the duration of next 10 years, relies on exploitation of Russian rocket launchers, because in 2008, NASA has grounded the whole fleet space shuttles as morally obsolete. Before the new American space shuttles are being designed, Russians are going to remain in charge of launching America astronauts into the space. Thus, there can be no doubt that economic interdependence had significantly lessened the degree of America’s sovereignty, as well as it heightened national security concerns. What would happen when Saudi
Arabia finally decides to pull off the mask of “America’s friend” and refuses to sell oil to America at dirt cheep prices? What would happen when China doubles taxes on American manufacturers that operate in this country, or orders them to move their production lines back into America, where workers are being paid more money as compensation for employers’ “racism”, “sexism” and “male chauvinism”, then for executing their professional duties?