Cold War was the period when the USA had developed the strategy of world top power from perspectives the USA and the world, while advancing of globalization has changed the strategy and the politics to the USA in the world. These are two principally different approaches to the world. The first approach means demonstrating and reproducing world power even without networking and searching for mechanism of balance in the system. The second approach is primary networking and opportunities to demonstrate power and authority as an integrative partner.
The USA in the world would mean that the American politics will not accept the opportunity to help democratization of Syria using military power. Such power destroys everything and harms all people. Even if the protesters believe the USA should help, their voices could be provocation since the last what today the USA needs is war. The economy is still not very strong and the people live paycheck to paycheck without opportunities to save and feel that they really live in the USA – the place where everybody who works hard can become rich. Any war makes the country weaker. In contrast, such war helps Russia since the communist ideology rooted even today in former KGB Putin means aggression, terror and war as way to gain authority. Russia does have low standards of living the any war does not directly touch the standard of people. Such military conflict makes Russia stronger on the political stage and makes the world forget about the totalitarism and absence of democracy – issues which trouble not only China and Russia, but also other countries from the former communist regime block, especially Bulgaria. Helping democracy in the Balkans win is as important as in Syria, since globalization connects all countries, while political systems of totalitarism and dictatorship still troubles many countries.
There is only one power that may use military with global respect – it is United Nation. It can be expected Obama in future, after the end of his second mandate as a president, to begin to play global role as a politician probably through United Nation. Now it is a good time he to become very active and to make this organization work not only for Syria – for Bulgaria as well.
The USA in the world means gaining authority without visible or invisible violence; it means authority of humanity, knowledge and peaceful security. Hopefully on Tuesday the Congress and Obama will think about the present and future USA as world power of a global country and not how in past, in the period of the Cold War, the USA helped democracy. The time changes and the humanity strategies change. Humanity today means peace and non-violence.