According to a recent Gallup survey, the US public see China as less of a threat. See this interesting, short article published by The Hill. Check it out!
via Poll: Public sees smaller threat in China economy | TheHill.
It seems that Russia and North Korea are top of the list of perceived threats. But Iran and Iraq remain large national security threats. It’s interesting to see how Americans see Iran as less of a threat. Perhaps, Obama’s policy in relation to Iran has lulled the US public?
The American public are being misinformed about the nature and size of threats.
Dr Alf has brought us similar articles before but under Obama the waters have been muddied and risks have not been properly considered or assessed.
The biggest long term threat is militant Islam and the attempts by Saudi Arabia,Qatar and Kuwait to create a global caliphate.
Russia will build a buffer around itself with parts of the Ukraine and in the end we will do nothing because NATO has a treaty to defend its member states and the Ukraine is not one of them.
The UK has neither the forces or the ability to impose its will alone so it can do little more than huff and puff and America will not unilaterally go to war and Vladimir Putin knows it.
North Korea is a useful bogeyman but Iran is a real threat to oil supplies.
China is a threat to America’s pride and by holding American debt is in a strong position to resist American pressure