Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Social Science and Technology Education

Adjustment of US Diplomatic Strategy in the Context of “Energy Revolution”

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Xu Longchao
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Xu Longchao
Available Online April 2015.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/icsste-15.2015.181How to use a DOI?
Keywords
“Energy Revolution”; US Diplomacy; Strategic Contraction; “Retreat for Advancing”
Abstract

The “shale gas revolution” that broke out in the United States in 2008 is quietly changing global energy pattern. The United States depending on imported oil for long is expected to gain “energy independence” in the next 20 years. Subsequently, the behavioral pattern of the US diplomacy is also gradually shifting from “pre-emptive action”to “leading from behind”. While accelerating the pace of shifting its strategic focus eastwards,the United States without “oil burden” is speeding up its withdrawal from the Middle East by ingeniously adopting “selective engagement” and playing political game with Russia by taking advantage of the Achilles’ heel of European energy. Although there are signs of contraction in current US global strategy, however, with the sustained economic recovery and the materialized benefits of “energy revolution”, the United States will likely resume its active involvement in international affairs instead of maintaining its “strategic nonfeasance” posture within the next few years so as to reverse the unfavorable situation of its deteriorating hegemony.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Social Science and Technology Education
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
April 2015
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978-94-62520-60-8
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2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icsste-15.2015.181How to use a DOI?
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© 2015, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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