Interesting article by someone who asserts the Obama has displayed rare gamesmanship in fixing the potentials for global leadership in the decades to come.
Nothing I can add at this point, other than to say this game, once called 'The Great Game', is not new....
'Obama has been systematic in his reconstruction of US foreign policy: first of all pulling the United States out of the Middle East, second of all repairing the damage from misguided CIA covert operations, the three most disastrous [of which] alienated Cuba, Burma and Iran. Through bilateral diplomacy [the US] has systematically repaired relations with those three very important mid-range countries, most dramatically through the nuclear deal with Iran.
'Broader than that, Obama has come up with a strategy of splitting China's would-be world island, that unified Eurasian landmass, through two really bold treaties. One is the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the TPP, which if it goes through ... will split the eastern half of the Eurasian landmass, the Pacific littoral countries, those 12 nations that have about 40 per cent of world gross product, and shift that towards the United States.
'There's a longer-term one that Obama has started, the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, that seeks to split the other half of the Eurasian landmass, the European Union, and redirect it towards the United States. That's Obama's counter to China's economic move to unify the world island.'
The article is found here.