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A great start is swamped by a lousy finish. In my strategic vernacular, then, here's the key difference between the Old Core and the New Core WRT the long war against radical extremism: despite the wobbly types in Europe, the long war is a war of discipline for the Old Core. We enjoy the current world order and dealing with the radical jihadists is simply a matter of preserving our advantages. In contrast, for the New Core and for Seam States in general (like Turkey, Pakistan, Indonesia, Malaysia), the long war IS a war of survival, just as it is for the jihadists themselves, doomed as they are. in particular, will never wage and should never wage an all out or total war, nor should we put America on a war footing. It's unnecessary and unsustainable and unwise. So all that gibberish about "America's getting the war it deserves" is all wrong. America is getting the war that's appropriate for the risks entailed. Just as "loyalty militias" make natural allies in a sub national sense (we need someone who will provide security and kill our enemies loyalty militias exist to do just that), the New care is comprised of "loyalty countries" states that want the same basic goals as we do, but are more willing to kill to get there. Allying with the New Core is as much part of our effort to shrink the Gap as is building a Military Industrial Complex for nation building: it makes the "correct" answer of what to do (build the Sysadmin! support the New Core!) a natural given rather than a policy decision that has to be made every time. Tom's recent post about enaging China on building Africa is a must read. I already commented over at this blog. The Gap is essentially composed of the African and Islamic states in the world. However, the challenges we face in those theaters are remarkable different. In Africa, we're essentially building from weak foundations across the board. A difficult job, but a combination of Chinese money and American will can go a long way. In the Islamic world, however, we face intelligent, organized, and modern foes with not just allies, but actual compatriots among the Left. To me, this implies that we should focus on constructive engagement with Africa , and destructive disengagement with the Islamic world. That is, the flow of labor and capital should increase between the world economy and sub Saharan Africa, while American and her allies should focus on destabilizing the system of the Islamic belt and otherwise walling ourselves off. This may be "civilizational apartheid," but it should not serve to increase the positions of either the current regimes or the worst of their opponents. Two excelent posts this morning: Tom focuses on Chinese growth while Steve and Bradd note African stagnation. of the 1920s to Marc Faber, a well known money manager based in Thailand. economy was surging on hopes about technological changes like the radio and about the rise of a consumer class. Of course, the 1929 crash set in motion a host of new rule sets in America, prompting "the creation of basic investor safeguards that strengthened the market and probably limited fallout from later tumbles." So like I say, China will learn from scandals and crashes. The key for us, is how we mentor them in this process, because we've been there and done all that before. But you look at all that uncertainty and looming new rule sets that the Party knows full well it'll have to adopt as the country matures and moves through all these inevitable crises, and it's little surprise to me that China has no desire whatsoever to stick its neck out on the Burmas and Darfurs and Irans and North Koreas of the world. Why pick up the quagmire when you got this much going on at home? The rest of the Core needs China to do three things: Do not attack attack Taiwan or otherwise threaten the security of another Core state Develop a civil society Bring security to Africa The first goal is achieved through making it quietly but profoundly clear that the Communist Party could not survive a war with Taiwan. From encouraging the nuclearization of Japan and Taiwan to deepending military relationships with India, America has many tools to complement her navy and air force. The second part is achieved through economic and cultural openness, both by encouraging civil society organizations to develop within China and convincing China to drop protectionism against civil society organizations without. From Soros' Open Society Institute" to Ratzinger's "Catholic Church," large scale institutions are able and eager to replicate themselves within China. The last goal is harder. China's deepending engagement with Africa is fueld by her need for raw materials. As this rebel faction or that group of thugs kidnap Chinese workers to gain cash, China will be forced to export security to Africa. It combined with American logistics and UN bureaucratization, a substantial part of Africa's security oversight could be removed from locals and given to the Core. China is sometimes referred to as the "future of profit" or "future of threat." She may also be the future of Africa. Tom Barnett notes Patreaus appears to be detaching Iraqi Shia from the worst of the militias, like he earlier helped detach Iraqi Sunni Arabs from al Qaeda in Iraq: Interesting. To extent this repeats like Al Qaeda in Anbar, Petraeus may be pulling off a double. Like the Anbar Awakening, Patreaus appears to be smart enough to recognize victory when it presents itself. (This is no small accomplishment.) In particular, now that the Shia appear to have captured the seat of the Caliphs from their Sunni Arab rivals, the main benefit of the Shia militias (clear out Sunni houses, protection from Sunni terrorism) have gone away. Ethnological reboot successfully completed ethnic cleansing can provide the social harmony a nation needs for growth. 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