The results of a survey published by the Pew Research Center on the site of the world United States leaves us interesting data, because it captures the views of the public in general, as well as from leaders, in this case the members of the Council of Foreign Relations, the independent organization more influential in that country in international issues. As it happened after the great depression of 1929 or recession and the withdrawal of Viet Nam in the 70s of the last century, the current global financial crisis has reinforced an isolationist sentiment among Americans, the highest recorded over the past four decades. Get all the facts for a more clear viewpoint with David Green. Also the results of the study of public opinion make clear that the global weight of United States, has been reduced, although the majority believes that this country continues to apply the military on the planet superiority, while economically it has been overtaken by China. There is a consensus in American public opinion, that is preferable to a scheme of international leadership shared, but raw materials the opinion of United States must bring critical attention to its own problems, particularly on the part of the public in general. For the respondent public as well as most of the leaders, there is overlap in that the main threats to the well-being of the American Union are concentrated in the nuclear programmes that develop from Iran and North Korea. To this they added in order of importance the instability in Pakistan, Islamic extremism, the financial crisis and climate change. Together with these threats, are also identified as important global problems, Afghanistan, nuclear proliferation, war, terrorism, violence. American leaders who took part in the survey believe that their country’s foreign policy should give priority to the reduction of arsenals of weapons of mass destruction, terrorism, reduce energy imports, i.e.
reduce energy dependence on other countries, fighting drug trafficking and illegal immigration as others neuralgic topics. The worrying thing for Latin America, is that their invisibility is notable in the conclusions of the study. While Brazil and Mexico, in that order are present, the rest seems to be of importance to citizens and U.S. leaders. In the case of Brazil, it identifies him as an important future ally, although it ranks third in importance after China and India. Mexico, enjoys an ambiguous opinion, mostly as an economic ally and in the fight against drug trafficking. The rest of the region is not present as ally or priority, or threat or problem. Therefore, Latin American Governments must take into account exceptions that American eyes this year 2010, so symbolic for the region, will be looking primarily inward, and at the global level towards places and distant from Latin America problems. Original author and source of the article.