"The Pentagon has put the State Department out of business. NATO today particularly symbolizes that myopic and defensive orientation," he observed.
While Washington is primarily focused on creating defensive military architecture, Moscow and Beijing offer "a whole array of new economic plans, visions and projects" to support infrastructural and institutional development in Eurasia, including new roads, railways lines, maritime routes and all the auxiliary ties and arrangements that these projects involve.
Although these emerging structures "are not fundamentally defensive or military in nature," the United States is trying to ignore if not oppose the opportunities that this "bold new architecture" is offering to anyone eager to participate.
"Are we not hobbling ourselves by primarily promoting defensive alliances against Russia and China while a positive new world is under construction all across Eurasia – one that even Europe is finding hard to resist?" Fuller asked.