… rafforzò le proprie capacità di horizon scanning e previsione strategica, seguendo una tendenza oramai sempre più diffusa presso i governi.
Lo ha annunciato Jones, l’attuale consigliere per la sicurezza nazionale statunitense, in un’intervista rilasciata a David Ignatius:
"Jones is convinced that the NSC process must evolve to deal with these problems — and with others that aren’t yet visible. He wants a bigger, better-funded staff that can work better across agency boundaries, and he’s building a new strategic planning cell that can "look beyond the horizon to see what’s coming at us." In describing his plans for the NSC, he talks like a Marine — stressing "agility, flexibility and proactivity"
Interessante un’affermazione contenuta nella stessa intervista riguardo ad un eventuale cambio di strategia verso l’Iran:
"Jones is an activist on the Palestinian issue, which he lists as a top priority for the new administration. He wants the United States to offer a guiding hand in peace negotiations — submitting its own ideas to help break any logjams between the Israelis and Palestinians. "The United States is at its best when it’s directly involved," Jones says. He cites U.S. diplomatic efforts in the Balkans. "We didn’t tell the parties to go off and work this out. If we want to get momentum, we have to be involved directly."
This stance may antagonize the new Israeli government of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, as may the prospect of U.S. diplomatic engagement with Iran. Ideally, the administration would like to explore a new security architecture for the Persian Gulf that recognizes Tehran’s rising power but also sets limits. But officials caution that such broad talks won’t happen quickly, given the mixed signals from Iran."