After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the US remainedthe only superpower. Some authorities in the States decided that the Cold War was won. Based on this conclusion, the course was chosen to consolidate success and strengthen America's peremptory leadership. The country aspired to become the only center of the world in the 21st century.
A large number of American publicationspolitical scientists, as well as the development of "think tanks" suggest that US foreign policy is aimed at strengthening the positions of the leading power dictating the rules of life in the modern world. Comparison of the real behavior of America and the political materials devoted to this, allows to draw a conclusion that Washington does not intend to restrict itself in the means of implementing the conceived direction.
The US foreign policy has a clear hegemoniccharacter, as evidenced by such facts as the improvement and development of military capabilities, progressive work with the use of information and technological superiority, the use of leverage in the field of economics.
US foreign policy has always been characterizedthe use of force. To date, this component remains the leading means of implementing the country's external plans. Therefore, much attention is paid to the state of military equipment, arsenal, military development. The emphasis on this direction suggests that the US will not abandon the use of nuclear weapons if the US foreign policy demands it.
The US authorities have always understood that knowledge isforce. Therefore, the development of the information technology direction is extremely important for this country. Developments are often and actively used in foreign policy operations. The US foreign policy in the 21st century is aimed at keeping the preponderance of information technology factors on America's part. To prevent the leadership of any other country in that area is one of the most important tasks. For America, it is equally important that its strength and power be recognized throughout the world, causing trembling and submission. Therefore, active propaganda of American developments is being conducted around the world, being part of the propaganda activities of US specialists.
For America, one of the main roles is played byconsolidation of their developments and their recognition at the world level. This will allow them to attract the best specialists from other countries to work, while depriving these states of intellectual potential.
Foreign policy of the United States at the present stage inlargely consists of the management of financial leverage. This country carries out macroeconomic regulation, and also actively applies economic sanctions against other countries. This is the most multifaceted area of work. First of all, it is reflected in the use of the US national currency as the world currency. This allows the US to create economic conditions convenient for it. Although to date, the power of the dollar is more virtual than real. The further course of world domination with the use of aggressive methods can adversely affect the development of the whole world.