What would happen if the US gave up the geopolitical "Great Game" and actually entered into mutually beneficial relations with Russia and China? John Quincy Adams promulgated this viewpoint as a concert of sovereign nations. The direction of history must be shifted toward mutual cooperation that benefits our progeny.
This means an understanding the the future of all mankind demands that we engage in the continuing development of revolutionary technologies in conquering extra terrestrial space. Salient in this effort will be commercial nuclear fusion, emphatically not "renewable" low energy density boondoggles.
Humanity must put behind itself the criminal legacy and genocidal machinations of "Empire" imperialism that runs through ancient Rome to "great britain." America must regain its mission enunciated by Benjamin Franklin to do the common good.
First Annual Message (December 6, 1825)
John Quincy Adams