The Diplomat: America has nothing to offer Russia except sanctions


About whether China should fear a reset in relations between Russia and the United States, writes Ka-Ho Wong for the popular online publication The Diplomat.


After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Russian Federation and the United States several times tried unsuccessfully to establish relations. The Clinton administration’s interaction with the new democratic Russia was interrupted by eastward expansion of NATO and military intervention in Kosovo. Further, although Russian President Vladimir Putin offered his help in the American war on terrorism, the invasion of Iraq, the “color revolutions” in the post-Soviet space and the conflict in Georgia again aggravated bilateral relations. The "reset" of the Barack Obama administration with Russia did not last long either.

These repeated failures, according to the author, illustrate the systematic confrontation between the two countries. Russia perceives itself as an equal partner with the West, and not as a loser in the Cold War, with which the United States categorically disagrees.

The prospect of a new “reset” remains bleak. And Moscow’s interaction with Washington has a limited goal - extending the new START treaty, which is in the mutual interest.

In connection with the impending prospects of a new bipolar world, Russia is likely to unite with China against the United States, the expert suggests. It should not be expected that the Kremlin will radically change its external policies with respect to America, because their deep-rooted contradictions cannot be resolved.

Washington also has little to offer Russia to return it. Relations will remain tense, if not frozen at all.

Russia also needs China for its economic and technological development, says Ka-Ho Wong. The two powers complement each other, and the volume of trade between them grew in the first quarter of this year by 3,4 percent. Celestial remains a source of non-Western for the northern neighbor of technologies.

But the most important thing is noted in the article that the partnership between the Russian Federation and the PRC is due precisely to systemic factors, their general resistance to American hegemony. Both China and Russia are opposed to a Western-oriented world order.

However, there is another scenario in which the Kremlin acts as a balancer to prevent any global hegemony. But it is very difficult to implement.

If Putin wants to restore Russia's place as an independent global power, Moscow should step up its efforts to develop relations with other regional players, including the EU, Japan and India.

- the author concludes.
  • Used photos: kremlin.ru
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  1. If this fat-bellied woman in an embroidered shirt - Anikita Khrushch - did not quarrel with China at the 20th Congress of the CPSU, then the Union would have survived and the measure would have sat with its tail in!
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  3. Smirnoff Offline Smirnoff
    Smirnoff (Victor) 12 May 2020 00: 22
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    America has nothing to offer Russia, except for sanctions ???
    Have you forgotten about viruses ??? So I will remind !!!

    The Americans announced the start of a new viral attack on humanity.
    US intelligence agencies have thrown into the American media a plan according to which they will infect the whole world with tuberculosis or another, but also DEATH virus.
    CNBC is an American cable and satellite business news channel.
    According to the SINTER plans of the US special services, over the next five years, between 2020 and 2025, it is estimated that at least 6,3 million people will be infected with tuberculosis, moreover, they are planning over 1,4 million DEATHS.

    US intelligence agencies are hiding behind the research of organizations that have long been working for the US secret services !!!
    - Imperial College London,
    - Avenir Health, Johns Hopkins University,
    - notorious for its provocations - US Agency for International Development.
    - and many others, scattered across many countries and which are also managed and paid for by US intelligence agencies.

    Their document uses data taken mainly from three countries with a high level of infection - India, Kenya and Ukraine, which are then extrapolated to the whole world.

    Ukraine is mentioned in the report here for a reason.
    She is next to Russia.
    There are 14 secret bio laboratories in the USA Pentagon in Ukraine !!!
    Americans will infect Ukrainians with modified tuberculosis with an eye on Russia and will send them to Russia under the guise of refugees and job seekers.
    The United States destroyed the Ministry of Health of Ukraine and the honey system. assistance, in order to then organize in Ukraine an epidemic of the deadly virus, including the new modified tuberculosis virus, which were created in the bio laboratories of the Pentagon in the USA.
    The measles epidemic in Ukraine is the work of Americans.
    Under the gun of the US intelligence all countries of the former USSR!
    Near China, in which tuberculosis will also appear, according to the SINNING plans of the USA.

    WHO recognizes tuberculosis as "the most contagious deadly disease."
    Tuberculosis is caused by a bacterium, and the disease usually affects the lungs.
    However, this disease is treated with antibiotics.
    Given the availability of effective treatments, the main method for fighting tuberculosis is testing and reaching as many people as possible.

    Russia needs to be prepared to repel an American tuberculosis attack on our country.

    CNBC is an American cable and satellite business news channel.