Expert: Russia is using its chance to fill the geopolitical vacuum in the world


Robert Service writes on the Russian role in the Middle East and other regions of the world in the context of relations between Moscow and Washington on the website of the Hoover Institute for War, Revolution and Peace (USA).


The author recalls that although an extremely erroneous opinion is spread in the West that Russia is a newcomer to this Middle East region, Russians were actively present there both during the imperial and Soviet periods. Now the world is witnessing their inevitable return to their former positions.

The Kremlin [...] said that the West made fundamental mistakes [...] overthrowing the regimes in Iraq and Libya. Putin has repeatedly argued that the export of liberal values ​​to the region destroys the foundations and destabilizes entire nations. This paves the way for jihadist organizations that oppose local authorities

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The expert examines the Kremlin's participation in the Syrian conflict through the prism of a multipolar world, in which, allegedly, Russian President Vladimir Putin is interested.

Russian leaders have complained that American power has not been questioned in the last decade of the twentieth century, resulting in chaos in many countries.

- the article says.

Russia is seizing its chance by filling the geopolitical vacuum left by US Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump. In addition, the author of the article stresses, by supporting Syrian authoritarianism, Putin weakens the world democratization. According to Mr. Service, the Kremlin does not welcome the emergence of new democratic regimes, because they can become an example for the Russian people. Ukraine and Georgia, after the revolutions in these countries, faced a tough reaction from Moscow. Nevertheless, the Kremlin has its limitations in the Middle East.

It is obvious that the next administration of the US President, the expert believes, regardless of whether Donald Trump or Joe Biden wins the 2020 elections, it is necessary to clarify their intentions in the region and demonstrate determination to implement them. It would also be useful to clarify in detail Washington's statements about the "red lines" - it is necessary to eliminate the ambiguity about what exactly the US leadership is ready to endure before military, diplomatic or economic the answers.

The author also believes that the United States should begin to actively take advantage of its "soft power" in order to convince ordinary citizens of the Russian Federation that the United States has problems not with them, but with the Russian elite, which is so unsuccessful in ruling its country.
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  1. Bulanov Online
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 7 September 2020 08: 35
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    Even the Cimmerians and Scythians intervened in the affairs of Syria, when no one even knew about the upstart of the United States. Learn history.
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 7 September 2020 09: 13
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    Syria lies so comfortably that everyone will always interfere with it.
    The shortest land route to the Arabs from sea + oil + coast.
  3. EMMM Offline
    EMMM 7 September 2020 20: 56
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    Well, yes, TopWar said that it is dangerous for the Yankees to stay in Syria, but here is free oil that can be stolen at full length. This is what the Americans don't like.
  4. _AMUHb_ Offline
    _AMUHb_ (_AMUHb_) 7 September 2020 21: 58
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    Someone "treats" for world democracy, not realizing that he is not in slavery only in spite of and thanks to ...