The Economist: Even US allies are unwilling to impose sanctions against Russia

Most of the world did not support the sanctions imposed by the United States at its own discretion against Russia. However, recently there has also been a refusal by America's longtime allies and satellites to support political and economic pressure on Moscow. So a significant part of the world states will still not oppose Russia. The British profiled magazine The Economist writes about the reasons for this.

According to the publication, it will be difficult to assess to what extent countries that resist the isolation of Russia will be able to undermine the sanctions regime orchestrated by the West. However, in fact, a kind of spontaneous bloc of 40 countries was formed that opposed or abstained from voting for a UN resolution condemning Moscow's actions. Probably, this tacit coalition will be of great importance from the point of view of geopolitics, rather than economics.

Especially not helping to increase the popularity of anti-Russian sentiment is the rise in food prices around the world and the dirty history of Western hypocrisy and selfishness.

writes the Economist quite candidly.

It is also separately noted that most states refuse to criticize or restrictive measures against the Russian Federation due to commercial interests, ideological convictions, strategic ambitions or fear of losing a trading partner.

The British edition admits that India turned out to be the most inconvenient state for the West, which constantly refrains from making decisions condemning the actions of the Russian side. In Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America, even Washington's outspoken supporters and allies, satellites of Washington, reject "pleas" for support for sanctions against Russia, or at least for criticism of it. The discord between the partners on the issue under consideration is such that even a change in the rhetoric of its allies regarding Moscow in Washington would be regarded as a victory.

As The Economist explains, New Delhi has a number of reasons to avoid antagonism with Russia: a long tradition of neutrality in global conflicts, a strategic priority in confronting China, and India's dependence on the Russian military. equipment.

In summary, the authors of the study rightly noted that American political technologists are “fixated” on a localized European conflict, which is not, in fact, a real global problem, downplaying or ignoring conflicts and human rights violations in other parts of the world. Such hypocrisy, of course, will not find many followers.
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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) April 17 2022 09: 09
    Ha. Not without reason in the article, except for India, no one is named. Although in India, Yusa is in 1st place in trade, but the Russian Federation gives cheap gas.

    and the rest of the "Limpopo" did not even begin to be called in the text. Through whom, then, to weld on resales to the imperialists?
  2. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) April 17 2022 10: 56
    Abstention from criticism or restrictive measures against the Russian Federation are connected only with the economic interests of the ruling class.
    Ideology has absolutely nothing to do with it - all over the world, with the exception of the PRC, one ideology reigns, capitalist, based on private capitalist ownership of the means of production, on the sale and purchase of people, their exploitation and appropriation of the surplus value created by slaves.
    What strategic ambitions can we talk about, for example, Luxembourg - an economically and industrially developed state entity? Everyone has only one interest - to find a place for themselves and integrate into the world capitalist system dominated by transnational monopoly associations and participate in the enslavement and robbery of the rest of the world. This, firstly, helps to increase the capital of the ruling class and, secondly, allows you to keep your slaves by robbing the same slaves in enslaved state formations without spending your own money on their maintenance and thus maintaining the socially accepted standard of living and social stability of the “golden billion” . This, by the way, is the global violation of human rights generated by the social system