Geopolitical equation: EU and Russia "divide" Asia among themselves


Russia's special operation in Ukraine has seriously changed the geopolitical equation and the balance of power in the world. The next few months will be critical to see if Europe can multi-task hard, focusing on both Russia and China. To this end, Brussels will have to thoroughly work Japan and India. And the first steps in this direction have already been taken. The American publication Politico writes about this in an article by columnist Stuart Lau.


According to the expert, Europe's intention is not difficult to understand. While China stubbornly maintains ties with Russia, the EU is trying to gain a foothold in Japan and lure India to its side, thus trying to "divide" the still hesitant Asia in confrontation with the Russian Federation. Tokyo and New Delhi have become the main Asian destinations for the EU, designed to “even out” inequality with a skew from Moscow-Beijing cooperation, which is still beyond the flattery of Brussels.

Despite the fact that политическая energy in Europe is still being spent on Ukraine, the EU is trying to penetrate deeper (or return) to Asia, and only and exclusively to resist the commonwealth of China and the Russian Federation, Lau believes.

In order to accomplish this task, European diplomacy literally “bombards” the Asian direction with frequent visits of EU top officials and officials of various ranks. Most recently, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz visited Japan. European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen are expected to travel to Tokyo next week for a joint EU-Japan summit. For several years, this will be the first visit of such a "duet" to the Land of the Rising Sun.

Almost along the entire route, von der Leyen makes promises of a free trade zone with the EU in exchange, of course, for friendship against Russia. The head of the EC, of ​​course, is well aware of how much New Delhi is interested in the successful resolution of this issue, so he uses the “pain point” without hesitation. It turns out that Russia and the EU are openly dividing Asia between them.

All these gestures of European envoys were caused by the unexpected course of events in Ukraine and the close rapprochement between the Russian Federation and China, despite a warning to Beijing from Washington. The fighting on European soil is prompting the European bloc to take a fresh look at China, which so far is Russia's unbreakable partner.

The heads of India and Japan, Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, are already in Europe. Now they will fall into the caring hands of propagandists. Their Brussels-inspired ideas about China will certainly reach receptive consciousness. But in any case, it remains to be seen whether any action will be taken by the guests to implement everything that the EU asks them to do, the expert concluded.
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  1. ZmikeV Offline ZmikeV
    ZmikeV (Michael) 3 May 2022 11: 06
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    Japan can't decide anything on their own, their posture is clearly servile
    It is hardly possible to breed Indians cheaply, their requirements are clear (access to technology) and no one is going to satisfy them
  2. sH, arK Offline sH, arK
    sH, arK 3 May 2022 11: 32
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    Logical and reasonable. India is a huge country in terms of population, a large market, and above all for energy and food products, as well as for the defense industry! Russia has almost the only country that has everything that India needs! And it is foolish to think that China is an ally of Russia - it is not even an "enemy of our enemy", but rather its disobedient ally! "Friendship" with China is a huge political mistake, yes, you can try to imitate it, China can be in some sense, at some time even a tactical quasi-ally, but strategically it is rather a quiet and vile enemy! Treaties with China cost nothing! Yes, just remember 2014, when the Chinese bank HSBC imposed sanctions against us much tougher and much faster than any European or American one! And now Huawei has closed and terminated already prepaid contracts in the same way, despite the fact that the Americans mixed it with shit a few years ago!
  3. Tixiy Offline Tixiy
    Tixiy (Tixiy) 3 May 2022 12: 42
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    The EU does nothing on its own territory without the approval of the United States .... And then they directly "divide"
  4. Colonel Kudasov Offline Colonel Kudasov
    Colonel Kudasov (Leopold) 3 May 2022 12: 52
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    Did Scholz make a round-the-world flight with a visit to Japan just now in order to enlist her anti-Russian position? Here is the SS bastard. Even Hitler did not visit Tokyo to convince Japan to open a second front (
  5. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 4 May 2022 00: 23
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    The special operation of Russia in Ukraine, like a gust of wind, caused the rustle of leaves, but all the trees remained in their places, and therefore it is premature to talk about geopolitical changes and the balance of power in the world - a gust of wind can both quickly subside and become a harbinger of a hurricane.
    A hurricane will break out if it comes to a clash between the world's two largest economic powers, China and the United States, and apparently both sides are preparing for it - China does not aggravate relations due to sanctions imposed against Russia so as not to lose the largest US market with a turnover of $ 755 billion, and the United States this is used and at the same time knocked together by the anti-Chinese QUAD AUKUS.
    The participation of the EU in Asian disassembly comes down to supporting the United States, but the main interests of the EU are determined by two geopolitical programs - the “Eastern Partnership” and the “Mediterranean Union”, which fit into the wave of multi-colored revolutions and coups d'état that has taken place in the Balkan, North African, Middle Eastern and Transcaucasian state formations. Events in Belarus and Ukraine from the same "opera" in which the Russian Federation plays a role.