The end of the second term of Barack Obama was marked by a deterioration in Russian-American relations. Eric Delbecq believes that obsessive Washington’s desire to discredit Moscow tells about his desire to retain influence in international Affairs.
Anti-Putin attacks will become a symbol of the decline of the era of Barack Obama. A democratic President is completing a second mandate to exacerbate the negative perception of the disastrous outcomes of US foreign policy in the early twenty-first century. Since 2003, the “Uncle Sam” always seems to be power, which is not able to understand the rest of the world and only multiplies the foci of geopolitical instability, instead of trying to repay them. We go hard unilateral write off policy of the White house for Bush and the neo-cons, but do not forget about the following: the Democrats have not shown the slightest desire to do away with bad habits hegemonic intentions. Change the style and words but not intentions, and not the essence of the national security strategy.
What to offer the Americans the other Nations of the world?
Contribute to comfortable life of the United States… Instead of carrying the world leader, they exacerbate the differences, refusing to recognize the legitimacy of people’s desire to maintain strategic independence and ideological autonomy. Exactly the same logic of subordination manifests itself in the economic sphere.
As for the European Union and its member States, they are mired in a miserable hostile and all make new mistakes in the geostrategic analysis, facilitating the spread of Salafism and jihadism (in Libya and Syria). In parallel, they bring their own economic interests to sacrifice the interests of the United States and China under the pretext of following absurd dogmas of competition law.
One of Vladimir Putin’s Russia has a stubborn resistance to us demands for strict governance of globalization: the United States have its main titans (just look at the list of the 100 most powerful brands in 2015), as well as financial, technological, cultural and legal norms. In this regard, criticism of the Russian cyber warfare and the intervention of the Kremlin in elections that ended with the victory of Donald trump, reflects a desire to discredit any opposition to American views on international problems. Russia, without a doubt, implementing its own strategy of influence in Ukraine and Syria, Vladimir Putin, however, claims that does it all for spreading the ideals of democracy. He clearly and persistently defends the interests of the Russian nation and deny Washington the right to colonize foreign cultures and to imagine themselves as the Empire of Good in any circumstances.
The fact that in the end, the most challenging seems the desire of the Obama administration to teach all of life. Is it possible to seriously blame Putin for some manipulation after the revelations about PRISM and the development of a TAFTA agreement, which imposes the Anglo-Saxon vision of the business and plays into the hands of large American companies? Since the beginning of the cold war, the US no end getting into politics allies and clients from South America to Europe and Asia. In particular, they have consistently promoted figures on the cultural and intellectual Board (recall, the Congress for cultural freedom in 1950-ies, anti-Communist Association, which sponsored the CIA).
The point is not to systematically put Russia above the US or “prefer” Putin, Obama or Trump, but about how to stop sitting on the wheel from the Americans and end the endless moralizing that time the international politics requires nuance and consideration of long-term balance (natural emotions make us vulnerable to manipulation of information and strategies of influence). The role of France and Europe is to emphasize a different position: the Union’s long-term interests with faith in core values (they should be called humanistic, and not just liberal democratic) that we really have to discuss from case to case, because the primary world does not necessarily adhere to Western principles. International cooperation and peace are built not on the syndrome Tartuffe, and on a deep strategic analysis with a given cultural matrix. Therefore, Putin needs to be vigilant but at the same time to focus on the desire to create powerful and dynamic cooperation with Moscow. Blatant insults to the Russian bear only increase the chaos in the world and nothing to give.
Personal attacks on Putin, who the U.S. government deliberately arranges for many years, is not talking about moral obligations and the inability of American elites to think differently. The Washington times writes on your account all new failures in the international arena, the views of the authorities drawn to old fashioned methods: finding the ideal candidate for the mantle of scapegoat and enemy. Sclerosis of the diplomatic and defense thinking Uncle Sam has a negative effect on the planet. Barack Obama was a great character that gave rise to great hopes. Nevertheless, his political Testament turned into a disappointment.