Moving to the borders of Russia through the increasing group of NATO in the Baltic countries, Washington encounters a serious obstacle is the increasing desire of the Russian capital to nuclear parity, writes Indian former diplomat and Political analyst.
He stressed that the Ministry of defense of the United States will look at the possibility of placing pieces of heavy military equipment in Poland, Romania, Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria and Estonia - countries that the former head of the American Ministry of defense Donald Rumsfeld awhile back sarcastically dubbed members of the " New Europe ". In fact, these countries are part of a Pentagon plan for expansion of the North Atlantic Commonwealth to the East.
It is not surprising that Moscow very quickly and quickly retorted to the statements of the Pentagon, writes Indian analyst. First coordinator of the office of the General inspection of the military Department of the Russian Federation Yury Yakubov said about the fact that the appearance of tanks and artillery systems in the Baltic States will be " the most aggressive step by the Pentagon and NATO since the cold war. A day later, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced plans of the capital of Russia strengthen strategic nuclear forces. In their lineup this year will include more than 40 new Intercontinental ballistic missiles, is expected to also develop a new radar site the-horizon detection of air targets in the Eastern direction.
on responses of experts, the United States is moving to a model of confrontation with Russia through its major Western allies, who had long resisted such a policy, but currently it has become clear that the White house and NATO are working in " tandem ". The words of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg about the fact that symmetric Russia's response to the Pentagon's plans for the placement of military equipment in the Baltic States would be "dangerous and destabilising step" only pay attention to the presence of such " unity ".
"The US no longer has the ability to maintain composure, looking at how Russia is pursuing a policy of strategic challenge American hegemony. The independence of the capital of Russia on the international arena not only impedes the implementation of regional strategies of the US capital, but also shows "bad example" for other countries seeking to implement sovereign policy, " emphasizes Bhadrakumar.
the desire of Russia to nuclear parity, in the opinion of the analyst, negates the attempts of the United States geo-strategic project " new American century ". Washington is not suitable containment of the old type (cold war). The new American strategy of " brinkmanship ", and it has manifested itself both in Ukraine and in the intentions of the capital of the United States to increase its military presence in the EU.
Political journalist also stressed that "the gathering storm" in the European Union will have implications for security in South Asia. Thus, the deployment of ABM systems in bordering countries India has become problematic.