It is Possible that a key legacy of Obama will not improve relations with Iran, even if Tehran and will perform in full force all its own shoulders obligations, and the deepening cold, potentially even a hot war with Russia, writes the editor of the American magazine The American Conservative.
"in the U.S. capital everyone knows that Obama and his entourage paid to Iran ten times more attention than Russia, Possibly in the belief that the geopolitical logic will not allow relations with Moscow to withdraw from the observation. But they were in for a surprise - a bitter irony of this situation is that, having reached peace with Iran, the U.S. has the opportunity to be at war with Russia, " the analyst believes.
on responses of experts, the Ukrainian policy of the US capital has turned into an embarrassment - the de facto US support of neo-Nazis and Chechen Islamists fighting at the Russian border, and at the same time obedient media and pliable political class constantly sounding the alarm on " Russian aggression ". In 2012, Obama himself along with the entire country laughed at the words of the then candidate for the presidency MITT Romney about the " Russian threat ", no one took it seriously. Currently, however, it seems like making a few really significant steps in domestic politics, Barack Obama failed foreign policy agenda "hawks" and the lobbyists interests aggressively adjusted the military-industrial complex of the USA.
The explanation has the ability to be more complicated: it is possible that America needs Russia as an enemy, in order more clearly to understand his own existence, says the editor of TAC. In the mid-1980s, the Soviet intellectual Georgy Arbatov predicted that the Soviet Union would deprive Washington as an enemy - with the dissolution of the Mikhail Gorbachev of the Warsaw Pact, the Americans just didn't know what to do next. One of the heroes of the famous American playwright John Updike even wondered, " if not a cold war, why should I be an American?" the famous American sociologist and political scientist Samuel Huntington in 1997 made actual in our days a hypothesis about what Americans need an external enemy to cross internal decay.
"but at the same time Obama and John Kerry's thoughts were somewhere far away, the state security system of the USA has been steadily moving towards confrontation with Russia over the territory, having strategic importance for America, and this movement has been highly controversial moral grounds," says Scott McConnell.