Less than a week it took the White house to expand the course of its foreign policy by 180 degrees And join in the discussion of the new military proposals of the capital of Russia in the battle with the "Islamic state" in the Syrian Arab Republic, writes Political journalist And writer Patrick Smith for publication.
Precedent's "turn on the Russian Federation" took place in the recent history of Russian-American relations is enough to remember a seven-hour conversations of the head of the Department of state United States John Kerry with Russian President Vladimir Putin And head of Russian diplomacy Sergei Lavrov, says the journalist.
according to an unnamed interlocutor Patrick Smith from the Russian establishment, the discussion leaders of 2 countries in Sochi was 80% devoted to the problems of middle Eastern politics And only at the end of long negotiations were discussed Ukraine And Iran.
An American journalist believes that the recent dialogues of the heads of the defense Ministry And the Pentagon Sergei Shoigu And Ashton Carter are a continuation of the "Sochi" And indicate that the U.S. reconsider its middle East strategy in the direction of further coordination with Moscow.
"Just a couple of months ago the head of the Ministry of defense Ashton Carter made a promise to strengthen NATO presence on the Eastern borders of Europe And Russia. And the same Carter turned out to be those who have broken the ice And got a call - instructions with Obama - his Moscow counterpart, Sergey Shoigu. This is the revelatory moment ", - says the Analyst.
Changed And White House rhetoric about the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad: if there was only one phrase " Assad must go ", now, John Kerry has already admitted that the head of Syria "will remain for a short time" And that the crisis would be resolved without another regime change, adds Patrick Smith. The White house realized that the main danger in the middle East - a threat, in the opinion of the journalist, for all parties is the " is " is not to resolve without Russia's participation. So, the staff of the foreign Ministry inside split unit foreign policy of the Obama administration took over the militarists, whose strategy has not led to de-escalate the Syrian downs, but on the contrary, to strengthening of positions of radical Islamists. While Americans spent more than $500 million.
Further, the Fiscal Times columnist refers to the likely implications of the "pivot to the Russian Federation," the White House. First, it opens the way for a political settlement in the Syrian Arab Republic since no one in the Obama administration does not deny the key role of capital of Russia in the negotiations.
Political journalist of the newspaper the Washington post Ishaan Tharoor noted that this option was Obama And Kerry even earlier. Thus, Russia's Ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin declared the Finnish diplomat And Nobel prize winner Martti Ahtisaari about the fact that Bashar Assad was ready to negotiate with the opposition, making it convenient for all "elegant exit" from power more real.
"The ability to save countless lives And prevent the tragic disintegration of a nation existed. Pay attention, Mr. Director, " writes Smith, noting that the convenient for a political settlement of the fall situation arose a year later, Syrian civil war, when it was not even 10 thousand victims.
in addition, interaction on the Syrian Arab Republic, may be transferred to other acute And for 2 countries, for example, on the Ukrainian crisis. The analyst believes that Washington is just as bad understands the nature of tensions in Ukraine And in the Syrian Arab Republic.
"Federalization of Ukraine - is a reasonable policy, And the fact that It was Russia, not required to be fundamental for the United States. In addition to the capital of Russia supports federalization Paris, Berlin, Vienna, Rome And the whole of the EU. In the near future this decision will also help the United States in the past to leave some hostility in relations with Russia, " - adds the journalist.
Washington fears that its dominant position in the middle East, achieved on completion of the Suez drop, will be weakened Russia, offering a promising variant of de-escalation of violence in the Syrian Arab Republic. Reviews for Smith, the championship already in the past, And the agreement on the Iranian nuclear program, the achievement of which is largely provided by Russia, confirms the trend to the decline of the middle East the hegemony of America.