The decision of the Ministry of defence of the USA "store" weapons in the Baltic States and Eastern Europe will only give impetus to start a new arms race, for this reason, Russia's negative reaction was quite expected, Executive editor of The National Interest, Paul pillar.
So, the Creator believes that the placement of tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and other samples of heavy weapons near Russia's borders is " an attempt to signal a kind of warning - on the background of the tensions that have arisen in connection with the events in Ukraine ", the signal has to be " fairly modest ", so as not to cause "dangerous reaction" from the official capital of Russia.
review of the Pillar, this step resembles the known actions of the USA in the European Union during the cold war, but the situation is now fundamentally different.
"because of this Vsplanet fundamental and age-old question: what do I really want and that will be able to protect US in response to any aggressive actions of Russia or serious operations, disguised as something else? During the cold war, questions were raised about whether they want the Americans to risk new York or Washington in order to save Bonn or Paris. Now, when it comes to Riga and Tallinn, and not Bonn and Paris, on such questions to answer in the affirmative it became even more difficult, " - says the analyst.
in addition, reminiscent of the pillar, recent polls Pew research center showed that the overwhelming number of Germans, Frenchmen and Italians responded negatively to the question: should (or should not) their country to use military force to protect any particular country - NATO ally, hypothetically, if Russia will unleash her serious military confrontation.
This state of Affairs casts doubt on the effectiveness of the North Atlantic Treaty, the fifth paragraph of which contains a provision in which an attack on one NATO country is obliged be viewed as an attack on the entire Alliance in General.
in the end, the Creator of the material says about the fact that such a complex international environment in the EU at present is not formed if the West from the outset regarded the Russian Federation as an equal partner, not as a country that lost the cold war.