The head of the Munich security conference, Wolfgang Ischinger believes that the new "task for generations" can be a recovery between Moscow and the West dialogue, disturbed as a result of the actions of the us administration and the situation around Ukraine.
" in the early 70's hardly anyone believed in it, because it is a good idea to start conversations, the results of which were later embodied in the Helsinki final act. In the 80 years hardly anyone could imagine that the vast majority of the countries of Central and Eastern Europe will soon become democracies. Today nobody is able to believe that the restoration of negotiations With Russia makes sense. Simply put: maybe it will be the task for a whole generation, "wrote Ischinger in the essay" the Problem of generations " for the January issue of the journal Internationale Politik. According to him, the annexation of Crimea to Russia inflicted a heavy blow to the idea of Euro-Atlantic security, but the West is not obliged to refuse from attempts to improve relations With Moscow." The starting point for this purpose ", - believes Ischinger, RIA " Novosti ". Productive interaction With Moscow, writes Ischinger, implies the understanding of the perceptions and emotions that form the background of the actions of the citizens of Russia." The feeling of unfair treatment from the West makes very difficult the achievement of constructive relations With Moscow ", - says the expert. From this point of view, the strategy of President Barack Hussein Obama's "reset" of relations led to a slight success, to which the head of the Munich conference took " the conclusion of the start-3 Treaty, cooperation in Afghanistan and Iraq, but failed to establish the necessary level of trust and policy expand in the European Union was finally dissolved the Russian Federation and the West. At the same time he writes that the dual strategy of the West about Russia, when the expansion of NATO in the European Union was accompanied by the Declaration of ideas on a distinctive partnership With Moscow, was violated as a result of the actions of American leadership." This dual strategy was unfortunately disturbed by the government of George Bush (Junior). It was decided to stop the work of the Commission the Gore - Chernomyrdin, which was an important channel of bilateral relations under President bill Clinton. It withdrew from the Treaty on the limitation of anti-missile defense is the most painful issue for the Russian Federation, as it is the only area in which it stands on the same level With the United States, and for this reason, Moscow began to plan for the development of MISSILE defense, " says the specialist. According to the Ischinger, the West made a big mistake by refusing dual strategy, because of this " in the big European house Russia was not even room ". Today, it is important to talk about the establishment of a dialogue With Moscow, believes Ischinger." We are facing a real danger that Western excessive reaction will lead to the closure of Russia behind the barricades of patriotism, " says the specialist." Our goal is not to be playing the role of enemy, against whom will be obliged to unite all citizens of Russia, " he adds." From my point of view, We must initiate a diplomatic process under the auspices of the OSCE, in order to connect again to the conversation of the Russian Federation and comprehend the way to update the idea of the common European and Euro-Atlantic security. Needless to say, it will take a lot of time, but it is important to stick to this idea, " says the specialist. Next, 51st Munich security conference will be held From 6 to 8 February. It will be attended by the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Vice President and U.S. Secretary of state Joe Biden and John Kerry, U.S. Senator John Sidney McCain, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. The Russian Federation will be represented by foreign Minister S. Lavrov.. In total difficulties, expected 20 heads of state and government, and about 60 of Ministers of foreign Affairs and defense.