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 Monday, May 3 2021 15:28
David Stepanyan

Forecast: Putin-Biden meeting may lead the situation to a final  deadlock

Forecast: Putin-Biden meeting may lead the situation to a final  deadlock

ArmInfo. A lot has been said about the meeting between the presidents of Russia Vladimir Putin and the United States, Joe Biden.

At the same time, it seems that this  hypothetical meeting may not open the way to improving relations.  Moreover, it may even strengthen existing disagreements, after which  it will lead the relationship to a final dead end. A similar opinion  was expressed to ArmInfo by the editor-in-chief of the Russia in  Global Affairs magazine, Chairman of the Presidium of the Council for  Foreign and Defense Policy of Russia, Fyodor Lukyanov.

Commenting on the current situation in relations between Moscow and  Washington, the analyst described it as bottoming out. At the same  time, if the structural situation has not yet slipped down to the  times of the Cold War of the USA-USSR, then at the mental,  atmospheric level, in his opinion, today everything is much worse. In  this light, according to his assessments, even direct negotiations  between the presidents do not at all give confidence in its  normalization.

In Lukyanov's opinion the situation is even more worsened by the  attempts of European politicians in small EU countries to explain the  instability of their own policies by the Russian factor. At the same  time, the recent exacerbating trends in trade wars between the United  States and China, according to his forecasts, leave a place for their  transformation into a direct military clash at the global level.   Such geopolitical instability, world-class spontaneity in  international relations, according to the analyst, in general, was  initially predictable. First of all due to the crisis, which faced  the international institutions that were formed following the results  of the Second World War and which for many years have been dictating  geopolitical rules and regulations bearing responsibility for the  world in the global sense of the word

This crisis, according to the analyst, is gradually shifting  responsibility for peace from these structures to individual states,  which leads to rather unusual configurations, systems and formats of  cooperation. This, in turn, is quite naturally accompanied by changes  in the positioning of these very individual states. The latter, in  turn, leads to a revision of the traditional strategy of such  countries, including Russia, in relation to the same South Caucasus.  And, at least, it makes them think about whether they really need to  preserve the system of relations formed in the post-Soviet period.

"And we see that these transformations are already quite noticeable  in the Russian, very restrained, policy during the 44-day war in  Karabakh. And from this, follows the need for changes in the policies  of the countries of the former USSR, the geopolitical struggle for  which is a thing of the past. This also applies to Armenia in full  measure. The world is in a critical period and today it can already  be stated unequivocally.  Accordingly, today the foundations of the  world order are being laid over the next decades, "the Russian  analyst summed up. 


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