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.