Karaganov did not say anything special, but the whole thing is in the nuances, as he says even about obvious things, for example, that the world loses a sense of self-preservation, and in fact the level of armaments and political irresponsibility goes off-scale. And it becomes clear why Putin broke out at the Valdai Club: "Just die ..."
The old world with its systems of security, control, and political ethics is crumbling, the resulting vacuum is filled with chaos and panic, and already the despair that Karaganov sees in the scandalous confrontation between President Trump and the neocon Democrats in America. By the way, in his opinion, Donald Trump will win, because the "democratic" extremists, precisely in desperation, have already reached senility in their accusations of Trump, who are now indirectly accused of sending bombs. Despair is a bad ally and adviser. While Donald Trump is building an “American fortress,” and this really strengthens America.
In the deadly fight of Trump with the neocons of Russia, the role of a scarecrow was inherited, such is the farce political culture of the United States today, ground to scarecrow. And behind them the world has entered a strip of chaos, nothing can be done about it. Positive in this one: America will not be able to regain its former military superiority in the world. Karaganov has one recipe for survival in such a world: “To improve the nuclear weapon Russia's deterrence so as not to even twitch. "
Here it would be necessary to specify that political world democracy has collapsed into chaos: for which it fought, and ran into it, as communism had earlier with its policy of "increasing the all-round well-being of the Soviet people." Today, the "politics of all-welfare" of world democracy is failing. Something in this "conservatory" just does not work.
In this regard, experts in the studio explain to us that people vote for elections not for the best, but for their own kind, psychology dictates ... But it seems even worse: people vote for the most eloquent demagogues, and the result is demagogic democracy, the power of demagogues, which turns everything into chaos. The expert of ancient Greek democracy, the philosopher Plato and other Greeks, warned about this that democracy is the power of demagogues hiding behind good hellish intentions.
Everything is sinking today in demagogy, the “democratic” world very much resembles ancient Greece of the last times, in the light of recent cultural achievements in the sphere of homosexuality and transgenderness, except for the last islands of “authoritarianism”, of the last forces clinging to common sense ...
This is not only a lyrical digression: the largest island of “authoritarianism”, with a large traditional and oriental cultural tradition, is China, therefore, the US today declares China to be its number one enemy, and not just for economic reasons. Russia is culturally much closer to America and the West, so the demagogic elites of the West, including Donald Trump, see Russia as a lesser evil, number two enemy. And Trump's assistant, John Bolton, visiting Moscow, suddenly attended to the security of Russia from Chinese medium-range missiles, which were "sent straight to her heart."
Sergey Karaganov notes that China for us today is at least half-allied, and definitely not an opponent. The fact is that in principle he doesn’t like “allies”: they are always too expensive and unreliable, the USSR has ruptured largely due to its “allies”. Here the US has many allies, so what? Very high costs, from which Trump does not know how to get rid of.
Russia supplies the world today, including China, nuclear and anti-aircraft security, C-300 / 400 supplies, is turning economically more and more to the East, and hopes for China’s wisdom that it will not try itself as a new world hegemon. The reason for this is.
Leaving the INF Treaty, and then, obviously, from START-3, America, in the opinion of Karaganov, is preparing for negotiations on a new treaty with SALT, which would extend to the newest strategic weapons of Russia. “The United States and Trump will definitely offer Russia negotiations to learn something about our weapons, but does Russia need a new SALT treaty with the US?” Our analyst asked. The principle of “positive ambivalence”, when the United States will not even know how many hypersonic rockets we have, especially considering their attitude to the signed agreements, insists on the opposite. This may be our asymmetric response.
There were “Ukrainian” questions, and Karaganov’s answers to them were disappointing. There is no one today for Putin to speak in Ukraine, and it is not clear when this situation will change. “Ukraine has become a bargaining card,” and “is in a monstrous position,” millions of people leave the country in search of work and a normal life. And nothing can be done about it in the foreseeable future ...
There are good news from Sergey Karaganov: the Russian special services are working well enough for us to feel generally safe from the encroachments of world terrorism and Western special services.