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NATO's new strategy 2030: the fight against the RF and the PRC, friendship with India and peaceful outer space

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An extract from NATO 25: Together in a New Era, published on November 2020, 2030, clearly demonstrates the desire to grow from a military-political bloc into a structure that controls all the most important aspects of the life of member countries. The North Atlantic Council is proposed as the main forum for discussing all strategic and political issues, security issues, including energy, artificial intelligence, Internet, climate change, etc.

The document reads:

Allies are encouraged to inform the Council of any developments or changes in their policies that may materially affect the interests of other members. Allies should strive as far as possible to pursue the development of their national policies in line with those developed by NATO, without prejudice to their sovereign and inalienable rights to ensure their own national security.

True, it is not entirely clear to what extent the bloc members are ready to respond to such calls - today, even the demands to increase spending on their armed forces by 2024% by 20, and contributions of up to 2% of GDP are faced with dissatisfaction from European capitals. However, the adequacy of NATO strategists in relation to objective reality is in many respects questionable. So, in one of the paragraphs we are talking about the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles, from which the United States officially withdrew on February 2, 2019.

The authors of the report write:

NATO should continue to adapt its position on defense and deterrence under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, taking into account the threat posed by Russia's existing and new military capabilities. The Alliance must continue to intensify mechanisms for the joint use of nuclear weaponswhich constitute a critical element of NATO's containment policy.

The main threats


Russia remains the main threat, but the alliance is ready to show patience if Moscow suddenly makes concessions:

NATO Allies must remain unanimous in their efforts to encourage Russia to return to full compliance with international law, including through coordination in other international institutions. In all its actions towards Russia, it is necessary to demonstrate that the alliance does not have any disagreements with the Russian people, and its actions are just a response to the actions of the Russian government.

The main concept of containing Russia is trying to make the price that Moscow will have to pay for "aggression" too high. This implies tougher sanctions, which can only be lifted "on NATO terms." The bloc also believes that the conflict in Ukraine should "remain in the spotlight," whatever that means.

China is challenging NATO with the rapid development of technology. The alliance considers it urgently necessary to fight for "maintaining technological superiority." The North Atlantic Council calls on member states to make technological dominance a strategic priority.

Further in the document:

NATO must develop a long-term action plan to counter a strategy whereby China acquires intellectual property and technological advances from leading scientists and research centers in Europe to advance its military objectives.

It is assumed that this will require not only to identify the appropriate activity of Beijing, fight "disinformation" and encourage the development of high technologies in the EU, but also create an analogue of the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which will support innovation in strategic areas.

Head of everything


In addition to fighting Russia and China, as well as control over the most important aspects of European life, NATO claims control over the Arctic and even space.

Alliance representatives claim:

NATO must raise its awareness of the situation in the High North and the Arctic, and for the High North, which is the responsibility of the Commander-in-Chief of the Allied Forces in Europe (SACEUR), it is important to develop a strategy that takes into account the broader plans of deterrence and defense. This regional strategy should be structured in close coordination and taking into account the perspectives of NATO allies that are Arctic coastal states. It should include plans to ensure freedom of navigation in the High North and adjacent water bodies, including the North Atlantic, as well as provisions on countering aggressive actions by states. In support of these efforts, the alliance's maritime strategy must be updated to reflect new threats to transatlantic communications.

No less ambitious plans in the bloc for outer space: NATO promises to ensure freedom of access, exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes, as well as compliance with international law in space. However, for a start, it would be nice to acquire Arctic icebreakers, space rockets and stations?

Partnerships instead of expansion


The alliance is not too eager to expand, but continues to seek allies. Moreover, Ukraine and Georgia, awaiting the coveted membership card, the alliance once again correctly suggests to wait:

NATO should strive to expand partnerships with Ukraine and Georgia, which are democracies under constant Russian pressure.

At the same time, Bosnia and Herzegovina is clearly planning to be drawn into the bloc - the Council does not abandon its attempts to achieve dominance in the Western Balkans.

NATO is also seeking to initiate discussions on a possible partnership with India - as "the world's largest democracy, sharing fundamental interests and values ​​with the Alliance." Other Central Asian countries that are not yet NATO partners are likely to receive similar proposals. Probably, in this way the alliance plans to strengthen the coalition of its supporters - Japan, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea, whose combined ability to resist the dominance of China in the region raises reasonable doubts.
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  1. Pessimist22
    Pessimist22 9 December 2020 12: 20
    +3
    Rather, the strategy of the United States, many of the NATO countries clearly do not share this position.
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 9 December 2020 12: 45
      +2
      Quote: Pessimist22
      Rather, the strategy of the United States, many of the NATO countries clearly do not share this position.

      NATO strategy is the strategy of the United States, and one of these components began with the Russo-Japanese War, a strategy for the destruction of the Russian Empire, then the destruction of the USSR, and now the destruction of the Russian Federation. They offered nothing new.
      1. Machito
        Machito 9 December 2020 13: 03
        +2
        With their statements, NATO is stubbornly pushing Russia and China towards each other, towards the conclusion of a military-political and economic alliance. If such an alliance takes place, then other Asian countries will inevitably catch up with it, which will mean the defeat of NATO.
  2. Daniil Konovalenko
    Daniil Konovalenko 9 December 2020 12: 25
    +1
    It is clear that the financing of the bloc is not very good, in order to get the dough, you need to write a program that all members of the NATO bloc were afraid of ..
  3. Deniska999
    Deniska999 9 December 2020 12: 33
    0
    In their place, it would be logical to partner with Russia and India against China.
  4. Alexander Kopychev
    Alexander Kopychev 9 December 2020 12: 33
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    In all its actions towards Russia, it is necessary to demonstrate that the alliance has no disagreements with the Russian people, and its actions are just a response to the actions of the Russian government.


    And against whom was NATO created? Not against the Russian people? Lying hypocrites am
  5. Igor Polovodov
    Igor Polovodov 9 December 2020 12: 42
    +1
    They want to tear India away from ties with Russia, which is mentally closer to us than China ...
    1. t-12
      t-12 9 December 2020 13: 27
      +1
      India is a counterweight to China. Russia is out of business here at all.
  6. Petrik66
    Petrik66 9 December 2020 12: 53
    +1
    God be with them, with the poor. Too many countries have appeared in Europ. There are a lot of new politicians and generals everywhere. with the advice, he would have received a lieutenant colonel for demobilization, and then immediately in the generals. And then, what to do with all these home-grown people ... there are not enough funds for all, and even there young balabolians with diplomas of international relations are sitting. That is NATO and should employ them, and the EU also. These mediocrity gathered, swore allegiance to the flag of America and are waiting for the money to be given. General is not a rank - this is happiness. Let them indulge in themselves. Maza will follow us
  7. Ros 56
    Ros 56 9 December 2020 13: 11
    -1
    Let them dream, let's see what happens after the New Year.
  8. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 9 December 2020 15: 07
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    Just information for thought. Zhemin Ribao announced the figures for the trade with Europe by railway transport in 2020. Since the beginning of the year, more than 10 thousand trains have been dispatched, which transported more than 900 containers. There are no figures for sea transportation yet. Europe cannot provide itself with diapers, which They will be very useful for them in case of a military confrontation with China. A lot of ports and ships belong to the Chinese in Europe. So they shook the air and quickly trade with China and with us. And in the US, China from Trump also turned out to be a zest. The USA buys 000 times more in China. than China from the United States.
  9. Selevc
    Selevc 9 December 2020 15: 14
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    "The world's largest democracy sharing fundamental interests and values ​​with the Alliance"

    Yes - the caste system of India is a real democracy !!! This is exactly what is now observed in the European Union !!! And while some castes of Europeans cannot divide their millions in any way - other castes of Europeans are already being replaced by Africans and Asians !!!
  10. Doccor18
    Doccor18 9 December 2020 16: 34
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    The North Atlantic Council is proposed as the main forum for discussing all strategic and political issues, security issues, including energy, artificial intelligence, Internet, climate change, etc.

    The first confident step towards world government.
    Only two countries actually interfere ...
    1. Kuz
      Kuz 12 December 2020 12: 48
      +15
      Quote: Doccor18
      a step towards world government. Only two countries actually interfere.

      It is not so much the United States that decides as transnational companies
  11. aleks neym_2
    aleks neym_2 9 December 2020 19: 47
    0
    Explain to me, the wretched, how the Atlantic washes the shores of India? Or am I petraying nothing in geography?
  12. Connor MacLeod
    Connor MacLeod 9 December 2020 20: 47
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    In all your actions towards Russia, you must demonstrate that the alliance has no disagreements with the Russian people, and his actions are just a response to the actions of the Russian government.

    Oh, thanks...
  13. Smirnoff
    Smirnoff 9 December 2020 23: 43
    +15
    There is nothing new in NATO's strategy - they break up other people's alliances and build their own.
  14. Iris
    Iris 11 December 2020 19: 37
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    It is very amusing that the next day after the article was published, RIA Novosti reported that "Ships of the Russian Navy will conduct joint exercises with NATO countries for the first time in ten years," citing the press service of the Black Sea Fleet.
    The AMAN-2021 maneuvers will take place in February off the coast of Pakistan in the water area of ​​Karachi.
    "In addition to the ships of the Pakistani Navy and the Russian Navy, the exercise will be attended by the US Navy, Royal Navy of Great Britain, Navy of the People's Republic of China, Maritime Self-Defense Forces of Japan, Navy of the Republic of Turkey, Navy of the Philippines, Royal Malaysian Navy, Sri Lankan Navy and the Indonesian Navy, "the release said.