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Political Scientists: The National Security Strategy of the Russian Federation Confirmed Moscow's Intent to Develop Relations with Non-Western Partners

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On Monday, the Security Council of the Russian Federation reported that the new version of the National Security Strategy, which has already been approved by the President, pays great attention to "strategic cooperation with the countries of the Asia-Pacific Region (APR), in particular, China and India, and Latin America," RIA News.




“In essence, this is a strategy that we have chosen and are implementing since 90's. From the moment Yevgeny Primakov became Russia's foreign minister, our concept of a multipolar world predominates, which involves working in all three areas: strategic partnership with China, the need to develop contacts with non-Western centers and search for partners in the east as opposed to NATO expansion, Associate Professor of International Security at the Department of World Politics, Moscow State University, Alexey Fenenko - Roughly speaking, even then, in the middle of 90, we realized that there would be no real partnership with the countries of Western Europe. They will not really quarrel with the Americans because of Russia. ”

In his opinion, today Russia simply continues to work in areas that were identified as early as the middle of the 90s.

“If we take the difficulties, the main thing for us in working in Latin America or in Asia is geographical remoteness. Americans believe that the Russian Federation is a major player in Europe, a serious player in Asia, but weak in Latin America, because it does not have a large ocean fleetand you won’t be able to play without a fleet in the Western Hemisphere, ”Fenenko said.

“As for the CIS countries, the situation is more complicated. So far we have managed to create the CSTO and the Eurasian Economic Union. But there are two serious problems that we will face - the EAEU is in the “integration cell”, we did not go beyond the EurAsEC 2000 of the year, and the CSTO, as the crises around Georgia and Ukraine showed, definitely did not support the Russian Federation. The ally’s reliability is at stake, ”he added.

Relations with China will continue to be built on the principle of non-intervention.

“China was unable to predict and explain for itself the operation of the Russian Federation in the Crimea, the events in the Donbas, the active involvement of Moscow in Syria,” said Alexander Gabuev, head of the Russia in the Asia-Pacific region program at the Carnegie Moscow Center. “At the same time, Russia absolutely rightly does not want to be drawn into the territorial disputes of China with Japan and the countries of South-East Asia.”

At the same time, the potential of military-technical cooperation between the countries is very high.

“There is a rather positive dynamic with China, informal barriers in this area have been removed. The sale of C-400 anti-aircraft systems and Su-35 airplanes is an indicator that Russia is again ready to sell advanced systems to China, ”Gabuev said.

At the same time, the political analyst expects close cooperation between the Russian Federation and the PRC on the situation in Central Asia, where both countries are interested in stability. "Here we will see more cooperation through the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), because in Central Asia there is a real threat of the growth of Islamism," he concluded.

India mentioned in the Strategy is an objective and natural ally for Russia.

“India for us has long been a completely objective and natural ally. If you look at the results of any summit, then we always mention many regional and global problems, according to which our points of view are the same, says Sergey Lunev, a professor at the Department of Oriental Studies at MGIMO (U) at the Russian Foreign Ministry. “This, by the way, cannot be said of the Indo-American summits, where, essentially, such problems are not mentioned.”

Lunev at the same time admitted that in foreign policy Indians are always very careful. "India is pursuing an extremely careful and cautious policy, supporting Russia in words, but at the same time avoiding active actions," he said.

However, there are areas in which Moscow can always count on New Delhi. “Where you can get real support from India is in matters of Afghanistan and the fight against international terrorism. Here they will always support us, ”Lunev concluded.
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  1. Neko75
    Neko75 19 January 2016 09: 22
    +3
    Well. And it is right! You cannot cooperate with Western "partners". Everything is under the hood of the United States. Therefore, the choice is: either "cooperate" with the United States or cooperate with the rest of the world.
    1. Samaritan
      Samaritan 19 January 2016 09: 26
      +6
      Meanwhile in Russia:
    2. 222222
      222222 19 January 2016 09: 58
      0
      ..... updated National Security Strategy of the Russian Federation.
      can be downloaded here http://kremlin.ru/acts/news/51129
      only 3.5 mb decree number 683
    3. sherp2015
      sherp2015 19 January 2016 10: 04
      +4
      Quote: Neko75
      "cooperate" with the US or cooperate with the rest of the world.

      in matters of Afghanistan and the fight against international terrorism. Here they will always support us, ”concluded Lunev.


      It means that neither India nor China will support horseradish in strategic areas.
      Hope only for yourself, develop defense industry, industry, agriculture.
      Yes, I forgot: (right now, of course, lizuns will destroy me)
      To disperse the cabinet and the State Duma. With them we will go to the bottom ...
      1. Zoldat_A
        Zoldat_A 19 January 2016 10: 29
        +1
        Quote: sherp2015
        Hope only for yourself, develop defense industry, industry, agriculture.
        [...]
        To disperse the cabinet and the State Duma. With them we will go to the bottom ...


        And what for us, for the first time, or what? Just some 90 years ago - the same isolation, the same devastation, NEP, the dominance of officials ... And after 10 years - Magnitogorsk, Dneproges, Uralmash, Chelyabinsk and Stalingrad tractors - you won’t list everything ....

        "What does not kill us makes us stronger"
        Practice shows that it is impossible to kill us, which means that everything that is done will make us stronger.
    4. vodolaz
      vodolaz 19 January 2016 12: 06
      0
      As my former boss said: I want oil to fall, maybe then it’s enough to live only by selling hydrocarbons?
  2. avvg
    avvg 19 January 2016 09: 22
    +2
    The reversal of Russia to the East does not mean that we will abandon the West once and for all. We are always ready for a sincere, equal, constructive relationship with everyone, both the West and the East. So there is always a choice.
    1. Neko75
      Neko75 19 January 2016 09: 24
      0
      Does not mean. But betting only on the west is stupid. Where it is profitable, it is possible to cooperate with the West.
      1. Magic archer
        Magic archer 19 January 2016 09: 46
        +3
        The West has been lying and rotten for a long time. It’s worth remembering the past. We have always been Russian barbarians for them. This stereotype is still alive. And they see us only as a raw materials appendage, and not as an equal partner. Therefore, they would all go further. East is more promising.
      2. Lelek
        Lelek 19 January 2016 10: 21
        0
        Quote: Neko75
        But betting only on the west is stupid.


        It has long been known that "putting eggs in one basket" is fraught with the loss of everything. So, partnerships need to be developed in a multi-vector manner.
        As for the sanctions, you need to talk less about them, and work harder (and especially the cabinet) and punish thieves and bribe takers more strictly, despite the hierarchical significance. yes
  3. Magic archer
    Magic archer 19 January 2016 09: 23
    +4
    And we’re doing it right. The West is becoming obsolete. Yesterday we showed Germany, Sweden and Austria. The governments of the countries do not even know what to do with refugees. The police are inactive and are looking through the fingers at the lawlessness! The law as such has ceased to exist! And this is only the beginning!
    It’s time to show the West its place. We will live without them, but will they live ?!
    1. Mikhail Krapivin
      Mikhail Krapivin 19 January 2016 11: 26
      0
      Quote: Magic Archer
      It’s time to show the West its place. We will live without them, but will they live ?!


      Are you serious or kidding? And how will we indicate their place to them, do not tell me? Stop selling oil and gas? They will buy elsewhere. Those who want to sell and take our place in the market will line up. And what else will we scare them with? By airplanes, which are ten times smaller than theirs? Tanks that you’re scaring nobody today? Or so thirty years outdated fleet? All that we have is our nuclear weapons. All that we can, we do, thanks to GDP. All we need is time to restore the rest of our forces. Will they give us this time or prefer to take a chance and check the state of our nuclear weapons? We will find out soon.
  4. Boos
    Boos 19 January 2016 09: 25
    -9
    The article showed the real influence of present Putin's Russia in the world, which unfortunately is not ... For me personally, the Chinese assessment of the Medvedev’s cabinet is convincing ...
    1. Ami du peuple
      Ami du peuple 19 January 2016 09: 52
      +7
      Quote: Boos
      The article showed the real influence of present Putin's Russia in the world, which unfortunately is not

      But the influence of Yeltsin’s Russia was enormous - everyone listened to us, fulfilled all our whims and, in the ass, kissed us. There have been times ... Are you yearning, probably?
      Quote: Boos
      For me personally, the Chinese assessment of the Medvedev cabinet is convincing ...

      The Chinese have no questions about our foreign policy; they have claims to the economic policy of the Russian Federation. So, about the problems in the economy and the incompetence of the financial and economic block of Medvedev’s cabinet, we know without the Chinese. Even more of them.
      1. Boos
        Boos 19 January 2016 15: 03
        +1
        Yeltsin's Russia is when a frog was thrown into boiling water, but it would have jumped out of there. Putin's is when the water in which the frog is located is heated slowly and it will be cooked unnoticed for itself. Give an example when a populist in power led the state to achievements, but Putin is a populist. I am a Soviet person, politically educated and I don’t believe in the tale of Putin who “raised Russia from his knees”. Realities are still unsightly ...
  5. Brutal
    Brutal 19 January 2016 09: 27
    +2
    The title of the article is not particularly correct: the national security strategy of the Russian Federation coincided (was confirmed) with the intentions of Moscow! We will consider that we were lucky ?! Who, no matter how Moscow should develop this strategy!
  6. Barakuda
    Barakuda 19 January 2016 09: 40
    +1
    Triumvirate Russia-China-India, and karachun to Western "partners". Connect Brazil with Argentina .. Thoughts by ear on the keyboard .. what
    1. The comment was deleted.
    2. Xmyp
      Xmyp 19 January 2016 09: 59
      +2
      Quote: Barracuda
      Triumvirate Russia-China-India, and karachun to Western "partners". Connect Brazil with Argentina .. Thoughts by ear on the keyboard .. what

      What a triumvirate? Where did you see these pink dreams?
      I do not think that India and China will help our country if the West invades. In geopolitics, the economic component is important.
      At the moment, Russia is not even in the top ten in terms of trade, both with India and with China.
      The main trading partners in India are the USA, China and the UAE. In China it is the USA, Japan, etc. Russia does not smell there. With that, we supply technology, resources, etc., in return, we get clothes that have risen in price and Chinese electronics.
      There is a truth in economics that in order to be equal partners, roughly similar economies are needed.

      At the moment, Russia is only selling raw materials and weapons, nothing more. At the same time, we build units for ourselves, dozens abroad.
  7. avva2012
    avva2012 19 January 2016 09: 41
    +2
    Roughly speaking, back then, in the middle of the 90-s, we realized that there would be no real partnership with the countries of Western Europe.

    And what, if not an attempt to create "partnerships", has our government been doing all this time? The fact that comrade Alexei Fenenko speaks for all our power is surprising. Or, he is one of the favorites of WE, and we did not know?
    1. cap
      cap 19 January 2016 11: 20
      0
      Quote: avva2012
      Roughly speaking, back then, in the middle of the 90-s, we realized that there would be no real partnership with the countries of Western Europe.

      And what, if not an attempt to create "partnership" relations, has our government been doing all this time? The fact that comrade Alexei Fenenko speaks for all our power is surprising. Or, he is among the elect WE, but we did not know?


      From the article breathed youth. Prosto editorial editorial from "The Communist of the Armed Forces" sample 1979. I feel the teachers with him from the same epoch. Developed socialism. There seems to be no ideology. But the task of consolidating society remains. There is where to show oneself and look at people.
      So YOU ​​avva2012 are close to the truth.
      (Associate Professor, Department of International Security, Faculty of World Politics, Moscow State University, Alexey Fenenko, Russian expert, Ph.D. Graduated from the Faculty of History of Voronezh State University in 1978 and postgraduate studies at Voronezh State University in 2000. From January 2003 to August 2001 - lecturer at the Faculty of International Relations of the Voronezh State University; from May 2004 to September 2004, project coordinator of the Scientific and Educational Forum International Relations. Since August 2011, Executive Secretary of the Journal "International Processes." Since October 2007, Leading Researcher at the Institute of International Security Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences; since September 2007, Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of World Politics, Lomonosov Moscow State University, since September 2005 - Associate Professor at Moscow State University that them. M.V. Lomonosov. Published regularly in Nezavisimaya Gazeta, since 2008 - expert Valdai (club); author of about 2010 scientific publications with a total volume of about 50 author's sheets). Now we will know.

      Nice to meet you hi
  8. OlegV
    OlegV 19 January 2016 10: 01
    0
    Relations with China will continue to be built on the principle of non-intervention.
    “China was unable to predict and explain for itself the operation of the Russian Federation in the Crimea, the events in the Donbas, the active involvement of Moscow in Syria,” said Alexander Gabuev, head of the Russia in the Asia-Pacific region program at the Carnegie Moscow Center. “At the same time, Russia absolutely rightly does not want to be drawn into the territorial disputes of China with Japan and the countries of South-East Asia.”

    and what? pretty convenient and mutually beneficial strategy .... according to modern realities ....
  9. sl22277
    sl22277 19 January 2016 10: 02
    +1
    More truly: the National Security Strategy of the Russian Federation focuses on interacting with sovereign, mostly independent, self-governing states, and not with the litter of Washington. Whether East or West, I think there’s not much difference.
  10. gladysheff2010
    gladysheff2010 19 January 2016 10: 14
    0
    Politics is a serious matter, and even the choice of a strategic direction is even more so. It’s good that there are still a sufficient number of educated people, without a pump and victorious relations doing their daily work in these areas, I take off my hat hi (although I don’t wear it!).
  11. Sakhalin.
    Sakhalin. 19 January 2016 10: 25
    0
    Well, the photo on the headline, as it were, "black raven, why are you hovering over my head" I won't wait for you!
    1. avva2012
      avva2012 19 January 2016 10: 30
      0
      Judging by the profile, the bird of prey. On the contrary, the jackdaw and the raven are scary.
      So as not to curl.
  12. Vladimir 1964
    Vladimir 1964 19 January 2016 10: 36
    +1
    In his opinion, today Russia simply continues to work in areas that were identified as early as the middle of the 90s.


    There is a feeling that until the West really "ran over" us, we did not remember this, although if we proceed from Primakov's legacy, we understood that someday this would happen. In my opinion, colleagues, this is one more confirmation of the mediocrity of our government. Everything is strictly according to the saying about roasted rooster. hi
  13. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 19 January 2016 12: 26
    0
    in particular, China and India, as well as Latin America

    Russia, unlike Europe, has the right to choose for itself an economic and political partner. Over the past 25 years, the West has shown perfectly what it is capable of and how you can trust it.