John Kerry visits Moscow regularly. The last visit took place in December 2015. However, some analysts are sure that the US Secretary of State has a special mission now.
On secret signs of diplomacy, hidden maneuvers and political illusions - in the author's comments by Mikhail Leontiev.
However, hello! US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Moscow on an official visit today. However, the entourage of this visit is not quite standard.
John Kerry officially announced 15 in March of his intention to visit Moscow, the day after Vladimir Putin announced the withdrawal of the Russian military group from Syria. Then, it was the American side that made persistent requests to meet Kerry with Putin, in addition to talks with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
Usually, the American side, to put it mildly, does not pedal its initiative to organize such meetings. And here ... It seems that Kerry should give Putin some extremely important message. We have already talked about the "transition from confrontation to a limited partnership."
"In essence, there is a frozen conflict in which the two sides act against each other. And the only way out here is negotiations ... From my point of view, the politician who could be most seriously considered by Putin is John Kerry ... After numerous Obama's statements on Putin probably don’t want to talk to him, "said Harlan Ulman.
Harlan Ulman is a military strategist, political analyst, considered very close to Secretary of State and former presidential candidate John Kerry. We emphasize that this can only be the beginning of negotiations, which can hardly be quick and effective. Here, the view of American analysts seems interesting to us. George Friedman, founder and former head of Stratfort, who was called private CIA.
"They (Russians), unfortunately, do not understand how the United States is organized ... So they see some Donald Trump and think that this is a threat to the regime because they do not understand that the institution of presidential power is very weak. And if this place remains empty - everything will be fine. There is such a misunderstanding about political systems: we don’t believe that Putin is popular, but they cannot understand how weak the president’s figure is. Everyone asks, what does Obama want? he has the power to do what he wants. He has to have The case with the two-chambers Congress, the Supreme Court, 50 states ... In the US, it’s hard to do anything at all. This is what the founding fathers wanted. They didn’t want to create an effective government ... But the US being in continuous motion, everyone is doing very slowly. Especially foreign policy ... So I think that in a certain sense, the Russian President has more room for maneuver than the American one, "says Friedman.
Friedman warns us against excessive hopes and illusions. Nevertheless, the Americans, as Churchill said, will always find the right solution, having tried all the others before that. The question is how much they have already tried.
“Obama’s summit with Putin is needed, although Obama is leaving the post. The problem is that I don’t think that Putin feels that Obama is his equal. So there’sn’t enough interest in filling such a summit with serious content. That’s why The visit of Secretary of State Kerry to Moscow is very important for trying to start negotiations, and negotiations on Syria will be extremely difficult because of the involvement of many parties with different interests in the problem .... And how to solve this is a big question, but the solution of these problems lead to a great deal between US and Russia, which will eventually lead to the lifting of sanctions, and also include Ukraine, ”says Harlan Ulman.
Notice, this is not what we said.