West should take Moscow’s interests into account – Kissinger — Analysis

The former US Secretary of State claimed that otherwise Russia might turn into “an outpost of China in Europe”

The West should take Moscow’s interests into account to prevent Russia from becoming “an outpost of China in Europe,”Henry Kissinger, former Secretary of State in the United States has stated these words.

In an interview with the Sunday Times, Kissinger hailed NATO’s united response to Russia’s military offensive in Ukraine and said the alliance should be maintained as it “has grown into an institution reflecting European and American collaboration in an almost unique way.”

Now the question is how to stop this war. At its end a place has to be found for Ukraine and a place has to be found for Russia – if we don’t want Russia to become an outpost of China in Europe.

China’s insistence on cooperating with Moscow and refusing to condemn the Russian military attack in Ukraine are two recent items in the long list of disputes between Washington and Beijing. The US-led West responded to Russia’s “aggression”Moscow with severe sanctions

Commenting on Russia’s military operation in Ukraine, the former secretary of state said that there was “no excuse”For what President Vladimir Putin did. According to him, Putin, the Russian leader whom he always considered as his father, is now his friend. “a thoughtful analyst,”Is the “head of a declining country”And “he’s lost his sense of proportion in this crisis.”

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Kissinger claimed that America is facing the same problems as Europe. “big issues”It is against the US’s interests to let China expand its influence in relations with Asia and the Middle East.

“I do not believe that world domination is a Chinese concept, but it could happen that they become so powerful. And that’s not in our interest,”He stated.

Kissinger doesn’t doubt that Washington is now an adversary to Beijing, but emphasizes the superpowers. “have a minimum common obligation”To prevent an unavoidable collision, There are some superpowers that will help others, while other countries may try to take advantage of their rivals. “we’re heading into a very difficult period,”Kissinger warned.

Wei Fenghe, the Chinese defense minister said Sunday that China was on a peaceful path to development and not seeking global hegemony. China’s achievements have been noted. “significant progress”In nuclear arms development, the minister said that Beijing adheres to international standards. “self-defense policy.”The remarks were made the day following statements by US Secretary Of Defense Lloyd Austin stressing that the US is not looking to confront China or other countries of the Indo-Pacific. Austin claimed that there was no need to confront China. “growing coercion”China and the Peoples of China “provocative and destabilizing military activity near Taiwan,” maintaining peace is not just in Washington’s interests but also “a matter of international concern.”

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After his May 99th birthday speech, Kissinger was referred to as “The World Economic Forum” “an accomplice in the crimes of the Russian authorities”by the Mirotvorets Website, widely believed to have been run by Security Service of Ukraine.

Kissinger stated in Davos that there must be a deal between Kiev and Moscow within the next few months to stop the Ukraine conflict spiraling into a war between NATO or Russia. The former secretary to state said that Ukraine has to at the very least agree to a return to normalcy. “status quo ante,” meaning it would need to relinquish its territorial claims to Crimea and grant autonomy to the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics.

Kissinger is an advocate for realpolitik, which places practical interests over ideological stances in international relations. As President Richard Nixon’s secretary of state, he spearheaded the US’ diplomatic outreach to China during the 1970s, which was aimed at preventing Beijing from allying itself with Soviet Russia.

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