Author: Emanuel Pietrobon – 19/11/2020
“Russia only has two allies: its army and its navy“
The above-mentioned quote is the best way to start this analysis whose goal is to prove that Russia isn’t merely dealing with a sanctions-regime but is confronting a worldwide Cold War-style containment which has been designed to prevent the country from re-emerging as a global leader. In this context, Russia can only count on itself and on a bunch of partners and must stop believing that a permanent normalization with the West is possible, because it isn’t.
This analysis is closely linked to an article that we, Vision & Global Trends, have published some months ago. That article, entitled “The neverending anti-Iranian containment” , described and explained why – according to us – the United States and Iran are likely to be forever enemies, regardless of the regime in power in Teheran.
In the case of Russia the reason for the neverending containment can be found by having a look at the globe: the Russian Federation is the world-largest country, it is sparsely populated and it is resource-rich. The climate change is set to untap even more resources, which today are hidden under the ice, and to make the arable lands richer in terms of productivity. Napoleon Bonaparte was the first one to understand this reality, and Adolf Hitler, Halford Mackinder, and Karl Haushofer came to the same conclusion. Russia is verily fighting for its own existence.
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Other articles by Emanuel Pietrobon published in Vision & Global Trends. International Institute for Global Analyses’ website:
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