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Russland: Containment Forever

von: 13. Dezember 2015


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Schon aus dem Sommer stammt ein interessanter Artikel des privaten Nachrichtendienstes Strategic Forecast, demzufolge sich die US-Politik auch nach dem Ende des Kalten Krieges konsequent der Eindämmung Russlands verschrieben hätte. Die Schärfe dieser anti-russichen Ausrichtung hänge wiederum von der jeweiligen Stärke Moskaus ab: “The containment policy never really ended. Washington gave it a rest during the 1990s and early 2000s, when Russia was too weak to necessitate active and overt containment. But the geopolitical imperative behind the policy — preventing the rise of regional hegemons with the potential to challenge the United States — never disappeared, as the continued expansion of NATO and the European Union illustrated. […] Of course, the United States is no longer preoccupied with stopping the spread of communism or containing Russia’s power and political influence on a global scale. But the geopolitical imperative that gave birth to the U.S. containment policy — to limit Russia’s ability to project power beyond its borders — is still relevant and will remain so long into the future.” (jw)