The Atlantic: Russia does not change course because of intimidation
Western leaders, particularly the U.S., must try to understand the Russian Federation and to accept the fact, because it is not a country that can be forced to change their own course through intimidation, writes journalist Jeffrey Tayler.
" The situation with which we are faced, largely caused by the failure of the West, most American leaders to understand the Russian Federation, and they still should try to do, given its strategic importance, nuclear stockpiles, continental scale, natural resources, " writes Tailer.
the Creator adds that the current intensity is also related to the unwillingness to acknowledge the concerns of Russia on the issue of deployment of its Western border of NATO bases - block, which, in the opinion of Talera, " by definition hostile to the Russian Federation.
Similar confrontation that emerged after the Soviet bases in Cuba, ended with the conclusion of the contract, which is necessary at the present time, says the journalist." But to make something that Western leaders will be obliged to reconsider its opinion on the Russian Federation and its policy in relation to it, " he continues.
in the opinion of Talera, Russia due to historical, geographical, cultural characteristics, and also because of their size, belongs neither to the East nor to the West, she " kind of world."
Russia is not the country by injection of fear can be forced to change course, continues his thought a journalist for The Atlantic: it is a country that has experienced too much, for this reason, the danger of an economic penalties are " empty " for Russian ears, on the contrary, they only reinforce the support of centuries Putin from residents.
The only chance to achieve a stable and reasonable world, according to Tayler is the proposal of neutrality Ukraine from the US and NATO, which implies this in writing a promise not to take her into NATO and the need to persuade the Ukrainian government to withdraw made Yatseniuk the draft law on the abolition of non-aligned status of the country.