Russia in the context of foreign policy strategy of the USA: political and descriptive analysis of the post-bipolar times
The article is focused on the political and descriptive analysis of the U.S. foreign policy towards Russia under the post-bipolar times. Among the problems under discussion are the factors which caused special attention of the American leadership to Russia from the beginning of the post-bipolar world, as well as the evolution of the US strategic approaches to Russia during 1990-2010-s years, including military aggression of Russia against Georgia (2008) and Ukraine (2014-2020).
Authoress applies to commonly acknowledged position that Russia as a great state will always be in the circle of the USA interests. This approach is based on the status of Russia as a nuclear power state and a member of the UN Security Council, which, despite difficulties of its internal development, maintains impact upon international relations. However, it is Russia’s influence on international relations that constitutes by reflecting imperial claims a threat to the world status quo, contrary to the position of the United States, and thus causes a line of rivalry between the parties.
The paper is tracing the process of accumulation contradictions in the US-Russian relations, which led from the partnership to the state of a new Cold War between the parties. It is deliberated the problematical character of the American administration’s reaction to Russia’s aggression against and Georgia (2008) and, in turn, the sharpness of the USA’s reaction to the Russian-Ukrainian armed conflict in 2014. It Is noted that Ukrainian factor – according to rivalries of RF and the USA – had overcome the post-Soviet space, but acquired a civilization nature. So, an aid to Ukraine from the USA in this respect has got an objective character regarding not only American national interests, but Western liberal values and freedoms.
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