Foreword by the Saker: to be honest, I have not been following the latest presidential race in the USA. Simply put, I have long lost any hope to see any change come from any election in the USA. Changing the puppet makes no difference as long as the puppeteer remains the same one. Still, I think that there are at least two main puppeteers in the USA: what I call the “Old Anglo” guard and the Neocons. And while these two agree on a lot, there are some real differences between them.
Thursday, March 3, 2016
by Sergei Lavrov
International relations have entered a very difficult period, and Russia once again finds itself at the crossroads of key trends that determine the vector of future global development.
Many different opinions have been expressed in this connection including the fear that we have a distorted view of the international situation and Russia’s international standing. I perceive this as an echo of the eternal dispute between pro-Western liberals and the advocates of Russia’s unique path. There are also those, both in Russia and outside of it, who believe that Russia is doomed to drag behind, trying to catch up with the West and forced to bend to other players’ rules, and hence will be unable to claim its rightful place in international affairs. I’d like to use this opportunity to express some of my views and to back them with examples from history and historical parallels.