"After Russia, Washington to ratchet up pressure on China"
    Professor Glenn Diesen for Caliber.Az

    INTERVIEWS  10 August 2022 - 14:25

    Huseyn Safarov
    Caliber.Az

    The West rejected pan-European security agreements signed in the early 1990s and instead proposed to create a new Europe, which Russia will not join, Glenn Diesen, professor at the University of Southeast Norway, told Caliber.Az, commenting on the current stage of Russia's confrontation with the US and Western Europe.

    "And the West has really strengthened its security by reducing it in Russia. All in accordance with the ideology of liberal internationalism, which argues that Russia can pose a threat to the West, while NATO is not seen as a threat to Russia, because the organization simply promotes liberal values," the expert noted.

    At the same time, according to Diesen, the economic hegemon, i.e. the West, is interested in increasing confidence in the international economic system under its control.

    "However, this international system is failing," the Norwegian professor believes. - An economic hegemon, now in relative decline, is likely to use its tools to weaken successfully developing rivals. Unsustainable debt in the US and the EU has gradually reduced the advantages of the dollar and the euro, while the misappropriation of assets in Iran, Syria, Venezuela, and Afghanistan has undermined confidence in the entire Western-centric financial system.

    Deterring rivals, such as Russia and China, leads to the militarization of transport corridors, and the reluctance of the International Monetary Fund to cooperate with China has prompted Beijing to create parallel institutions, such as the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. Former US President Donald Trump's economic war against China, which continued under Biden, weakened faith in the reliability of US suppliers of technology and industrial products. But Beijing's response was to gain significant technological sovereignty and reorganize the supply chain outside the United States," the political scientist stressed.

    At the same time, he draws attention to the fact that the extensive sanctions imposed on Russia are also negatively affecting the rest of the world - in the form of energy and food crises, inflation, and general economic decline.

    "The funds of the Russian Central Bank have been frozen, and the EU is even discussing the permanent confiscation of these deposits. At the same time, the West's desire to abandon Russian energy is forcing Russia to redirect all of its energy exports to the East. And countries that do not comply with unilateral Western sanctions face economic pressure. Apparently, China is next in line, because Washington actively promotes the idea of dividing the world into two blocks - a democratic (the collective West) and authoritarian (Russia, China, and their allies)," the expert suggests.

    However, Diesen is sure that Russia no longer aspires to Greater Europe where it used to supply natural resources for industry, and from where it used to import the latest technologies and industrial products. The Greater Eurasian Partnership is no longer an instrument to diversify economic relations.

    As for the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), according to our interlocutor, the organization continues to strive for further development and is likely to admit Iran as a new member in September. The BRICS countries want to play a more important role in the global economy, for which they are expanding the organization and are already ready to accept Argentina and Iran as members.

    "It has to be said that the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) has developed slowly against their background," the professor noted.

    Diesen concluded by suggesting that in the foreseeable future, Russian weapons will be aimed at the West, while Russia will begin to strengthen its economic ties more and more in the East.

     

    Caliber.Az




Read also

Hundreds of intelligence officers work at US embassy in Yerevan Caliber.Az interview with renowned Russian lawyer

22 September 2022 - 16:39

"United States' main task is to force Russia out of Armenia" Vladimir Kireyev in touch with Caliber.Az

21 September 2022 - 15:52

Russian analyst labels Armenian government as one of "provocation" Andrei Koryakovtsev hosted by Caliber.Az

21 September 2022 - 15:20

"Yusin and I have argued many times over the Karabakh issue" Giorgi Saralidze on bias in Russian media

16 September 2022 - 20:28

Shahin Novrasli - Azerbaijan's jazz ambassador PHOTO / VIDEO

23 September 2022 - 11:00

CSTO member states not to ignore trust in Azerbaijan Caliber.Az interview with Kazakh political analyst

14 September 2022 - 17:06
ADVERTS
Latest news

    Kyrgyzstan,Tajikistan sign document to end conflict

    25 September 2022 - 21:36

    COVID-19 cases in world exceed 614.8 million

    25 September 2022 - 20:33

    MoD denies Armenian claims about Azerbaijani wounded servicemen

    25 September 2022 - 19:36

    Azerbaijani chess player wins Shusha Chess Tournament 2022

    25 September 2022 - 19:27

    House of Azerbaijan opens in Finland

    25 September 2022 - 18:30

    Türkiye: Istanbul shipping canal construction to cost $20 billion

    25 September 2022 - 18:00

    Two pilots killed after two sport aircraft collide in Germany

    25 September 2022 - 17:49

    Great Britain says goodbye to key Brexit promise

    25 September 2022 - 17:40

    General Staff: Ukraine repels Russia's offensive in six settlements

    25 September 2022 - 17:20

    Germany's Scholz welcomes energy security deal in UAE

    25 September 2022 - 17:06

    Iran summons Norwegian, UK, Swedish envoys over attacks on embassies

    25 September 2022 - 16:59

    Kyiv issues guidelines for leaving Russia-controlled areas via Azerbaijan

    25 September 2022 - 16:44

    Spanish PM tests positive for COVID-19

    25 September 2022 - 16:28

    Türkiye may begin to supply food to Europe amid energy crisis

    25 September 2022 - 16:13

    Powerful Delta IV Heavy rocket launches US spy satellite

    25 September 2022 - 16:00

    Italians vote in general snap election

    25 September 2022 - 15:46

    Ankara: Greece illegally stationing armoured vehicles on Aegean islands

    25 September 2022 - 15:29

    Armenian MP lambasts officials for opposition members' arrest

    25 September 2022 - 15:14

    President: Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus stands by Azerbaijan in its just struggle

    25 September 2022 - 15:00

    China partially closes Yellow Sea for shipping

    25 September 2022 - 14:45

    Azerbaijan defuses 55-kg explosive device laid by Armenia

    25 September 2022 - 14:31

    SpaceX launches another successful Starlink mission from Florida

    25 September 2022 - 14:21

    Iran: Protesters stone security forces in Ardabil

    VIDEO

    25 September 2022 - 14:07

    Polish envoy: Azerbaijan - important energy partner for Europe

    25 September 2022 - 13:56

    China coup rumours dismissed

    25 September 2022 - 13:40

    Cavusoglu: US should not devalue Türkiye's importance

    25 September 2022 - 13:26

    Sweden ready to support mediation efforts between Azerbaijan, Armenia

    25 September 2022 - 13:11

    Kyiv: Odesa attacked by kamikaze drones

    25 September 2022 - 13:05

    WSJ: Support for Ukraine potentially faces new political hurdles in US Congress

    25 September 2022 - 12:59

    North Korea fires ballistic missile ahead of US VP's visit

    25 September 2022 - 12:45

    Azerbaijan successfully foils Armenian provocation near its embassy in Sweden

    25 September 2022 - 12:30

    Italian Eni to replace over 50% of Russian gas this winter

    25 September 2022 - 12:13

    China vows to combat Taiwan separatism

    25 September 2022 - 12:00

    Azerbaijan among top 50 in UN Sustainable Dev't Goals Report 2022

    25 September 2022 - 11:44

    Biden declares state of emergency in Florida amid Tropical Storm Ian

    25 September 2022 - 11:30

    Slovenia seeks to expand demining cooperation with Azerbaijan

    25 September 2022 - 11:21

    UN Security Council to hold ministerial on Ukraine on September 27

    25 September 2022 - 11:08

    Iran to act decisively after biggest protests in years, president says

    25 September 2022 - 10:59

    Bloomberg: EU nations urge tougher Russia sanctions in next package

    25 September 2022 - 10:43

    China urges countries to resolve differences through dialogue

    25 September 2022 - 10:28

    Türkiye, UN find options for supplying Russian fertilisers to markets

    25 September 2022 - 10:16

    FM: Armenia-Azerbaijan peace eastablishment key to prosperous South Caucasus

    25 September 2022 - 10:03

    Azerbaijani FM briefs UN session about latest Armenia provocations

    25 September 2022 - 09:56

    FM: Azerbaijan not interested in tension with Armenia

    25 September 2022 - 09:43

    FM: Armenia still fails to fully withdraw forces from Azerbaijan

    25 September 2022 - 09:29

All news