NATO resumes the "cold war"


The NATO summit in Warsaw began its work, which will last two days. It is expected that important decisions regarding a confrontation with Russia will be made.

Strengthening on the Eastern Front

NATO is expected to strengthen its anti-Russian rhetoric and adopt corresponding decisions during the summit. Final decisions will be taken regarding the strengthening of the US' presence in Europe. We are talking primarily about the placement of additional compounds of the US Army in Europe and deployment on the territory of the Baltic states and Poland of 4 multinational battalions, and the creation on the territory of Romania an additional multinational battalion. It is substantiated by this alleged "threat" posed by Russia. The US seeks a way to gain a foothold in a key region of Eastern Europe, because as stated by the founder of geopolitics, Sir HJ Mackinder: " Who rules East Europe commands the Heartland; who rules the Heartland commands the World-Island; who rules the World-Island controls the world”.  Also, the possibility of military pressure on Russia and further military escalation is not ruled out.

NATO comes to the North

According to the Deputy Secretary General of NATO Alexander Vershbow, NATO has returned to "Cold War” politics - the strengthening of borders in the east. Also attending the summit are the invited presidents of formally neutral Sweden and Finland, which NATO also involves in the confrontation with Russia, creating the so-called Northern Alliance with the participation of the Scandinavian neutrals and NATO member countries.

To endanger Europe

The United States also plans to raise the question of the transition of US missile defense systems in Poland and Romania to NATO's formal control. Previously it was opposed by France, knowing that in this way all country-members of the alliance will be responsible for threatening Russia's security with these systems.

More on the agenda

In addition, also on the agenda is the situation in the Middle East, cyber threats and hybrid war, the first steps in the creation of multinational units of the Very High Readiness Joint Task Force, the signing of an agreement with the EU, and the implementation of decisions of the NATO Summit in Wales. NATO insists its member-countries increasing their military spending. Previously, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced a proposal to increase the military budgets of the Member States in the next year by 3%, so that most of the members of the organization move closer to the previously designated purpose - 2% of GDP on military spending.

The contradictions within the Alliance

The main contradictions within NATO are the interests of the continental powers of Old Europe (France and Germany), who are not interested in a large-scale escalation of the conflict with Russia and the US' position and its Eastern European satellites (Poland, Romania, the Baltic countries), deliberately drawing the entire continent into a confrontation with Russia. In addition, the southern countries of the Alliance (Italy, Greece) feel the existential threat of Islamic extremism than the imaginary challenge that comes from Russia.