MINSK, 8 April (BelTA) – The bipolar world is emerging where the USA and China are the poles, BelTA learned from Andrei Chernobai, an analyst with the Belarusian Institute of Strategic Research (BISR).
“Now we see the emergence of the bipolar world, where the USA and China are the poles. Countries such as Russia, India, the European Union as a whole, of course, are centers of power, but we should admit that they are not world poles,” Andrei Chernobai believes.
According to him, the United States is currently developing another national security strategy, where China is named an adversary. “In other words, Russia is seen as a country that simply poses a threat, a danger, but nothing more. After all, the focus is on China,” he said.
“In March the European Union adopted the so-called Strategic Compass, a document comprising a common vision for the EU's role in security and defense. Thus, the EU strengthens NATO and assumes part of the responsibility to address issues of European defense and to conduct some independent operations outside of Europe. In other words, the United States, being the dominant force in NATO, is trying to transfer part of the functions to other countries, in particular, European ones. America needs this in order to redirect its forces to the Asia-Pacific region,” the expert emphasized.
Andrei Chernobai drew attention to the role of the AUKUS security pact in this context. “The new alliance that includes the United States, Great Britain and Australia has to do, first of all, with the increased confrontation between the United States and China,” he added.
“In this big global confrontation Russia is seen as an ally of China. It is important for the USA to weaken the Russian Federation, so Belarus was also dragged into it,” the analyst concluded.