US National Security Strategy – a blueprint for confrontation? (by Ambassador Yakovenko)
In February 2015 the National Security Strategy was adopted by the United States. It calls for containment of ”Russian aggression“, especially with regard to Ukraine. It is noted that the United States will remain vigilant with respect to strategic opportunities in Russia, and to help allies and partners to confront Russian policies. Particular emphasis was placed on the continuation of cooperation of US with European allies for political and economic isolation of Russia "for interference in the Ukraine’s affairs".
The Administrative Office of the Security Council of the Russian Federation has examined the Strategy and believes that, should it be implemented, the following threats to Russia might arise.
In the long term, the US and their allies will continue the policy of political and economic isolation of Russia by seeking to restrict Russia’s options in energy export and oust its military goods from all the markets while raising difficulties for high technology production within Russia.
The US and its allies will put significant effort into pushing our country’s traditional partners to adopt anti-Russian policies and diminishing Russia’s influence across the former Soviet Union republics.
The US will continue its efforts to preserve their global dominance, increase NATO’s combat capabilities, and strengthen US military presence in the Asia-Pacific region. Military force will continue to be viewed as the primary means of ensuring national security and the interests of the United States.
Advanced and sophisticated technologies of “colour revolutions” will be exploited more widely to eliminate the political regimes unfavourable towards US and, with high probability, used against Russia as well.
So, the Strategy has been developed on the basis of a principle of American exceptionalism, right to undertake one-sided actions and advancement of US interests in the world and actively directed against Russia.