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United States Recognized that Russia Is Building a Multi-Polar World Order

06.07.2017 17:25

The US Defense Intelligence Agency has issued a report entitled "Russia. Military Power: Building a Military to Support Great Power Aspirations".

The report states that Moscow seeks to promote a multi-polar world predicated on the principles of respect for state sovereignty and non-interference in other states’ internal affairs, the primacy of the United Nations, and a careful balance of power preventing one state or group of states from dominating the international order. The statement that Russia supports the "primacy of the United Nations" and a "balance of power" in order to maintain the "international order" is quite a striking riposte to the often-repeated claim that Russia seeks to overthrow "the rules-based global system".

Next the report notes that Russia’s actions “belie a deeply entrenched sense of distrust regarding a United States that Moscow believes is intent on undermining Russia at home and abroad. Russia also has a deep and abiding distrust of U.S. efforts to promote democracy around the world and what it perceives as a U.S. campaign to impose a single set of global values. Moscow views the United States as the critical driver behind the crisis in Ukraine and the Arab Spring and believes that the overthrow of former Ukrainian President Yanukovych is the latest move in a long-established pattern of U.S.-orchestrated regime change efforts, including the Kosovo campaign, Iraq, Libya, and the 2003-2005 "color revolutions" in Georgia, Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan.