Russia and China Where are they taking the world?

The war became an international conflict that appeared in the economy and shook the conscience of the world, as millions of people follow the course of that war on the various media. The Russian Air Force is roaming in the Ukrainian airspace, and the ground forces are advancing on the Ukrainian soil through many axes. Russian President Vladimir Putin, before the start of the war, set his goals, which are Ukraine’s recognition of Crimea’s subordination to Russia, the recognition of the two new republics in the Donbass region, Donetsk and Luhansk, as independent entities, Ukraine’s pledge not to join NATO, as well as the European Union, and the disarmament of the European Union. Ukraine's arms, and the isolation of what Russia calls neo-Nazis in its territory. Some Russian orders are understandable, and may be negotiable, but some are impossible to accept. Russian commands are the tip of the iceberg, while what is under the water can only be seen by President Putin with his pupils.

 

Ukraine was for several centuries a part of Tsarist Russia, as well as communism, and contributed strongly to the establishment of the Russian entity, and there is an ethnic, linguistic and cultural overlap between the two countries.President Putin lived in the era of the Soviet Union as a superpower, and it was the second head above the body of the world with the western world with its American and European western wings. The West was not satisfied with the disappearance of the Soviet Union, but it also joined the eastern part of Europe to NATO and the European Union. As for the former Soviet republics in West Asia, their loyalties differed. Putin personally witnessed the collapse of the Berlin Wall separating the two superpowers; The Communist East and the Liberal West. The deep-water part of the snow mountain has many national and international strategic clusters for the Russian president. He wants Ukraine to be the new wall that constitutes Russia's protective shield against Western expansion into the Russian homeland politically, militarily, culturally and economically. Putin today, for Russia, is not just a president, but a national leader who reconstructed a giant entity that collapsed due to the imbalance that afflicted Great Russia, and his person in the absence of national identity in the midst of the Communist International in which the Russian national identity dissolved, and the weakness and aging of the Communist Party since the departure of Stalin, and Amin The Communist Party, Gorbachev, contributed to the end of the Russian entity, and after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Putin sees that President Yeltsin was deceived by the West and submitted to him, and his policy was a strong blow that brought the rest of Russia to its knees. 

 

Putin's massive military move into Ukraine is part of the re-establishment of national Russia with an identity that draws on its Tsarist past and the Orthodox Christian faith. The Russian thinker, Alexander Dugin, is considered one of the main theoreticians of Putinist politics. Dugin put forward years ago what he called the fourth political theory, and the title intended to transcend liberal, nationalist and communist theories. Dugin's fourth political theory is based on religion, history, nationalism, and the special formation of the Russian identity, geographically and humanly. In the context of his theory, he states that Russia has never witnessed a pluralistic political system, but was led by the leader, and even the tsars were leaders. Dugin says that the tsar is in the head and religion is in the heart. He adds that the Orthodox Christian religion is a key factor in shaping the Russian national identity and determining its rule under the leadership of the leader, and believes that Putin is the leader who brings together all the qualities needed by the builder of the new national Russia, and that his stay at the head of the Russian state for more than a decade will enable him to achieve what The Russian people aspire to him to establish a national entity of a strong modern state. 

 

Putin's first goal is to re-establish Russia. As for talking about his country's international role, and what is said about multipolarity in a new world, that is not one of his priorities, although he does not oppose it. The poles of the world will not multiply in the foreseeable future. The active pole internationally has huge potentials described financially, militarily, scientifically and technically. The liberal western pole, with its American and European composition, and its military arm NATO, in addition to Japan with its economic and scientific capabilities, there is no one today who possesses the ingredients to compete.

 

Talking about China as a rival pole to the Western bloc is not without confusing the rising economic power with enormous power globally and the components of the international leadership pole. China has its own calculations and carefully calculated steps. The Chinese mind has a huge historical, political, social and cultural heritage that its leaders enlighten. To this day, Chinese leaders repeat that they are a developing country, and they do not want to appear as a force that struggles for leadership and supremacy at the international level, but at the same time, they are good at exploiting the struggles of others.In the past, the Ottoman and Russian empires fought each other, and the victor was Britain. China will reap the fruits that fall from the tree of the Russian-Western conflict without being a party to it, and it will wait for the final outcomes of this round of clash between Russia and the West, to use it in the course of its economic interests first. Chinese policy is based on calm and calculated slowness. When the leader Mao Zedong was asked about his opinion of the French Revolution, he asked his questioner by saying: When did this revolution take place? He replied that it had been established two hundred years ago, and Mao Zedong's reply was: It is too early to judge it. China will be the biggest beneficiary of the Russian war in Ukraine economically.The Russian president climbed to the tree of Ukraine on the crane of blood and the Western bloc collapsed to him, and the rope of unprecedented heavy sanctions, financially and politically, was wrapped around him.This is the first war that the whole world sees through the world's audio-visual and written media. Billions of people follow millions of people fleeing the war as they leave the land of Ukraine for various countries of the world, children, old people and women, and the media broadcasts live on the air and ground bombardments. Demonstrations all over the world expressing opposition to this war, and the overwhelming majority of the countries of the world condemned the Russian act in the UN General Assembly hall.

 

It is a comprehensive global war, specifically in its economic aspect, as the sanctions imposed on Russia had huge repercussions that affected most of the countries of the world. Russia is the food basket of the world, as well as one of its energy sources, and the vital air passage between the continents. Russia is able, to one degree or another, to contain the sanctions for a while, but the battle is broader and more complex. Russia has been placed between the hammer of heavy sanctions and the anvil of the Ukrainian resistance backed by advanced Western weapons. What peace will Putin take from the Ukrainian blood tree to continue realizing his historic Russian national project?

MADO BALKILO