Just a few weeks ago, a report from the Russian Foreign and Defense Policy Council came out, apparently written at the request of the Russian presidential administration (at least that's how it was presented). Entitled "Problems and lessons from the recent history of national foreign policy (and the possibilities of correcting it)", it was signed by four heavyweights close to the Kremlin: Sergei Karaganov, Fyodor Lukyanov, Alexander Kramarenko and Dmitry Trenin. After having long been the point of contact for dialogue with the West, these strategists set the scene for the radical turn that they believe must prevail in Russian foreign policy: a total break with the West and a drastic turn towards Xi's East and China.
In short, if the authors pay lip service to the need to preserve certain European ties, they call for turning our backs on Europe "by leaving the Western-centrism that has consisted in Russia for centuries of wanting ...
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