- NATO’s Hear-Me-Roar Strategy Toward Russia ‘Is Extremely Dangerous’
The North Atlantic Alliance could have well been inspired by the words of House Lannister in its policy with regard to Russia. The bloc’s recent moves, including Washington’s F-22 deployment to Germany, are an apparent show of strength, a German political analyst asserted, calling this strategy “extremely dangerous.”
It has not always been this way. NATO’s strategy during the Cold War was “wiser,” Horst Teltschik noted.
These days NATO is apparently all about confrontation, not dialogue with Moscow. The North Atlantic Alliance is currently engaged in the largest airborne war-games since the end of the Cold War. The bloc has recently decided to open additional command centers in the Eastern European countries and the Baltics. Earlier, in June, the US elected to preposition heavy military hardware close to Russia’s borders.
These other steps contributed to the lack of trust between the two parties, according to the expert. Moreover, NATO’s saber rattling, which Russia perceives as dangerous to the European security, forced Moscow to bolster its defense capabilities.