Return of some United States’ realism over Russia

Cyceon has always thought that one of the fundamental obstacles to global stability and effective resolution of security threats was the treatment of Russia by the United States as both an enemy country and a regional power. This finding has sometimes falsely associated us with implicit support for Russian President Vladimir Putin, although it did not result from any political preference but simply from the data used in our work.

Putin succeeded, thanks to circumstances in Ukraine and mainly in Syria, in bringing Russia back to the center of international relations. With a diplomatic approach of concentrating forces on few specific zones contrary to the global approach of the United States and its considerably lower cost-advantage, Russia enjoys a geopolitical influence superior to its demographic and statistical dimension.

With the world’s largest territory and incalculable natural resources, Cyceon postulates that Russia cannot de facto be considered as a secondary power, hence the impossibility for the United States to treat it like a country among others. Putin’s activism and harsh reality have thus forced US President Barack Obama to conclude his two mandates by acknowledging in Berlin that Russia is a “superpower” contrary to what his administration has been repeating for 8 years to the detriment of global security.