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NATO Summit: West To Move China to Back Burner, Russia and Belarus to the Front

The secretary general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Jens Stoltenberg, gave an online address entitled ”NATO 2030: a transatlantic agenda for the future” at an event co-sponsored by the Brookings Institution and German Council on Foreign Relations on June 4.

As the title of the presentation would indicate, his comments, addressed to organizations to which he and NATO are really beholden (as distinct from transitory, ephemeral entities like governments), were apropos the NATO summit in Brussels which will begin on June 14.

If one sentence can provide the distilled essence of her comments both during the speech and the question-and-answer session following it, it would be this one: “We have now a low point in our relationship with Russia, since the end of the Cold War.” And though generously acknowledging that Russia is “our neighbor” [that is, NATO’s neighbor; more particularly the unwelcome neighbor on NATO’s Eastern Flank], and one NATO is prepared to talk to – on NATO’s terms solely, of course – he and the moderator of the question-and-answer period, Constanze Stelzenmueller, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, delivered an unrelenting barrage of accusations against Russia on any number of fronts.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The timing on wanting to drop China as "bad guy in chief", after the Wuhan debacle, was thoroughly predictable, in order to attempt to make people forget the suffering of the last year, both geopolitically induced, and medical, they, or their loved ones, may have endured.

But the reality is, Russia has done absolutely nothing.... to earn these accusations, and NATO leadership knows it.