In the medium term Russia will remain one of the most powerful countries in the world in the military, direct military aggression against Russia is unlikely, says the report of the Center for strategic research (CSR).
“In the medium term Russia will remain as one of the most powerful countries militarily. It is a nuclear power,” — said in the report.
In CSR believe that “direct military aggression against Russia is unlikely, despite the numerical superiority of the neighbouring States and alliances”. “Nevertheless, the armed forces require further renovation and improvement given the technical and managerial innovations”, — the report.
It also noted that Russia could “position yourself as a facilitator of intercultural and intercivilizational dialogue, speaking, however, an active participant in the global fight against terrorism and radicalism.”
However, experts note that confrontation with the West in the long term harms Russia and “artificially puts it a false choice between sovereignty and security on the one hand and participation in global cross-border interactions on the other.” “Russia is facing a pressing need to get out of the dilemma between sovereignty and globalization,” center for strategic research.
In this case, noted in the article, despite the persistence and possible consolidation of existing units (primarily NATO) in the short and medium term common form of interaction between States would be “situational coalitions and alliances”.
“Russia can act as the initiator of creation of such coalitions and their active participant, taking a flexible and pragmatic foreign policy” — according to the CSR.