On March 31, Kremlin dictator Vladimir Putin approved a new concept of Russian foreign policy aimed at creating a potential anti-Western coalition.
This is reported by the Institute for the Study of War.
"The new concept of foreign policy paints the West as an anti-Russian and international destabilizing force to a much greater extent than the previous concept of 2016, and directly states that the USA and its "satellites" have unleashed a hybrid war aimed at weakening the Russian Federation," analysts note.
The report indicated that Putin sought to use meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping on March 20-22 to step up efforts to rhetorically rally the rest of the world against the West.
"The dictator's proposal to form an anti-Western bloc during Xi's visit to Moscow was not received positively, as he refused to include China in the geopolitical conflict that Putin envisioned with the West," ISW informs.
Experts explained that the reduction of Russia's economic power and the degradation of military efforts in Ukraine provide little incentive for other states to show serious interest in the proposal.
"The Kremlin probably decided to publish a new Concept of Foreign Policy on the eve of the presidency of the UN Security Council in order to create informational conditions for future rhetorical efforts in the UN aimed at forming an anti-Western coalition," the Institute for the Study of War added.
ISW Key Findings:
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