Many fear that the actions of the United States could be detrimental in the long run for world affairs. In fact, if the United States pushes through with its current actions, analysts predict it could eventually lead to a nuclear war.
NATO and US Plans
NATO is not helping the situation as it fuels things further. The organization has been at the forefront of what analysts think could be the spark of another World War.
“What we shouldn’t do now is inflame the situation further through saber-rattling and warmongering… Whoever believes that a symbolic tank parade on the alliance’s eastern border will bring security is mistaken… We are well-advised to not create pretexts to renew an old confrontation… [It would be] fatal to search only for military solutions and a policy of deterrence,” RT quoted German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
RT added that the official’s dread should not be taken lightly, because the person is in a position of what the United States plans to do. In fact, his words reflect the fears of people across Europe. Even when the United States is pushing that its acts are in for “containment,” some see it as efforts on Cold War-like strategies advancing on Russia and China.
NATO and Russia to Talk
Nonetheless, even with the concerns on the United States, there might be hope between NATO and Russia, as the two parties are expected to meet soon. NATO Chief Jens Stoltenberg said that the alliance will be talking to Russia officially following the summit in Warsaw this week. Still, experts suggest that there still could be room for tension. Previously, the two met in April, but talks ended because of “profound disagreements.”
“The NATO-Russia Council has an important role to play as a forum for dialogue” and could “increase predictability,” Stoltenberg told reporters on July 4, ahead of the two-day summit that starts on July 8.
“That is why we are working with Russia to hold another meeting of the council shortly after the summit,” he added.