Putin: NATO’s focus on Asia-Pacific region poses security threat
06/28/2024 // Richard Brown // Views

NATO's increasing focus on the Asia-Pacific region poses a security threat not only to all countries in the region but also to Russia, necessitating a response from Moscow, President Vladimir Putin has warned.

He made these remarks during a press conference in Hanoi last week following meetings with his Vietnamese counterpart To Lam, and after signing a strategic partnership treaty with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang.

"We see what's happening in Asia, right? A bloc system is being put together [and] NATO is already moving there as if to a permanent place of residence. This, of course, poses a threat to all countries in the region, including the Russian Federation. We are obliged to respond to this and we will do so," Putin asserted.

In Vietnam, Putin announced that Moscow and Hanoi share a mutual interest in establishing a reliable and adequate regional security architecture based on the principles of non-use of force and peaceful settlement of disputes, without selective military-political blocs.

"The positions of Russia and Vietnam on these issues largely coincide or are close to each other," Putin noted.

Putin emphasized that global developments prioritize strengthening cooperation with partners, especially in significant areas concerning Asia. He also stated that Russia reserves the right to provide arms to its allies, paralleling Western actions of arming Ukraine and could potentially send long-range weapons to North Korea and other countries.

Last month, Putin indirectly referenced NATO and other Western-dominated organizations, warning that the Asia-Pacific region is "no place for closed military and political alliances," which both China and Russia view as "harmful and counterproductive." (Related: NATO has become military wing of globalist cabal that promotes the self-destruction of all nations in a depopulated world.)

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In 2021, the U.S., U.K. and Australia established the AUKUS security partnership, aiming to help Canberra acquire nuclear-powered submarines, with Washington reportedly attempting to fast-track Canada and Japan’s membership.

Last September, China condemned the AUKUS pact as an attempt to create an “Asia-Pacific version of NATO.”

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin argued that it is based on a “Cold War mentality,” which will only incite an arms race, undermine the international nuclear nonproliferation regime and harm regional stability and peace.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry also criticized NATO as a “walking war machine that causes chaos wherever it goes,” accusing the US-led bloc of meddling in Asian affairs and branding it a “terrible monster” that extends a "black hand" toward the region.

China has strongly opposed NATO's increasing involvement in the Asia-Pacific region.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry criticized NATO following its July summit in Lithuania, which included leaders from Australia, Japan, New Zealand and South Korea. They warned: "We have seen what NATO has done to Europe and NATO must not seek to sow chaos here in the Asia-Pacific."

Opinions vary on NATO's expansion in the region

Some believe NATO should avoid actions that fuel China's concerns about its eastward expansion, while others think NATO should leverage this issue to demonstrate collective strength.

However, the consensus is clear: NATO's partnership with the AP4 (Australia, Japan, New Zealand and South Korea) is now solidified.

At the Vilnius Summit, NATO committed to enhancing dialogue and cooperation to address shared security challenges, with further partnerships likely highlighted at the next NATO Summit in Washington, DC.

The U.S. has been a strong advocate for NATO's focus on the Indo-Pacific, emphasizing competition with China.

NATO's 2022 Strategic Concept pledged to address the challenges posed by China to Euro-Atlantic security. However, this growing interest is controversial among NATO Allies and Indo-Pacific countries. Many fear NATO's focus on China could escalate regional arms races and push countries into opposing blocs.

NATO's cooperation with Indo-Pacific powers has significant strategic implications. The main question is whether NATO's engagement in the region enhances security. There is a risk that publicizing this partnership could heighten tensions with China without providing sufficient resources for Indo-Pacific partners.

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