Carter Page, advisor to US presidential candidate Donald Trump, arrived in Moscow to deliver a speech at the New Economic School. A spokesman for the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov has not commented on reports of a possible meeting with the Russian leadership.
From the standpoint of the United States Trump may well find common ground with Russia based on common approaches to international relations: the account of national interests, the concept of balance of power, and the supremacy of the principle of sovereignty. Trump is opposed to the interventionist policy and ideology of spreading democracy, which is closely associated with US foreign policy the last few decades. He also rejects the strategy of controlled chaos, promoted by the liberal Obama administration.
Trump views the United States’ interests as a nation state. The continued interventionist policy threatens an “imperial overstretch” and the collapse of the American project under the weight of its commitments and military expenditures. Obama and Clinton promote a military confrontation with Russia and the Third World War. The promotion of globalization and the creation of transpacific and transatlantic free trade zones, as well as the promotion of open borders and free trade policies in the North American continent faces unemployment and falling living standards in the United States. The continued course of unipolar hegemony is dangerous for the US as well as for the rest of the world. Responsible realists who support Trump understand this.
Shadow of globalism
With this new realist trend in American politics the globalists are trying to establish control over it. The Council on Foreign Relations has been in contact with both Donald Trump and Carter Page. It is significant that Page’s performance takes place in the New Economic School, which is one of the elements of the network of globalist influence in Russia. Former Rector of NES Sergei Guriev in 2013 emigrated to France. He is closely linked with the fugitive oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky and he represents Russian liberals in globalist Bilderberg meetings.