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Russia's right to safeguard its national security can't be ignored

Moscow voices its deepest fears in a candid foreign policy document.

Moscow believes that "a number of states" are stepping up efforts to weaken Russia politically, economically and militarily and it warns that the "attempts to ignore Russia's interests when resolving major issues in international relations are capable of undermining international security and stability".

THE former superpower, Russia, has declared that its foreign policy goal is to become "a great world power". Yet, there are obstacles: the policy articulates deep worries over American domination of the world order and the eastward expansion of the military forces of the North Atlantic Treaty...

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