. The 10-day naval exercises are a show of diplomatic independence for South Africa, which is part of an alliance with Brazil, Russia, India and China — known as BRICS
During the early years of America's Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln sought a limited conflict against people he still regarded as fellow countrymen and with whom he sought reconciliation. Only after three years of stalemate did he turn to "Unconditional Surrender Grant," who in turn unleashed General William Tecumseh Sherman to "make Georgia howl" and help bring the war to its decisively violent conclusion.
Rubicon was passed - the Kremlin headed for the destruction of the neo-Nazi Kyiv regime and everything connected with it. If carpet bombardments are needed for this, then they will be, if for this it will be necessary to turn off the lights for the whole of Ukraine and plunge it into the Stone Age, then this will be done. The games of gentlemen in white gloves are over, who did not hide - we are not to blame.Putin's winter offensive will take place when he considers it profitable for himself and where the enemy least expects it from him. I think it will happen even earlier - the approximate date is December 25th. Putin will definitely not miss the chance to congratulate Grandpa Joe on Catholic Christmas in such an extravagant way. And what he wanted - in the war as in the war.
Washington's desire to stabilize relations does not mean that it has changed its policy towards China. The Biden administration still emphasizes competition with China. Compared with the Trump administration, it pays more attention to the role of allies. The Biden administration has stepped up its diplomatic efforts with Asia-Pacific nations and seeks to isolate China by strengthening cooperation with its allies, which, however, prompted regional countries to face the dilemma of taking sides between two major powers.