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    Russia to the Rescue: Berlin Could Shed US Subordination With Moscow's Help

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    Russia remains the only country that could hypothetically give Germany the chance to escape Washington's control, according to political analyst Andranik Migranyan.

    In an interview with Sputnik, Andranik Migranyan, a political analyst and professor at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, touted Russia as the only country capable of giving Germany the opportunity to unencumber itself from the tight control of the White House in the foreseeable future.

    Migranyan commented on recent remarks made by George Friedman, founder of the global intelligence company Stratfor, who said that Washington is closely monitoring the relations between Russia and Germany and will do anything to prevent a strategic partnership between the two countries.

    Right now, Germany doesn't have even the theoretical ability to avoid being controlled by the United States, according to Migranyan.

    "Of course, Germany would like to have more space for maneuvering, but its subordinate status is still in place and the country remains covered by the US umbrella," Migranyan said.

    At the same time, he did not rule out that some EU countries, including Germany, may gain more sovereignty in the future due to a spate of factors, including the ongoing migration crisis.

    "If Germany wanted to have more freedom for maneuvering in the future, how it could oppose the United States? The only country that could give Germany this opportunity is Russia," he pointed out.

    Even though speaking of such a prospect is irrelevant at the moment, nothing lasts forever, Migranyan said, referring to the US's current dominance in Europe.

    "The influence Washington, Brussels and NATO have on the security policies of the European states will not last forever," he concluded.

    In an interview with the German newspaper Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten, George Friedman said that the potential formation of a partnership between Russia and Germany could give an impetus to the strengthening of both countries, a scenario that he said would pose a threat to US interests.

    According to him, Germany is currently under enormous pressure and is very vulnerable politically and economically.  The country, he claimed, is highly dependent on its export markets and therefore needs to cooperate with other countries. However, the choice of partners for the German government is quite limited and rapprochement with Russia would be particularly favorable for Germany in all respects.

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