US, Russia and China: Coping with Rogue States and Terrorists Groups

Jiri and Leni Valenta

The blog focuses on US.-Russian-Chinese conflicts and their cooperation in developing new approaches to threats from rogue states and terrorists groups. Realizing that Great Powers have common interests in economic growth, the welfare of their citizens and preventing nuclear holocaust and ethnic genocides, it avoids the Cold War rhetoric and focuses on the analysis of Great Powers' national interests in determining their policies. Dr. Jiri Valenta is a member of the U.S. Council on Foreign Relations and the author-co-editor of nine books. Leni Friedman Valenta, a playwriting graduate of the Yale School of Drama, is the co-writer/editor and CEO of their post-communist/terrorism website, jvlv.net. Their articles have appeared in the premier international affairs magazines, The National Interest, Foreign Policy, Survival and leading newspapers such as The New York Times, Times London, El Pais (Madrid) and Moscow News.

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February 12, 2018

The significance of the upcoming run-off of the presidential election in Czech Republic is largely underestimated in Washington. But its prevalent view of it as a not too significant event in a small European country is dead wrong. Contenders include the…

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January 22, 2018

The significance of an upcoming, run-off, presidential election in Czech Republic is largely underestimated in Washington. But its prevalent view of it as a not too significant event in a small European country is dead wrong! Contenders include…

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December 26, 2017

In a December 6, 2016 telephone conversation, then President-Elect Donald Trump and Czech President Milos Zeman agreed to meet in April 2017 – but the visit appears to have been indefinitely postponed. This is unwise. Zeman, like Trump, is a staunch…

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December 7, 2017

Putin’s Syrian intervention was limited to areas around the port of Tartus and the Latakia air base, both heavily upgraded by Russia. His aim was not a full occupation, but a gradual expansion of a strategic corridor from Damascus to Aleppo. He did not…

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November 29, 2017

“Rocket Man” Kim Jong-Un surely believes we are doing what Abe most feared! So does Vladimir Putin. In an article written two weeks ago but published only yesterday by the BESA Center for Strategic Studies and Linkedin, we made two points about North…

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September 11, 2017

Russian propaganda poster: “Tank tours over Europe. Diesel fuel is ours…” This article serves as a warning. We fear Vladimir Putin may take advantage of our Washington disarray, the natural catastrophe of Harvey, likely Irma, and the warlike scenario…

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September 11, 2017

Every once in a while we read an article that we really want to share with other readers. Twice now it has happened with something published by the BESA [Begin-Sadat] Center for Strategic Studies at Bar Ilan University in Tel Aviv, Israel. (For…

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August 18, 2017

“Who controls the past controls the future; who controls the present controls the past.” George Orwell’s 1984 Before they descended on General Robert E. Lee’s statue in the middle of a Charlottesville park, and started spitting on, kicking and…

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August 17, 2017

Executive summary: Just as occurred during the Watergate crisis of 1973-74, America – the world’s indispensable power – is again facing a constitutional crisis, with a paralyzed president writhing beneath the Damoclean sword of Russiagate.  New…

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July 7, 2017

The July 2015-February 2017 interviews with Vladimir Putin by US filmmaker Oliver Stone, now streaming on Showtime, provide surprising insights into the mind of the Russian leader. “We like President Trump,” Putin admits, recalling that during the…

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June 26, 2017

Published as a monograph by the Begin-Sadat [BESA] Center for Strategic Studies, Bar Ilan University, Tel Aviv, Israel. Mideast and Security Policy Studies No. 135 The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies is an independent, non-partisan think…

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June 23, 2017

“…if the campaign is protracted, the resources of the State will not be equal to the strain.” – Sun Tzu EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: “America will not lead from behind. America First does not mean America alone. It is a commitment to protecting and advancing…

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  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
    Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region  
     4 (4%)
    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
     2 (2%)
 
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