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«Riga Dialogue 2018. The New Normal in the Euro-Atlantic Security Order» Report Presented in Riga

On September 11, 2018, Riga hosted an open discussion and a presentation of «Riga Dialogue Afterthoughts 2018» publication. The event was organized by Latvian Institute of International Affairs. On September 11, 2018, Riga hosted an open discussion and a presentation of " Riga Dialogue Afterthoughts 2018 " publication. The event was organized by Latvian Institute of International Affairs. The presented collection includes the opinions of experts from Russia, the European Union, and the...


Iran’s Presence in Syria: Is It There for the Long Haul?

... specifically noted the important role of “shrine defenders” in maintaining peace and security in the region, which in essence is another confirmation of their broader functions. Since the start of the war, Iran has, according to various sources, sent thousands of soldiers and pieces of military equipment to Syria, as well as and tens of thousands of mobilized groups from Iraq, Lebanon, Afghanistan and Pakistan. During the seven years of civil war, about 1000 Iranians have been killed, including senior ...


Russia — India Cooperation against the Background of Sanctions: Adverse Effects and New Opportunities

The United States is committed to depriving Russia of its access to the Indian market and is prepared to toughen the sanctions regime to achieve this if such actions are needed Before the United States introduced sanctions against the Russian defence sector, military-technical cooperation between Moscow and New Delhi had been progressing steadily. Even though Russia lost a significant share of the Indian defence market after the collapse of the USSR in 1991, it was nevertheless able to partially...


How Dostoevsky Helps Explain Political Struggle in America

Given the current realities, Russia is a good fit for devil’s role Fyodor Dostoyevsky is one of the most well-known Russian writers in the West. He is often quoted during discussions about the “mysterious Russian soul.” Indeed, the classical literature of any country helps readers better understand its culture. However, very few people would think about using Dostoevsky for understanding not so much Russia as the West itself. What is happening today in the United States provides a good opportunity...


The “Russian Card” in the International Game

The best way to knock the “Russian card” out of the hands of political profiteers is to implement a well-balanced, long-term and consistent strategy of Russia’s relations with a specific state or groups of states In recent years, Russia has unfailingly found itself the focus of the international community’s attention: Russia makes newspaper headlines, appears in TV reports and is the topic of heated public debates throughout the world. It would seem that such popularity is reason to rejoice. However...


Brazil helps Trump make America great again. Update 13 Sept

Brazil should be saying good-bye to its worst recession. Instead, the UN Economic Commission for Latin America has revised its growth estimate for Brazil downward while president Michel Temer's nation is busy investing in the US, helping Donald Trump make America great again. Brazil is even walking back its commitment to fund the new BRICS Bank.While millions of Brazilians are rioting and demonstrating over hunger, marginalization and unemployment-- according to official US Treasury TIC Data-- Brazil...


Is Russia a real national security threat to the west or is it only a paper tiger?

Since, the 2008 Presidential elections debate of America, the American political elite and the deep-state consider Russia a number one geo-political threat, to the national security of west in general and of the US in particular. Throughout, the electoral campaign and televised discussion among numerous presidential candidates, “Russia as a geopolitical rival”, was the main focused topic. Mitt Romney one of the frontrunner of the US presidential elections, labeled Russia more than a dozen time, narrating...


Russia-US Relations: Slow Steps with Timid Zigzags

The second Putin —Trump summit should not be a repetition of the first The second full-fledged Russian-American summit meeting is postponed until 2019. It is unlikely to be held in January or February – everything will depend on the still poorly predictable dynamics of the domestic political situation in the United States. Anyway, as the presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov optimistically noted recently, even before the end of the year Trump and Putin could meet on the sidelines of various multilateral...


The Decisive Role of Brussels? EU Anti-Russia Sanctions Scenarios

The EU is a more reliable partner for Moscow in addressing many international issues than the United States Research literature on sanctions has for a long time focused on how various factors influence their efficiency interpreted as primarily the ability of sanctions to change a target country’s political course. Sanctions can inflict serious damage on a target country’s economy and yet produce a zero or negative effect. Therefore, we can hardly consider as effective even the most draconian sanctions...


Looking at Tiananmen Square through the Brandenburg Gate

The transcontinental Berlin–Beijing axis could become a worthy strategic response to the unprecedentedly strong and brutal U.S. pressure Which country has already suffered the greatest losses through the new U.S. strategy announced a year-and-a-half ago by President Donald Trump? Clearly not Russia, whose relations with Washington were far from perfect even under the previous U.S. administration. Nor is it Mexico or Canada: even Trump is unable to turn the tables on the United States’ relations...


Poll conducted

  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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