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Sputnik V in the International Arena

... the puzzle of fighting COVID-19. Although an in-depth review of every country’s current approach to vaccine policy is beyond the scope of this article, a brief overview of the major vaccine providers’ – the United States, the United Kingdom, and China – global vaccine distribution is in store. Unlike Russia, whose approach to vaccine distribution has been global facing since Sputnik V’s development, the United States initially favored domestic distribution and stockpiling of American vaccines....

Чурбанова Генриетта
29.06.2021 14:28:20

The Road to Peace and Cooperation in Europe and the World

... voluntarily take over some of U.S. dues to be willing to dilute Western power on the Council in return. By contrast, the developing nations saw the key problem as their disempowerment at the UN Security Council. If one accepts the mainstream assumption that China is not part of the Third World, it is true that there is not one permanent member representing the Third World. In that context, only adding India, as Clinton agreed, would almost make things worse if the price of adding India was to add two Western ...

Freeman Benjamin
23.06.2021 15:40:55

U.S. Seeking Military Bases in Neighborhood or Close Vicinity of Afghanistan

... troops will leave Afghanistan, but the American interest will never end in Afghanistan. The fundamental importance of Afghanistan to the U.S. is its strategic location, from where the U.S. can monitor Iran, Pakistan, Central Asia (including Russia), and China. Even though the U.S. cannot sustain itself in Afghanistan, the country wants to keep its interest in Afghanistan in using the neighboring or nearest countries and by keeping military bases from where they could reach Afghanistan conveniently and ...

Awan Zamir Ahmed
17.05.2021 12:05:59

The Russian-Indian 2+2 Format Will Synchronize Their Grand Strategies

... US while many in the South Asian state voiced concerns about Moscow’s expanding ties with Beijing. Source: South African foreign ministry This emerging geostrategic dynamic of India moving closer to the US in parallel with Russia’s moves towards China is occurring against the backdrop of what many have described as the ongoing New Cold War between the de facto superpowers. Many feared that the end result will be that Russia and India find themselves on the opposite sides of the New Cold War. ...

Korybko Andrew
12.05.2021 16:35:23

Naval forces of great powers

... concept of forward naval presence constitutes the core of the strategy. The topic of geopolitical challenges was in the form of geopolitical risks by region. Partnerships and alliances played an important role in this strategy. The 2015 strategy mentioned China as an important stakeholder that accommodates both opportunities and challenges. Russia was mentioned once but this issue was openly delegated to NATO. The new US naval strategy titled “Advantage at Sea” (December 2020) is a document prepared ...

Niemi Seppo
01.04.2021 15:36:53

North Korea Reloaded: Women’s Empowerment, Cyber-Warfare and Strategic Investment in Cryptocurrencies

... services in Pyongyang2. Although citizens are not allowed to leave the state without permission from the authorities, foreigners, particularly those from the country’s main trading partners, such as the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China, are subject to fewer restrictions when visiting the territory3. As a result, the image of an isolated Communist state4, immune from Western influence, appears to be fracturing as the world becomes more globalized, and the so-called “Hermit Kingdom” ...

Ламберт Майкл
18.03.2021 16:28:45

Multilateralism Without the USA

... dilemma with his Trump mimic of Buy American (first). 2. The EU-MERCOSUR trade agreement was agreed in June 2019. A true multilateral agreement, not between countries, but between blocks of countries, two of the World’s Mega-Regions. 3. The Brazil-China trade pact in 2019, a result of over 10 years of strategic partnership. Brazil-China is an indicative case of a growing Mega-Region to Mega-Region multilateral cooperation as it involves most of South America. For example, it drives ambitious transcontinental ...

Риис Карстен
08.02.2021 16:08:01

"COVID-19", The United States and China: The Strategic Quagmire Dialectic in International Relations

... influential power. In this context, we can address the attempts of intellectual and political elites to research the problematic of the emerging global reality in light of the repercussions of the Covid-19 outbreak, related to the dialectic comparison between China's rising power and the declining standing of the United States.""Here, attention should be drawn to the fact that this decline is due to the change in the nature of the world order, more than to the military or political weakness of the ...

AL Rabadi Salam
04.02.2021 14:30:44

A Clear View Eastwards: Russia and Germany

... With that uninhibited view of my Prussian roots, new perspectives for seeing the world have finally been revealed. National players versus transnational players Our world is going through a decisive moment in its history. Not only are relations between China and the rest of the world disrupting the geopolitical order, but numerous economic, political and social crises are causing a widespread feeling of insecurity and powerlessness in light of current events and their complexity. The world and therefore ...

Banik Katja
03.02.2021 12:10:04

Is Sino-Russian Partnership Posing a Strategic Threat to America and Democracy Worldwide?

Sino-Russian cooperation Despite significant divergence between China and Russia in both regional and international arenas, the countries have striven to expand their cooperation in several directions namely in diplomatic, political and defense realms. China and Russia consider the US as a challenge to the national ...

Sohail Ajmal
26.01.2021 09:47:36

Germany’s Diplomacy hit the Ground Running

... couple of Moscow manufactured Mig21 fighter jets, and in Libya Pro-Turkish Government locators crushing to zero intercepting Gen. Hafter’s Russian produced fighter jets. Coming back to Heiko Mass’ dedications, during the marathon between motherland China and Hong Cong’s pro-democracy activists, Mass’ Berlin just kept low profile as if nothing happened. Furthermore, the country disregarded Beijing’s brutality and barbaric behavior against defenseless Uyghurs. The country ignored Chinese human ...

Sohail Ajmal
11.01.2021 11:34:55

German Companies and China’s Marketplace Nightmare

... According to the German constitution, the underlying principle of German economic policy refers to social market economy, which lays the basis for economic, social security, and a good quality of life in Germany. Daimler-Benz moves its partial business to China The changing demands of global market place and the migration of economic center of power and future growth to the Asia-pacific region require involvement of German companies and investment, to be competitive, tangible and viable and meet the demands ...

Sohail Ajmal
11.01.2021 11:12:52

Russia-India Gape May Be Widened Further

... President Vladimir Putin's visit to India. However, there is some discontent over Russia's repeated comments on India and casting aspersions over New Delhi's decision to join the Quad and tilting excessively toward the US. In fact, India used the anti-China card in the 1960s, when Sino-Russian relations sored, to get closer to Russia. India developed a very close association, being an anti-China ally with Russia, and gained many favors, including economic assistance, trade cncerssions, technology transfers,...

Awan Zamir Ahmed
30.12.2020 18:56:39

On the Authority of American’s DNI: Are China’s Cyber Espionage and Wolf-Warrior Diplomacy Worrisome for BND and BFV?

... foreign policy objectives, I joined a couple of leading political parties and even endeavored to get along with German intelligence networks thru different channels to obtain a greater picture of foreign policy objectives and forward strategy vis a-vis China. I took part at a number of events launched by politicians and parliamentarians, discussing Germany’s stance towards South Asia, Middle East and East Europe along with South China Sea. At the end of the day, I came across that the narrative of ...

Sohail Ajmal
30.12.2020 18:48:16

The Technological Revolution in China and the USA: What About Europe and Eurasia?

Two articles from the South China Morning Post were really interesting this week: “US needs a hi-tech revolution to combat China,” says General Mark Milley. Military must adapt to ‘fundamental change’ under way in the character of war Joint Chiefs of Staff head wants smaller,...

Ostner Ralf
08.12.2020 18:42:58

RECP, START and Germany´s Indo-Pacific Strategy

... five interesting events in US-Eurasian relations: First the rejection by the Trump-USA of Putin’s offer to extend the initial START contract by 1 year and Putin’s declaration at the Valdai Club that Russia is now planning a military alliance with China and that he had no worries if China rearms itself and, like the USA and Russia, acquires 1,500 ICBMs. Second, Biden’s election victory, which at first did not result in any obligatory congratulations from Beijing and Moscow, especially since Trump ...

Ostner Ralf
18.11.2020 11:21:47

Is China on the brink of a food crisis?

... Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) warned about the emerging food shortages worldwide. According to FAO statistics, global food prices have been on the rise for four consequent months, hitting their maximum in September 2020. China – the place where the virus originated – is one of the states that have been seriously affected by the disruptions, including production and distribution of food. Photo credit: Hang Dong / fao.org In his speech on August, 11 Chinese leader ...

Рузевич Христина
28.10.2020 11:23:46

Is the US Destined for War with China? The U.S. Elite Discusses the Thucydides Trap

While the discussion about a Sino-American war until recently was still confined to some think tanks, military experts and the Pentagon, TX Hammes Offshore Control, the CSBA Airsea Battle concept or RAND „War with China“, Harvard professor Graham Allinson´s book „Destined for War with China- How to avoid the Thucydides trap? started an open discussion. among the political and economic elite. Graham Allinson studied Greece and the father of history Thudycides ...

Ostner Ralf
28.09.2020 18:18:06

Secretary of State Pompeo’s Middle-East Tour for Crucial Objectives

... trip in the Middle-East. The tour comes at a very critical moment and carries multiple objectives. On the surface, it is to convince the Arab World to recognize Israel. Another mission is to create alliances and support for the U.S. against Russia and China. The third and maybe more important is that the tour is part of Presidential-Campaign of Donald Trump for re-electing in the November elections. The Zionist struggle of the late 19th century led to the Balfour Declaration in 1917, by which Britain ...

Awan Zamir Ahmed
04.09.2020 14:00:38


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