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Greece’s American Naïveté: Beware Americans Bearing Gifts

... Kapodistrias, de Gaulle or Putin to even begin to re-establish the balance. Common religious and historical ties are not enough.’Source: Reuters In line with the above and given recent developments, it now looks as though Greece is going all-out to be NATO’s anti-Russian Eastern Mediterranean cheerleader. The Truman Doctrine and the Greek junta’s pro-American foreign policy (1967 to 1974), have now returned with a vengeance. Behind this policy lie both Greece’s atavistic fear of a Turkish aggression ...

Mallinson William
Опубликовано:
23.11.2021 23:32:15

The Revival of the Georgian Armaments and Defense Industry

... Military Scientific-Technical Center (DELTA), a governmental entity, was established in response to a growing awareness of Russia’s return to the international arena combined with a desire for autonomy from expensive foreign suppliers. From Soviet to NATO standards In the aftermath of the break-up of the Soviet Union, the Georgian economy collapsed, and the promising markets for tea, wine and spirits, mineral water, and military equipment went down with it. With the emergence of the new Russia, independent ...

Ламберт Майкл
Опубликовано:
08.11.2021 18:33:20

The Complex World Order

... could resurge to where Russia is today. And the Neo-realists failed to understand it even as it happened. The Taliban were not defeated after the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in 2001. The Taliban were also not defeated after the presence of the U.S. and NATO forces from dozens of countries, and U.S. President Obama’s “surge” in Afghanistan in 2015 of probably more than 300,000 Western soldiers, contractors, mercenary companies, “experts”, NGOs, and billions or trillions of dollars. The Taliban ...

Риис Карстен
Опубликовано:
05.10.2021 18:16:18

The Abraham Accord, Iran, and The Geopolitics of the Persian Gulf

... stability, normalisation and prosperity, but considering the above-mentioned potential consequences, and its interest clashes with the JCPOA, its long term damage to the stability of the Middle East should be concerning. Given the fact that the US and NATO are now withdrawing their troops from Afghanistan, the region will experience a vacuum of power in which regional hegemons such as the Islamic Republic of Iran and Turkey will try to fill the empty space. A strategic opportunity for such major influences ...

Акбари Араш
Опубликовано:
06.09.2021 19:11:59

Russia & The Taliban: From Narrative Challenges To Opportunities

... any realistic threat of ISIS rising in Afghanistan in the wake of the U.S.-backed government’s collapse. In his words, “I saw in reality the Taliban fighting ISIS (outlawed in Russia) and fighting it viciously unlike the Americans and the whole of NATO, including the Afghan leadership that fled, who did not counter ISIS and only pandered to it. Representatives of the highest Taliban leadership were telling me that they only have this to say to ISIS: there will be no captives...The Taliban, as they ...

Korybko Andrew
Опубликовано:
25.08.2021 16:10:57

The Turkey-Russia Relationship: Why “Compartmentalization” and Not Conflict?

... that allows the two to pursue shared goals while clashing on many fronts.Source: rg.ru Turkey is a country primed to advance many Russian goals; it pursues a distinctively different foreign policy than the European Union and has provoked conflict with NATO allies in the Eastern Mediterranean, Libya and Syria. Turkey does, however, clash with Russia over the annexation of Crimea, the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, its position in Libya and its political initiatives, such as the Turkic Council and continued ...

Boone Carter
Опубликовано:
05.08.2021 17:37:50

Is England, my England a Dying Butler?

... permanent threat from Britain, Poland, and the Baltic states, who are America’s anti-Russian fifth column cheerleaders in the EU. Their main objective has been to prevent any serious form of EU supranational military co-operation, in order to keep NATO going, and to continue the Cold War. Fifteen years ago, I visited the British ambassador to Greece, former colleague Simon Gass. When I mentioned an idea for a solution to the Cyprus problem his immediate reaction, almost automatically spastic, was: ...

Mallinson William
Опубликовано:
28.07.2021 17:34:33

These are Russia’s Three Strategic Goals in Afghanistan

... Kabulov made important statements. Mr. Lavrov warned against ISIS (banned by Moscow as a terrorist group) build-up in Northern Afghanistan, which he blamed on “the irresponsible behavior of some officials in Kabul and amid the hasty withdrawal of NATO”. Russia’s top diplomat went on to say that the “extended troika” of his country, China, Pakistan, and the U.S. will “seek to persuade political circles about the need to stop dragging out the negotiation process, and that agreements on ...

Korybko Andrew
Опубликовано:
12.07.2021 19:28:01

What Is Holding Back the Northern Sea Route?

... economic development and as a means to establish the state as a great power. The NSR and Russia’s Arctic borders are also essential to its military doctrine, maintaining second-strike nuclear capabilities on the Kola Peninsula and deterring enlarged NATO presence in the region. The Russian government has reiterated in consecutive strategic policy documents that the NSR will play a key role in the country’s future economic plans.Source: TASS Development of the NSR has received high-level support ...

Boone Carter
Опубликовано:
28.06.2021 15:11:31

NATO’s Cypriot Trick

When the Soviet Union collapsed and the Warsaw Pact died, there was much speculation that NATO would consider itself redundant and either disappear or at least transmogrify into a less aggressive body.Source: sarav.netFailing that, Moscow at least felt assured that NATO would not include Germany, let alone expand eastwards. Even the NATO Review,...

Mallinson William
Опубликовано:
22.06.2021 18:59:18

Political Strategies in a Multi-Polar World. Where is European Union in All This Story?

... must, as this should redefine its goals and instruments to achieve them. 4. The European Union is weak on the international arena because it doesn’t have its own army. So, in terms of security, the EU depends on a relatively complicated relation with NATO, given that there are NATO member states which are not members of the European Union, such as Turkey, and EU states that are not NATO members, such as Finland or Cyprus. Moreover, as a coincidence (in which I don’t believe), the states from the ...

Adrian Pogacian
Опубликовано:
24.05.2021 16:00:50

The Turkish Konrul: How Ankara Uses the Turkic Council to Re-Engage in Central Asia

... softer version of Islam that nevertheless shares the same religious beliefs. Opportunities and challenges of the Turkic Council Although it has ambitions, the Council remains a complementary alliance and cannot substitute for security organizations (NATO for Turkey and the CSTO for the Central Asian states). Moreover, while it strengthens economic partnerships, China remains the main actor in Central Asia, and it is not possible for the Council to become an alternative to establishing commercial ...

Ламберт Майкл
Опубликовано:
21.05.2021 18:36:04

SWOT matrix of the Five Eyes in the Worldwide Intelligence Community

... which informed the interest of an agency in changing the existing cooperation format.However, the restriction of the cooperation to a limited number of new partners and the omission of other countries sharing similar interests during the Cold War (e.g. NATO member states) shows that the Five Eyes cooperation considers these five partners combined to be of equal or greater value than the Soviet competitor. Following the collapse of the USSR, and while focusing on the recent evolution of Five Eyes, we ...

Ламберт Майкл
Опубликовано:
28.04.2021 14:51:56

Replace Murderous Sanctions With Economic Reconstruction, Putin Gives A Lesson In Statecraft

As tensions increase dramatically due to the targeting of Russia, China and other nations which refuse to submit to the unipolar, "rules-based order" enforced by the U.S., U.K. and NATO, President Putin delivered a "stern warning", in his 17th annual State of the Nation address on April 21. While addressing Russian concerns over the state of the economy, his remarks were pointed regarding the strategic crisis stemming ...

Schlanger Harley
Опубликовано:
26.04.2021 12:41:14

Russia-Pakistan Relations: The Way Forward

... mounting tensions in the South China Sea, are significant events which are worth denoting our attention to.The formation of Quad—an alliance between America, Australia, India, and Japan to counter Russia and contain China—and the emergence of an Asian NATO is alarming for all nations who wish to maintain peace. India, a traditional ally of Russia, has joined the American camp and signed a series of defense agreements with the United States, making it India’s major defense partner, which has completely ...

Awan Zamir Ahmed
Опубликовано:
13.04.2021 12:59:03

Strategic Relevance of France's Overseas Territories

... Jair Bolsonaro’s policies in Brazil during the massive forest fires saying that France, as a Latin American country, has the grounds to be worried about Brazil’s environmental policies. French Guiana is a key asset for Paris, the European Union and NATO. Paris being a member of the Alliance, NATO becomes implicitly as well as de jure implemented in Latin America. Moreover, the Amazonian park of Guiana is the largest national park in the European Union, and the currency used in the region is the ...

Ламберт Майкл
Опубликовано:
07.04.2021 14:23:02

As Glaciers Thaw, Arctic Becomes a Hot Spot to Geopolitical Interests

... the U.S. has aimed to bolster its military to adapt to the region’s evolving geopolitical interests and great-power presence. America’s 2019 Arctic Strategy provides for the enhancement in joint exercises and military personnel in conjunction with NATO and the North American Aerospace Command (NORAD). In 2018, the U.S. and its NATO allies performed their largest military exercise in decades, known as the NATO Trident Juncture‚ involving 50,000 troops, 150 aircraft, 65 ships, and 10,000 vehicles....

Шиллинг Сэм
Опубликовано:
04.03.2021 19:23:25

NATO Troops to Stay in Afghanistan Beyond the May Deadline

International troops plan to stay in Afghanistan beyond the May deadline envisaged by the insurgent Taliban's deal with the United States, four senior NATO officials said, a move that could escalate tensions with the Taliban demanding full withdrawal.Alejandro Licea / Reuters About 157,000 people have been killed in the Afghanistan war since 2001. More than 43,000 of those killed have been civilians....

Awan Zamir Ahmed
Опубликовано:
05.02.2021 16:46:31

Talking Turkey With Greece: Turkey and Israel’s Marriage of Convenience

... the avowed objective of achieving firm control over the Middle East and eastern Mediterranean. In this way, Russian influence in the Mediterranean and the Middle East can be contained, á la Kennan, and Israel can be subtly inserted into the de facto NATO fold, with Jordan perhaps being brought into the equation for good measure, while the Turkish mercenaries continue to kill Kurds and Israel conveniently buries the Oslo accords, continuing its ethnic cleansing and illegal settlements. The U.S. Embassy ...

Mallinson William
Опубликовано:
21.01.2021 12:34:42

Confusing Order in Order to Order

... views nevertheless connect to a hierarchical mindset.7 Another level of ‘world order’ is that of regional-geographical groupings, such as the EU, the Association of South East Asian Nations, and the Eurasian Economic Union on the economic front, and NATO on the military level. Then we have a universal level, such as the United Nations, and a plethora of organisations, treaties and various agreements that transcend power blocs and geography. At any event, we can see that ‘world order’ can comprise ...

Mallinson William
Опубликовано:
08.12.2020 18:18:34

 

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