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Russian Diplomacy with Turkey over Syria

... Syrian Kurds has caused a delay in the withdrawal of U.S. forces out of Syria. Currently Congress and the Trump administration continue to debate on not only when U.S. forces can leave Syria, but if they ever can. This dilemma presents an opportunity for Russia to play an important diplomatic role with Turkey, guaranteeing the safety and security for the Kurds so that U.S. policy makers can agree on when American forces can withdraw from the region.Turkish military vehicles in Idlib, Syria. Image: TSK ...

Диаз Натан
11.06.2019 20:20:06

Why is Canada so special to Russian Foreign and Security Policy?

As vast northern countries, Canada and Russia are sharing some interests when it comes to cooperative policies in the Arctic. Nonetheless, Ottawa and Moscow are facing each other as the North Pole is the shortest way to send aircrafts and bombers to target both US and Russian territories. ...

Lambert Michael
30.05.2019 18:19:45

Article as Published: No War on Iran If Rouhani “Makes the Call”

No War on Iran If Rouhani “Makes the Call” His Call Could Trigger the Firing of Bolton, Pompeo, and Perhaps Abrams Robert Steele as interviewed by Javad Heirannia Q. You were interviewed by Russian national television recently, contradicting everything the Russians believe from the fake news media, for example, that 120,000 troops are on their way to the Middle East, and you made a key point about how President Hassan Rouhani can influence ...

Steele Robert David
18.05.2019 21:11:18

Original Post: Helping Iran Make the Call

... Iran If Rouhani “Makes the…It has been an honor for me to be welcomed to the RIAC blog, and an education for me to be exposed to the thinking of so many who are not heard in the USA but represent the civilization, history, and intellect of Mother Russia. When I read today “Helping Iran to Make the Right Choice” by Andrey Kortunov and Michel Duclos, my immediate gut reaction was “Never Mind the Choice, Make the Call!” This is a reference to the recent provision by President Donald Trump ...

Steele Robert David
13.05.2019 21:53:06

US Fake Media? – or CIA Assets?

... the CIA. It also came out, that top US media had worked with the CIA in several ways, including giving false identity-covers for CIA-agents, so they could double as “journalists” for the media, when in fact they were working, for instance, against Russia. The Congress report did not want to go too much into the issue, if and to what extent, the CIA interfered with media-content, but this possibility was left open in the report. Since 1976, no further reports wanted to go too close into the issue ...

Риис Карстен
17.04.2019 16:26:25

What Assange Will Tell Congress (Good for Russia...)

As a courtesy to my colleagues in Russia, I felt this particular post at my blog today from someone else was worthy of sharing immediately. Scott Bennett: What Assange Will Tell Congress… Ethics, Government, Officers Call Julian Assange will be presenting material to the US Congress ...

Steele Robert David
15.04.2019 20:29:53

Saving America - Saving Capitalism: Start with the Truth

... calculated on page 30 and pages 44, 46 and 52 respectively scoring India, China and Thailand almost totally in the green. I note with interest that Mexico is fifth in future growth productivity (estimated), after India, China, Thailand, and Singapore.  Russia and Brazil and the Koreas are in the second rank but substantially superior to the USA. Others have made similar points in the past, but others have not had Donald Trump as a President and a growing chorus of populist voices demanding an end to ...

Steele Robert David
10.04.2019 17:46:06

Review: TAVISTOCK INSTITUTE – Social Engineering the Masses by Daniel Estulin — Deep State Playbook

TAVISTOCK INSTITUTE: Social Engineering the Masses by Daniel Estulin (Trine Day, 2015) 6 Stars – A Seminal Work Integrating Deep Looks from Others – A Mind-Altering Soul-Enhancing Book Given the author’s past as a former Russian intelligence employee, I have considered the possibility that this book is an active disinformation treatise.  While some of this information may be exaggerated or mis-interpreted, on balance I believe this to be a most valuable holistic perspective ...

Steele Robert David
05.04.2019 15:09:16

Can president Bolsonaro Make Brazil Great Again?

... via Brazil media giant Globo, and elsewhere, that president-elect Bolsonaro and his vice-president-elect retired general Wellington Mourao flew together on the same aircraft between Federal Capital Brasilia and a major Atlantic Coast metropolis. In Russia or the United States this type of presidential security oversight would never happen.  One can only remember the unfortunate consequences that eliminated the entire governemt of Poland, when they flew together in a show of  "solidarity." ...

Эрманн Эрик
07.09.2018 01:45:40

The Digital Economy in Russia. Part 2

The digital economy of Russia [1] In order to stimulate the Russian economy, a law was passed in 2003 to promote Russian technological advancement. The law is applicable to state-owned companies. The objective is to reduce reliance on foreign technology, build the Russian national ...

Leenders Anna
20.08.2018 15:44:59

The Digital Economy in Russia. Part 1

... entire economies. Digitization is a way of increasing productivity and profitability as it results in an exchange of material productivity for digitally empowered productivity and therefore increases implicit value per unit. The greatest challenges for Russia are the integration of this fourth industrial revolution into its economy by stimulating small and medium enterprises and the transformation of former monopoly enterprises into more competitive flexible structures with an international market presence....

Leenders Anna
16.08.2018 11:03:55

Hollywood banks on Cold War and "McCarthyism"

....  UPDATE 11 OCT  In an article published by the US "government" (which is also suported by citizen and foundation contributions) media resource NPR (National Public Radio)  a former CIA operator (ex-station chief) gives the Hollywood "Russian Spy" movie "Red Sparrow" ( which has earned more than $153.5 million in gross revenue including home rentals) high marks for authenticity.  Philippe Thyraude de Vosjoli was a famous french spymaster during the Cold War era ...

Эрманн Эрик
07.08.2018 15:14:20

Foreign Students in Russia: The Need for a Long-Term Strategy

Introduction According to a 2016 study conducted by the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), the number of foreign students in Russian universities tripled during the period from the 2004-2005 to 2014-2015 academic years.Source It is unlikely that the numbers ...

Khazaryan Michelle
03.08.2018 12:15:03

Spheres of Cooperation

The strategic plans of the great powers create a vision of the polycentric transformation of the international structure. The most recent Russian Foreign Security Concept (“Concept” 11.2016) and US National Security Strategy (“Strategy” 12.2017) are analyzed to identify the supplementary core of the strategies. How can relations be improved? A “consensual collective” (Shakleina) ...

Leenders Anna
31.07.2018 11:25:43

A Roadmap for US-Russia Relations – An American View

Igor Ivanov’s recent article, “A Roadmap for Russia-U.S. Relations” provides a methodical Russian perspective of great value.[1] Here I will provide a practical American perspective, with the hope that it might help President Vladimir Putin and his senior aides help President Donald Trump, who ...

Steele Robert David
25.07.2018 12:31:20

Philip Ingram: Using HUMINT in Cyberspace Is Best to Fight Extremists Online

... networks by terrorists, combining HUMINT techniques in a cyber environment works well. In your assessment, what should be done to enhance international cooperation in the field of terrorist crime prevention? Does Britain have a relative cooperation with Russia? What should be done to improve it? Philip Ingram: There are two areas where we see international cooperation in the fight against terrorism. The first is through formal networks such as INTERPOL and EUROPOL, and the second is through bilateral ...

Канунникова Татьяна
21.06.2018 23:10:52

Putin's Visit to China: What Next for Sino-Russian Relations?

The upcoming meeting between Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping is the main political event of the year in terms of Russian-Chinese relations. On the agenda is implementation of the agreement to reach a $200 bln bilateral trade level by 2020, the task that was assigned by the leaders of two countries. The key precondition for the success of this agreement is shifting ...

Кулинцев Юрий
08.06.2018 11:09:25

The U.S.-Russia Arms Control Talks at the Highest Political Level Are Needed – At Least to Hammer Out Some Initial Arrangements

The USA and Russia are facing the most dangerous security crisis in recent years for their nations and the world at large. The global implications of such crisis are also alarming. While the last century was labelled as the nuclear age, the current one has been characterized ...

Козин Владимир
07.06.2018 13:56:19

The hubris of the American empire in the geopolitical realist and eschatological civilizational Russian vision: The Ukrainian conflict in continuation of the Great Game (2015)

... Ukraine. It would nevertheless, be neglecting the importance of geopolitical factors involved in the Euromaidan and largely explaining the consequences of this popular revolt that led to a coup. This would also require disregarding history and the realist Russian security perception faced with the hubris of the American unilateralism in the pursuit of the "Great Game". In contrary, just by trying to get into Russian boots, we understand that the current war in Ukraine acquires an eschatological ...

Martinovic Marko
01.06.2018 09:24:30

Turkey – Russia Energy Relations in the Framework of Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant

Turkey has been getting ready to experience the nuclear energy after numerous adversities. The foundations of Akkuyu nuclear power plants were laid 3rd times on April 10, 2018 with the participation of President of Russia, Vladimir Putin. Before the main foundation, sides came together for the foundation of the harbor of the power plant on April 14, 2015 and for the foundations of energy blocks on December 10, 2017 with participation of Alexey Likhacev, Director ...

Ersoy Timur
15.05.2018 19:50:21


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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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