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

... decades, and due to climate change and globalization, world nations have responded with rapid mobilization of resources and efforts. The Arctic’s Key Actors Eight countries currently hold shoreline along the Arctic: the United States (through Alaska), Russia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. The Russian Federation holds the longest stretch of border to the Arctic, with 24,140 kilometers of coastline. The region also harbors institutions that help facilitate governance. These include ...

Шиллинг Сэм
04.03.2021 19:23:25

A Clear View Eastwards: Russia and Germany

“Politik ist, wenn man Gottes Schritt durch die Weltgeschichte hört, dann zuspringt und versucht, einen Zipfel seines Mantels zu fassen”1 Otto von Bismarck (1815–1898) Source: regnum.ru A very personal view: seeing Prussia without complexes – family roots and core identity Roots, earth and homeland – these are difficult topics for my parents’ and grandparents’ generations, but I and other members of my generation are much more relaxed about our family histories....

Banik Katja
03.02.2021 12:10:04

Three Ways Working With Russia Can Make the Middle East Safer

... the violence and alienation of these men by offering them false salvation in the form of jihadi ideology, while themselves effectively utilising digital technology to further spread their ideas and propaganda. And to further complicate the situation, Russia and the US are using the Middle East as a chessboard on which to play out their game of great power politics. Such a state of affairs is unsustainable, unstable and dangerous for all parties involved. Steps must be taken towards stabilising the ...

Аунапу Игорь
01.02.2021 16:34:18

Trade and welfare effects of implementing the Belarus-Russia Union State

... example of the lived concept of the economic integration of different speeds and of a “Eurasia of concentric rings”. There is the CIS free trade area, then the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), and last but not least the Union State between Belarus and Russia; not to mention some other (security) political regional-multilateral organizations, e.g., the CSTO.The Union State was formally founded in 1999. Its ultimate goal is to create a supranational confederation between Belarus and Russia. At present,...

Кофнер Юрий
23.01.2021 12:57:45

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

... consistently by the USA and its strategic acolyte, Britain, but also by Germany, for atavistic business reasons in the case of Turkey, and a contrived feeling of guilt in the case of Israel. Both Israel and Turkey ignore numerous UN resolutions; both fear Russia; their respective security services exchange information on Syria; and both have a common enemy, also Syria. Both countries occupy parts of other countries, illegally, Cyprus and Palestine, and Syria’s Golan Heights. An interesting quirk is that ...

Mallinson William
21.01.2021 12:34:42

Economic effects of Ukraine-EU DCFTA and of counterfactual integration with the Eurasian Economic Union

... main causes of the Ukrainian crisis in 2014 was the contradictory views between various groups, both within Ukraine and abroad, regarding the country’s possible future geopolitical and geoeconomics trajectory towards either closer integration with Russia as part of the EurasEC customs union (from 01.01.2015 the Eurasian Economic Union, EAEU) or integration with Europe in the framework an Association Agreement and a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA) with the European Union.Effects ...

Кофнер Юрий
12.01.2021 14:40:54

Germany’s Diplomacy hit the Ground Running

... eyes to the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan-turkey. However, the war took place between two camps the Christians and Islamic radicals, Germany could intervene in full-fledged diplomatic manner to avert both human and material losses. Putin’s Russia ran into, to avoid bloodshed, but it was too late and too little. People succumbed due to unbalanced warfare, and Baku misused its natural resources to acquire deadly sophisticated weaponries to be installed in conflicting areas, consequently, ...

Sohail Ajmal
11.01.2021 11:34:55

Russia-India Gape May Be Widened Further

For the first time in the last two decades, India and Russia have not held their annual summit. Moscow communicated severe concerns on New Delhi joining the Indo-Pacific initiative and Quad, thereby leaning more towards the US. India and Russia have been holding the annual summit, which is the uppermost ...

Awan Zamir Ahmed
30.12.2020 18:56:39

Mega Regions

... · South America (centered on a once-again growing Mercosur) · China - a strong center in all-growing North and South East Asia · India – growing Add to this: · A hypothetic Mega-Eurasian Region including the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) with Russia. Enlarged with Turkey, Iran and even Pakistan, Afghanistan, Syria, and Iraq, this would fit nicely into the above possible future picture of the world. Such Mega Regions as above will come to integrate economy (incl. currency), culture, infrastructure,...

Риис Карстен
25.11.2020 14:46:37

Russia's Hand to the USA and Why Biden Should Take It

What does the USA need that only Russia can provide?Reuters © Alexander NatruskinNixon and Reagan were the hardest anti-Communists. They both had political backing in their "Hinterland". Nixon used this to open to China, while Reagan used it to open to Russia. Biden could ...

Риис Карстен
10.11.2020 18:56:10

Russia’s Foreign Policy Towards and Influence on the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

While having limited and diminished capability to influence the process and the outcome, Russia’s role as a mediator remains indispensableIIya Pitalev / RIA On the 27th of September 2020, the international community witnessed the outbreak of hostilities in the South Caucasian non-recognized republic of Nagorno-Karabakh. It was not the first ...

Považan Martin
09.11.2020 16:15:42

Greek Auditory Illusions in the Greek-American-Turkish-Russian Labyrinth

... that an attack on one member is an attack on all, becomes null and void in the event of Turkey attacking Greece; in this sense NATO is of no use to the Greeks. Greece is however valuable to NATO, particularly in her support for American plans against Russia and China, neither of which have harmed the Greeks, nor intend to do so. Aggrieved Greece remains silent, voicing no dissatisfaction with American policy, and instead partaking in American designs against two friendly countries. Perhaps rather ...

Mallinson William
06.11.2020 20:01:58

Four Myths About Russia

In the past couple of years, Russia has been thrust into the American political spotlight like never before, earning itself both a reputation and mythology that posits Russia as the ultimate James Bond villain. At the heart of this mythology are misconceptions about Russia's aims,...

Кэйвуд Хантер
21.10.2020 10:59:31

War in the Caucasus. Neo-Ottoman Empire, Eurasia, Asian NATO and Kavzak 2020

... full story.Qazet.azAzerbaijan and Amernia have a conflict about Nagorno-Karabakh, a region which is the lifeline for oil- and gas pipelines and a transit hub. It seems that the Caucasus region beyomnd Syria and Libya becomes another hot spot between Russia and Turkey. On July 29, Azerbaijan and Turkey launched a two-week-long round of joint military exercises with the participation of ground and air forces from both countries. The military drills involving land forces were held from August 1 to 5,...

Ostner Ralf
12.10.2020 12:13:48

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

... and Sudan) 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 ...

Awan Zamir Ahmed
04.09.2020 14:00:38

Russia's vaccine can help Latin America, but faces obstacles

... Covid hotspots. In the Arab world, where the Gamaleya-developed "Sputnik V" vaccine is being tested in Saudi Arabia, the english language online version of Cairo-based Al Ahram, has given front page coverage to The Lancet article discussing Russia's new vaccine.For background purposes, look at the numbers. As of 30 August, Bolivia's neighbor Argentina has 401,239 cases and 8,353 deaths. Chile has 408,008 cases and 11,181 deaths, Mexico has 571,712 cases and 63,819 deaths, Colombia has 599,...

Эрманн Эрик
31.08.2020 03:15:35

Will Turkey establish a military base in Azerbaijan?

... Azerbaijan in the South Caucasus. The discussion of the Turkish military presence in Azerbaijan is always linked to the coldness or warmth of relations between Moscow and Ankara, especially when the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict flares up.Source: AA Photo Russia is Turkey's biggest competitor in the region. If we take into account Turkey’s membership in NATO, the establishment of a Turkish military base in Azerbaijan to ensure military and political balance would create a counterweight to the Russian ...

Джасем Басель Хадж
21.08.2020 19:25:41

Would S-400 Deployment in Libya be Acceptable for Russia and US?

... general willingness to discuss solutions by refraining from sharp declarations against each other on the Libyan issue – a tactic they neglected to implement for the Syrian civil war. The good relations between President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have played a decisive role in overcoming pitfalls in bilateral issues. This amiable relationship has also benefited both sides when interests cross. Meanwhile, according to reports in the international media, the U....

Джасем Басель Хадж
09.07.2020 23:11:51


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