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Optimistic about the meeting between Russian and American Foreign Ministers

A meeting between the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and the U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken was held on 19 May 2021. It was the first high-level interaction between the U.S. and Russia since President Joe Biden took office, which comes amidst heightened tensions between the former ...

Awan Zamir Ahmed
04.06.2021 15:41:10

Obama's "Scare Force" Targets BRICS

... audience Brookings commentators gave him good marks for his openness and willingness to dialogue. The image credit is rferl.org Brinkmanship turns into economic warfare Until early this year, diplomatic interactions between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry showed the willingness of presidents Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama to dialogue too. But complications involving anti-Assad Islamists supported by U.S. interests, taking part in the fighting in Syria,...

Эрманн Эрик
11.08.2014 07:12:00

Islam, the hidden “I” in BRICS

... Federation president Vladimir Putin has praised Argentina, where he just signed a major nuclear deal with the government. But in their coverage the BBC also noted that the Russian leader remains circumspect about the future of the BRICS. Foreign minister Sergey Lavrov was recently quoted by international news agencies as saying that to manage its global presence Russia needs to spend more money on public diplomacy and public relations. The same can be said for the BRICS. There is a burst of media buzz ...

Эрманн Эрик
14.07.2014 04:38:00

Can Russia help save Peronist Argentina from itself?

... will check back on progress at the end of July. U.S. energy companies, including Chevron, have acquired interests in the “new” YPF. In a recent visit to Moscow Argentine foreign minister Hector Timerman held discussions with counterpart Sergey Lavrov, who confirmed the Kremlin's support for Argentina's position regarding the disputed Malvinas-Falkland islands. The United States does not support Argentina's claim. With nearly 30 years of experience as an author,...

Эрманн Эрик
30.06.2014 09:20:00

Containment's Last Hurrah

“Even the leaders were unsure about what they would do next or how to avoid fatal missteps. Each side called on its intelligence services to supply that knowledge.” The quote is from an article by Markus Wolf and Tennent Bagley, two icons of the Cold War intelligence community with opposing ideologies writing in 1997 in the Los Angeles Times as a team about how in August, 1961 construction of the Berlin Wall surprised the best and the brightest in the West. They wrote a review of...

Эрманн Эрик
27.04.2014 18:46:00

Nuclear geopolitics. Shifting sands along Africa’s Uranium Road

... States, among others. Will Russia play an expanded role in across the Maghreb and in the Sahel regions of Africa? The threat potential in and around the Tindouf camps and elsewhere in southern Algeria continues to grow. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has met three times with Algerian counterpart Ramtane Lamamra over the past six months, most recently on February 11th, in Moscow. While a broad range of bilateral issues have been mentioned in public communiques the focus has tended to ...

Эрманн Эрик
19.02.2014 18:44:00

Future of Assad and Arab Socialist Ba’ath Party In Limbo As Syria Sitzkrieg Plays Out

Successful talks between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry provide an opening for broader discussions. But these measures do not include mediating and checking the ongoing efforts of feuding regional powers Qatar and Saudi Arabia, whose big money and disruptive tactics have joined with western interests to advance a parallel government and army in Syria. Earlier this year, U.N.-Arab League envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, who was part of the negotiations...

Эрманн Эрик
15.09.2013 13:09:00

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