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Pragmatic Proposals to Optimize Russia’s Pledged Rehabilitation of Ethiopia

... and the direct result of the US-led West’s Hybrid War on Ethiopia that was waged to punish the country for its balanced foreign policy between the US and China. It’s here where Russia can rely on its recent experiences in helping to rehabilitate Syria and the Central African Republic (CAR) in order to optimize its pledged rehabilitation of Ethiopian. Those two countries are much more war-torn than Ethiopia is, the latter of which only saw fighting in its northern regions instead of the entirety ...

Korybko Andrew
12.01.2022 16:56:43

Comparing The Contours of Russia’s Ummah Pivot in Syria & Afghanistan

... Russian policy will enable the Kremlin to perfect its balancing act between East and West and thus emerge as the supercontinent’s supreme balancing force exactly as it plans. Moscow’s differing degrees of involvement in two countries in recent years, Syria and Afghanistan, can be considered case studies of this policy. Both are mired in very complex conflicts and are geostrategically positioned in their respective regions. Furthermore, Russia has been compelled by circumstances to pragmatically engage ...

Korybko Andrew
27.09.2021 18:29:24

Will US withdraw from Syria as it did from Afghan base?

After the United States withdrawal from Afghanistan, Arab countries are wondering whether Syria – which has hundreds of American soldiers – will be the next country to witness a U.S. withdrawal. This was already stated in an analytical article in Foreign Policy magazine.Source: Reuters The piece says that given current U.S. President Joe ...

Джасем Басель Хадж
30.08.2021 17:42:42

The U.S. Intensifies its Asia Diplomacy

... the whole region. As a matter of fact, after a humiliating defeat in Afghanistan and a severe confrontation with Iran, the U.S. is upset and confused further. The U.S. is losing its grounds in the entire Muslim world, as its aggression of Iraq, Libya, Syria, Afghanistan, and some other Muslim countries has created anti-American sentiments around the globe. The Muslim world sees Russia as a friend and seeking protection and refuge from Russia. It is time for Russia to show solidarity with the Muslim ...

Awan Zamir Ahmed
05.08.2021 17:45:07

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

... 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 membership in NATO. There are also instances of ...

Boone Carter
05.08.2021 17:37:50

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

... a means of conducting regime change and imposing the "rules-based order" has become the de jure policy of the Trans-Atlantic alliance. In the last years, the U.S. has imposed sanctions against at least 39 nations, including Russia, China, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Venezuela, and North Korea. This is justified under the specious claim that this is a means of punishing authoritarian governments, a "humanitarian" intervention to protect the citizens who otherwise suffer under "anti-democratic" ...

Schlanger Harley
26.04.2021 12:41:14

Three Ways Working With Russia Can Make the Middle East Safer

... domestic societiesREUTERS/Fawaz SalmanThe situation in the Middle East is changing. Every year, the quagmire that has been caused by revolutions, civil wars and external intervention only seems to thicken. Vultures are circling around the ruined carcass of Syria, with regional powers waiting for the opportunity to exploit the situation to their advantage. Proxy conflicts in Yemen and Libya are leaving destruction in their wake, depriving people of basic services and leaving them at the mercy of violent ...

Аунапу Игорь
01.02.2021 16:34:18

Tensions between Russia and Turkey in Syria; effort for peace or Total War

Syrian troops have launched major attacks to clear Idlib province. The attacks targeted more than 30 Turkish troops, two Syrian military aircraft. About 19 Syrian soldiers, some Liwa Zainebiyoun, Fatemiyoun and Hezbollah forces were also killed In the ...

Bijan Aref
17.03.2020 11:43:48

The Greek Immigrant Crisis: Old Invasions, New Colours

... who have replaced them. Just as London and Vienna helped to keep the Ottomans on life support, so London and Washington are doing today. The big question is whether they will continue to support a coagulating but highly aggressive Turkey, whether in Syria (Turkey is to a considerable extent responsible for the Syrian civil war, along with the anti-Russian West) or elsewhere. If they do, and if the EU does not act incisively to help Greece, then the latter will be experiencing a dire future. And Russia ...

Маллинсон Уильям
04.03.2020 11:25:11

Russia's comparative approach to the crisis in Libya and Syria

Abstract After Syria, Libya is the second Mediterranean country that Russia increasingly accentuated. Prior to the Arab Spring, bilateral relations between Russia and Libya were neither close nor indifferent. Instead, the Russians saw Libya as a place to promote their ...

Bijan Aref
13.01.2020 13:30:33

Syria after the Turkish invasion

Interesting how Western media and politicians react to Trump’s decision in northern Syria. In addition to concerns that ISIS might regain strength, a new civil war, waves of refugees, and humanitarian disaster, one main criticism was that it would destroy the reliability and credibility of the US and if Trump made similar fickle decisions ...

Ostner Ralf
18.10.2019 16:32:54

Russian Diplomacy with Turkey over Syria

U.S. President Donald Trump announced his intentions of withdrawing U.S. forces from Syria in December 2018. This announcement came as a surprise to many members of Congress and led to the abrupt resignation of Secretary of Defense James Mattis. After defeating the Islamic State (IS) in Syria, President Trump believed U.S. forces could ...

Диаз Натан
11.06.2019 20:20:06

The American Withdrawal: Winners & Losers

"We have defeated ISIS* in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency."  So closed the December 19th workday, throwing the foreign policy establishment in Washington and other capitals into disarray. A US withdrawal from Syria has enormous implications ...

Russia Meeting
05.03.2019 23:48:19

The Tussle Over Syria

Putin’s Syrian intervention was limited to areas around the port of Tartus and the Latakia air base, both heavily upgraded by Russia. His aim was not a full occupation, but a gradual expansion of a strategic corridor from Damascus to Aleppo. He did not fear US ...

Valenta Jiri and Leni
07.12.2017 18:17:04

Analysis: The King's Visit to Moscow is a Major Turning Point in Middle-East Politics

... arrests of “corrupt” royals and senior officials in Riyadh. I believe the decision to approach Moscow was mostly made by Saudis but very much welcomed by Russians.Indeed, a lot has changed in the the world since 2015, not only the Saudi King. The Syrian conflict has de-escalated dramatically thanks to the Russian participation and diplomacy. Furthermore, Donald Trump came to power promising less US commitment to allies and specifically NATO. Also there is the signature of Iran Nuclear Deal by ...

Daboul Koutaiba
06.11.2017 20:38:25

Op-Edge: Why is it almost impossible for Kurds to secede from Iraq?

The official referendum for Iraqi Kurdistan is soon. The referendum which is designed to sense the will of Iraqi Kurds about independence from Iraq and starting a Kurdish state among Iran, Syria, Iraq and Turkey. Theoretically, this might seem possible since Kurds already enjoy an autonomous rule in northern Iraq, they have their own president paramilitary forces and parliament. Plus the decision is being taken through democratic means....

Daboul Koutaiba
09.10.2017 15:04:03

The Syrian Crisis as a Trade Conflict

The American view on the Syrian crisis is largely one of confusion and uncertainty. Generally, we Americans have a difficult time rationalizing what America’s purpose in the conflict should be. Still, we generally believe that Russia’s involvement is an attempt by Putin to ...

Levine Alex
05.07.2017 00:08:13

An American Paradox: Pillorying Fake News while Promoting False Flags

... a schizophrenic asylum of extreme paradoxes: While its internal politics reverberates with fake news-mediated recriminations, Americans yet find merit in the same disinformation machinery that facilitates false flags abroad.The US is now threatening Syria over an imminent “chemical weapons attack” without offering a shred of proof to the international community. Then again, the last time the US resorted to due UNSC process had resulted instead in wars and mayhem that continue till today. The ...

Maavak Mathew
04.07.2017 21:14:20

Washington and Moscow: Confrontation or Cooperation?

... jihadist chaos and political disintegration and worsened Washington’s relations with Moscow, which felt misled into supporting the Libyan intervention. The result was the intensification of Russian support for Bashar Assad’s beleaguered regime in Syria. In 2013, when Obama reneged on his chemical weapon red line in Syria, Putin got a first-hand indication of what “strategic patience” really meant. Thus, when Moscow’s corrupt client, Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych, was overthrown by ...

Valenta Jiri and Leni
26.06.2017 10:26:33


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