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US and Russia: Competing agendas in Syria

On October 14, the White House dismissed a proposal by President Putin to send Prime Minister Medvedev to the United States to discuss military cooperation in Syria. White House spokesman Josh Earnest called the proposal a sign of "desperation." Said Earnest: "We&#39;re not interested in doing that, as long as Russia is not willing to make a constructive contribution to our counter- effort," <http://www.rferl.org/content/white-...> But where is the evidence of Russian...

Eidlin Fred
22.10.2015 02:52:00

After Polarity in International Relataions

... literally or employed beyond its proper range of application. Until the collapse of the Soviet Union, scholars referred to two kinds of systems based on polarity--multipolar and bipolar. Multipolarity was typical of the international system before World War II. It was replaced by a bipolar system during the Cold War. This bipolar system no longer exists, leaving only one superpower. Hence, many scholars characterize the current system as unipolar. However, unipolarity is a problematic concept, first ...

Eidlin Fred
27.01.2015 18:43:00

Russia-U.S. Standoff over Syria: Why a Peaceful Deal with Assad Is the Only Way out

... cruise missiles. Just as the 1998 campaign in Iraq didn&#39;t solve the problem and had no effect on the country&#39;s WMD infrastructure, the operation against Syria is unlikely to succeed. The operation will fall short of stopping the civil war, there are doubts that the Assad regime will be weakened without the imposition of a no-fly zone, chemical weapons will still be there, and it will be a matter of time until they are used again either by the government or rebels. The issue of peaceful ...

Бармин Юрий
15.09.2013 21:16:00

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