Yury Barmin's Blog

Yuri Barmin

This blog looks into the politics of the modern Middle East and Northern Africa, issues of power transition and presence of world powers in the region.

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April 14, 2015

In a surprising turn of events, Russia announced plans on April 13 to go ahead with the delivery of S-400 long-range surface-to-air missile systems to China and S-300 missile systems to Iran. The two announcements were made on the same day but for…

December 1, 2013

Latest reports published by various think tanks emphasize that China starts to pay more attention to the Arctic and that the climate change has impelled the Chinese Government to allocate more resources to research in the High Arctic.[1] The Foreign…

September 15, 2013

On September 14, 2013, Russia and the USA seem to have agreed on specific terms of Syria's disarmament. The decision was preceded by escalation of tensions between the two as a result of America's ambition to launch strikes against Assad's…

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  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
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