Search: China,Syria (14 materials)


Goodbye, U.S. Foreign Policy

... discontent over U.S. position is on its rise. If one looks at U.S. bilateral relations with other countries, the overall picture seems the same. The United States is very inconsistent in its policies towards North Korea, the Middle East (predominantly Syria, Turkey and Iran), China, Venezuela, and Ukraine. And this inconsistency doesn’t seem to be a part of a grand strategy defined within the laws of “realpolitik”, where actions change and fluctuate in accordance with the situation at hand, but more a proof of cluelessness ...


Ian Bond: EU Is Always Open to Dialogue with Russia, but It All Depends on the Terms

... extremely problematic for the EU. So I think the EU is dealing with a lot of uncertainty as to what's going to happen in northern Syria. Trump recently said that ISIS fighters might start escaping to Europe. What is the main approach of the EU to ISIS fighters,... ... number of areas where we still have things we can and have to talk about. Recently Bloomberg reported that the US is weighing China’s currency pact as a part of the partial trade deal. How does the EU regard that? There is a paradox in the American ...


Prospects for Russia–China Cooperation in the Middle East

... these approaches, as well as the destructive influence of the actions of Western governments in Afghanistan and Iraq, Russia and China took a different decision on the Syria issue. While Russia and the United States had an active military presence in Syria, China adopted a more flexible position, one that left room for manoeuvre. However, Beijing expressed its general attitude towards regional conflicts at the very beginning of the Syrian crisis, opting to veto alongside Russia in October 2011 the UN Security ...


RIAC at Track II High Level Paris Meeting on Security Issues in the Middle East Region

... East region. The meeting is attended by former high-ranking diplomats and leading international experts from the United States, China, India, and a number of European countries. The aim of the discussion is comparative analysis of the perceptions of great ... ... the region, possible mechanisms and sequencing of solutions to Middle East issues. The discussion focuses on acute crises in Syria, Yemen, and Libya, as well as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and potential instability in other countries of the region....


Iran’s Presence in Syria: Is It There for the Long Haul?

... currencies in mutual payments due to the United States reinstating sanctions against Iran. The Minister mentioned cooperation in several areas, such as tax regulation in bilateral trade, housing construction and, curiously, investment in rebuilding Syria, for which Iran has no money. Tehran is forced to act with regard to Russia and China’s support, given the unwillingness of European investors to invest in post-war rebuilding of Syria. Like Minister Hatami, Teimur Bashirgonbadi spoke about the indispensable role that Iran’s private business plays in developing bilateral cooperation ...


Germany’s Southern Сorridor to Greater Eurasia: Away from Warsaw towards Damascus

... Syria in the past few years. This shift partly relates to concerns about the spread of radical Islam. So-called Islamic State operatives were for instance arrested in Malaysia in March 2017 and later that year in Singapore. Another important factor for China’s growing involvement in Syria is that large economic dividends can be reaped from the region. Since 2016, China has sent several business delegations to the country and taken part in trade exhibitions in Damascus, Latakia and Tartous. Ultimately, the Chinese would be interested ...


Breaking the U.S.-Russia Impasse: Keeping the Door Open to Dialogue

... the U.S., EU and Russia approach China and India as rising powers? Can the US, Europeans and Russia forge a common strategy with respect China and India without alienating either? How will Russia’s new rapprochement with Pakistan impact India? Can China play a positive role in the Ukrainian and Syrian conflicts, among other disputes? Could India help mediate between the U.S., Europeans, Japan, Russia and China? 12 Questions Awaiting Resolution As stated in the introduction, this essay has not been intended to propose solutions, but only to ...


Hardball Diplomacy: Why Trump's Show of Force Leaves Beijing Unimpressed

... will likely raise the stakes by providing an additional economic lifeline to Pyongyang," the Malaysian analyst suggested. "Even if Trump had promised a quid pro quo in terms of tacit US recognition over Chinese territorial claims in the South China Sea, it won't go down well with US-friendly nations in ASEAN. Furthermore, no one would trust a US president who will attack a nation just days after proffering rapprochement, as was the case with Syria," he noted. Indeed, a few days before the Pentagon's missile strike against Syria, the Trump administration signaled that the topping of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was by no means the White House's priority. "There ...


2016 – Contours of the New Reality

... to say, his actions in the world arena will hardly correspond with his heated campaign rhetoric, but his future approach to China, European and Asian allies and prospects for dialogue with Russia are matters of serious debate. Trump’s victory opened ... ... them is the consolidation of the role of regional powers, primarily Iran and Turkey. The second trend is the ability of the Syrian army to achieve considerable success in the Russian-backed struggle against the radicals. Aleppo’s liberation demonstrated ...


Chinese capital Syria will have no chance to rebuild

China may become the main financial force to rebuild Syria once the conflict will have been settled, the rebuilding will require $600 bln, Director of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences Vitaly Naumkin said. "China will be the main player here as it is impossible to ...


Poll conducted

  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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