... systems obsolete? But if Missile Defenses do prove to be effective, at least against some missile systems, is it possible to develop some form of dual key Missile Defense system against third party threats? How can the U.S. best reassure Russia and China that the US deployment of MD systems is not aimed a developing a first strike capability? Russia–Crimea–Eastern Ukraine In June 2017, just after the U.S. re-imposed sanctions on Moscow, the U.S. State Department insisted that the new sanctions measures were intended to reinforce existing sanctions and that they were “ designed to counter attempts to circumvent ...
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... Ukraine and remain actively involved in it. There is no need to wait for a so-called humanitarian disaster or a flaring of ethnic conflict before one interferes. China therefore understands Russia’s concern about Russian-speaking residents in Ukraine. <…> However, a referendum on the independence of Ukrainian Crimea is bound to change the current tenor of the situation. China has been known to oppose any regime change that occurs through violence since China itself faces the issue of separatism. If Crimea announces its independence through a referendum, China is unlikely to recognize and support it. And although Russia ...
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%)