Search: Human security,Foreign Affairs,Russia,Central Asia (2 materials)

The Unintended Consequence of Maidan

... telling the truth more accurately. It is not always an easy choice. Whether it has been in Southeast Asia, Africa, Latin America, Central Asia or the Caucasus, what the world has usually seen is a corrupt and/or dysfunctional regime replaced ultimately by ... ... great distance just hoping an autocratic regime would fall one way or another. In the Maidan revolution this was not the case: Russia was very much interested in the long-term geostrategic consequences of regime change, and it was the blind laziness of ...

10.05.2014

When is an IO not an IO? The Strange Case of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization

... less grand but perhaps a more accurate description of its nature and functions. China China's main position within Central Asia is economic, though certain security issues also exist. China is extremely interested in currying favor with Central ... ... bridge for China: a bulwark against Uighur and pan-Turkic nationalism/separatism and an energy hub for importing oil and gas. Russia Russia has always viewed Central Asia as its own backyard and particular sphere of influence. Thus, the SCO has largely ...

03.05.2014

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    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
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    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
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    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
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    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
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