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The United States, Russia, and Europe in 2018

... Poland (or Sweden). Perhaps Russia also can be reassured through a more concrete discussion of which weapons may be deployed in NATO’s easternmost member states. However, given the evolving political situation in Europe and beyond, any moves along these ... ... acceptable or perhaps even beneficial. In the meantime, the group agreed that it was also important to take action on improving crisis management tools and approaches and to restart and reinvigorate military-to-military dialogues. The group also identified ...


Op-Edge: Why is it almost impossible for Kurds to secede from Iraq?

... Turkey to global markets. For the USA, it is not satisfied with the Turkish rapprochement with Moscow, and might use the Kurdish card to pressure on Ankara, further complicating its regional and internal affairs -Despite of being two close allies in NATO. On the other hand, both Moscow and Washington fear the current timing of independence poll, as the fight against ISIS is tensing and progressing. A crack between Baghdad and Erbil would badly alter the progress made in the fight against ISIS. Moscow also careful about its good relations with Ankara and Tehran, especially in terms of the need for their full cooperation ...


Do CIA and BND punish Recep T. Erdogan?

... since sometimes tried to normalize Ankara-Moscow broken relations. For years he opposed Putin’s position on Syria, and he has given up the demand that Syrian dictator Assad must go. On the contrary, he agreed with Russia and Iran, to mutually fight ISIS and Al-Qaeda associate Al-Nusra movement. Furthermore, he pushed deeper to replace NATO military hardware, with Russian and Chinese military technologies. During his visit to Kremlin, he signed a deal to purchase S-400 air and missile defense system. Previously known as the S-300PMU-3, is an anti-aircraft weapon system developed in ...


I Hate Trump, But He Was Right to Strike Assad Regime of Syria

... striking Assad’s air power, military bases, or heavy weapons, which are difficult or impossible to hide. Hezbollah, Assad, and ISIS have enough on their hands to devote much to any “response” to the U.S. Finally—and again, I will repeat I thought ... ... have led to the toppling of his government, and this not long after the disillusionment of the experience of Libya’s post-NATO-intervention problems (although I still would say that the intervention was successful in saving many lives preventing a ...


Western Democracy Is on Trial, More than Any Time Since WWII

... Empire after WWI. At home, his administration (and other officials) failed miserably in addressing Hurricane Katrina as is humbled New Orleans, a great American city, and did nothing to prevent the onset of the greatest global financial and economic crisis since the Great Depression (barely managing to address it in time to prevent a possible total meltdown of the global financial and economic systems). Now, America’s first non-white president, Barack Obama, has encountered a level of obstructionism ...


All I want for Christmas is... five answers

1. More cohesion in NATO? According to the balance-of-threat assumption the lack of unambiguous threat decreases cohesion of military alliances, whereas the free-rider problem increases in inverse proportion. Even if one doesn't consider the geostrategical mischief ...


Russia-West rivalry over Ukraine is higher priority than security

... Russia and NATO should currently focus more on measures for preventing war and providing security in the European continent. RD: Yet there might be common threats such as Islamic terrorism and the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) in the Middle East. To what extent can such threats bring Russia and NATO together? D.T.: We have the experience: Thirteen years and four days ago, we saw a terror attack on the United States [the terrorist attack of 9/11] that brought about the creation of a global anti-terror coalition; some experts expected this event ...


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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