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Should China and Russia Form an Alliance?

... advocating such an alliance have existed for a long time, but they are not mainstream. The governments of both countries have always adhered to the policy of strategic partnership rather than alliance, and the issue of the alliance is not on the agenda of China-Russia dialogue. However, at the plenary meeting of the Valdai Club, which was held in October 2020, President Putin said that theoretically the possibility of a China-Russia alliance is not ruled out, although it’s unnecessary right now. It received ...

12.01.2021

U.S.-Russia Relations at a Crossroads

... New START will be difficult under any administration. There is growing bipartisan consensus in the United States that existing regimes, which were essentially designed to regulate bilateral nuclear competition, must be updated to address the rise of China and the emergence of new technologies. Still, many in the United States believe that although arms control regimes should evolve to remain relevant and contain enhanced verification mechanisms, international security today is better served by imperfect arms control treaties than by no arms control architecture at all. In contrast to previous cycles in U.S.-Russia relations, arms control is no longer insulated from the broader disfunction in ...

01.11.2020

From Tanks and Deserts to Missiles and Tropical Islands

The USMC should become a streamlined tool for containing China's growing power The United States Marine Corps (USMC) has launched a radical reform that fully and completely reflects the changes in U.S. geopolitical priorities. The Marines are busy getting rid of all their tanks, planning to stock up on medium-range ...

06.10.2020

Andrey Kortunov: Cooperation with the West Will Only Happen When Russia Modernises

... and harder for a country to cope alone, not only with epidemics, but with securing economic growth and dealing with problems related to security. How might global power relations change as a result of the pandemic? You already mentioned the rise of China, but what about other major powers in the world, such as the US, the EU and Russia? Igor Ivanov: Rethinking International Security for a Post-Pandemic World It is difficult to say, because at best we are only near the middle of the epidemic. It seems to me that this crisis will not create new tendencies, but rather reinforce existing ones. The strengthening ...

15.05.2020

The Hidden Logic of the United States that Led to its Withdrawal from the INF Treaty

... to recruit Russia into bullying China together. In response, a representative of the Chinese Foreign Ministry announced that China opposed the unilateral withdrawal of the United States from the INF Treaty and did not support the initiative to turn it ... ... “Great Game” in which military security and other areas are under threat. Moreover, it will have a significant impact on international security and even the existing world order. The arms control system will likely crumble, and we may very well see ...

07.04.2020

The UN Security Council Shirks the Test for Coronavirus

... information war that is taking place between Washington and Beijing. According to the American side, any Security Council resolution on COVID-19 should be worded in such a way that the main blame for the outbreak is placed squarely on the shoulders of China and should also punish Beijing for trying to conceal the full scale of the problem from the international community. China, for its part, sees the spread of the virus as a side effect of Washington’s unilateralist policies, its proclivity to exert ...

02.04.2020

The Thucydides’ Trap: the Avoidable Destiny Between the US and China

As the Western philosopher George Santayana said, “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” The controversial “Thucydides trap” argument has sparked a heated debate since 2013, when President Xi Jinping of China told a cluster of western guests: “We must all work together to avoid Thucydides’ trap.” Later, this concept was elucidated by Professor Graham Allison in his articles, talks and famous book Destined for War: Can America and China Escape ...

25.03.2020

What Opportunities are Opening up for Russia against the Backdrop of the Tech War between the U.S. and China?

... While it may be a little early to talk about the emergence of a bipolar era in the tech world, the question of what policy Russia should follow against the backdrop of the confrontation between the two undisputed tech leaders (the United States and China) is more pressing than ever. Vassily Kashin of the Centre for Comprehensive European and International Studies (CCEIS) at the National Research University Higher School of Economics shared his thoughts on the matter with us. How does today’s ...

28.02.2020

Prospects for the Fight against Extremism and Terrorism in the Central Asian Region

... threat to Central Asia’s security is the overflow of terrorist activity from Afghanistan Central Asian countries experience diverse intersecting influences: they feel changes in the situation in the Caucasus, in the Xinjiang autonomous territory of China, in Afghanistan and the Middle East. Militants from various terrorist groups in the region cooperate, many of them fighting in Syria and Iraq. But the biggest threat to Central Asia’s security is the situation in Afghanistan, where the Taliban ...

30.01.2020

India and the SCO: A Vision for Expanding New Delhi’s Engagement

... and desire of Central Asian states for greater strategic manoeuvre highlight the Eurasian churnings that New Delhi will need to navigate. This is, arguably, reflected in the geopolitics of the multiple ambitious integration projects being pursued by China, Russia, U.S. and even India. While integration is viewed as an antidote to Central Asia's underdevelopment, which in turn contributes to the region's political volatility and instability, yet their underlying agendas can have far-reaching strategic ...

04.12.2019
 

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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