Search: Israel,ISIS (3 materials)

Russia: the Power Broker in the Middle East?

... how to cope with three recent developments that call for significant adjustments in the Russian strategy. First, the defeat of ISIS, which is definitely a positive development for everybody engaged in Syria and in neighboring countries, has an important ... ... difficult for Russia to forge even tactical alliances in the region, not to mention strategic coalitions. Second, the current Israeli-Iranian and US — Iranian rift immensely complicates Russia’s role as an ‘honest broker’ in the region. Neither ...

22.11.2018

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

... 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 ... ... disintegration by secession from it by Scotland, a possibility which, it was just announced, will be pursued again. AP Even in Israel, considered a bastion of Western democracy in the Middle East, the public and government are becoming increasingly okay ...

17.04.2016

Grading Obama’s Middle East Strategy (Sensibly): Part I

... immunity. Nothing to complain about here, and I agree that a residual force would have been better but that is 100% on Maliki not granting immunity and having already committed to his Iranian allies that he would see our troops out in 2011. We will come to ISIS (and Obama’s mild military reengagement in Iraq) and Syria as separate issues. Israeli/Palestinian Peace Here, one may be tempted to make more of the efforts of the Obama Administration than they actually represent, but at the same time we should not minimize them. To be sure, Obama has publicly and in speeches, beginning especially ...

07.06.2015

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  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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