Search: Middle East,China (21 material)


Germany’s Southern Сorridor to Greater Eurasia: Away from Warsaw towards Damascus

... benefits to Germany and other net contributor states. A historic opportunity is opening for Germany to re-enter the Middle East. From Berlin-Baghdad to Berlin-Damascus Anna Kuznetsova: Greater Eurasia: Perceptions from Russia, the European Union, and China Germany’s interest in the Middle East dates back to the turn of the 19th century. The Middle East was a region thirsting for investment in infrastructure and for industrial imports. The Berlin-Baghdad railway was planned to bring German industrial goods to new Middle Eastern markets ...


Breaking the U.S.-Russia Impasse: Keeping the Door Open to Dialogue

... means to U.S. Missile Defense deployments and radar systems in Poland and Romania, as well as in Japan, South Korea, and the Middle East. How might the 2013 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear accord with Iran impact U.S. Missile Defense ... ... Iran’s presumed nuclear weapons program and its missile program primarily justified those deployments. Can the U.S., Russia, China and Japan find ways to at least freeze North Korea’s nuclear missile capabilities through diplomacy rather than through ...


2016 – A Victory of Conservative Realism

... and competitors are abandoning. There is a risk of getting carried away or too much involved in the bottomless quagmire of Middle Eastern conflicts. A decisive victory is impossible there; a defeat is almost inevitable if we get bogged down in the region,... ... India and Iran. And naturally we should safeguard and develop our latest achievement—the de facto strategic union with China, especially in view of inevitable attempts by the new U.S. administration to make us estranged from each other. If we yet ...


2017 Foreign Policy Outlook

... provoking escalations — all this has become the norm in international relations today. Clashes between Russian and NATO fighter jets. Large-scale terrorist attacks and (anti-)migration rallies in Europe. Assassinations. Incidents in Syria and the Middle East. Subversive actions in Donbass. Tensions in the South China Sea. Unexpected election results. Volatility on the commodities and financial markets. Coups and regime changes. In this inevitable succession of events, we have to keep in mind that we need foreign policy to resolve our own domestic issues. One ...


2016 – Contours of the New Reality

... to say, his actions in the world arena will hardly correspond with his heated campaign rhetoric, but his future approach to China, European and Asian allies and prospects for dialogue with Russia are matters of serious debate. Trump’s victory opened ... ... relations are unlikely to improve dramatically in the next year. The trends of the past few years continued to prevail in the Middle East in 2016. The first of them is the consolidation of the role of regional powers, primarily Iran and Turkey. The second ...


Snow is Still White in the Fields…Personal Notes on the Margins of the Munich Security Conference

... saw the brilliant Chairwoman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the National People’s Congress Fu Ying easily and elegantly outplay the Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Robert Corker. On the whole, however, China was not such a hot topic at the conference. From conversations with the few Chinese delegates present, it was clear that lack of attention did not worry them in the least. The Middle East as the “Season Trend” As one might have guessed, the big headline stealers were the Middle East and international terrorism, which, along with the migration crisis, were constant topics of conversation. King Abdullah II of Jordan,...


The American UAV Attempted Apartheid

... in haste.’ Fascinatingly, the greatest worry for the United States might be other states acquiring drones and ultimately adopting the exact same thought process and decision-making for its drone targeting and operational missions. Pakistan and China seem to be openly courting this very behavior today. Middle East Israel Defense Forces (IDF) actually succeeded in destroying a drone that it tracked flying over sensitive military installations and was approaching the Dimona nuclear reactor in 2013. The drone was unarmed but was operated by agents elsewhere ...


Putin brings China into Middle East strategy

... international mediation was already expanded, as in 2002 the Soviet/Russian-US duet was turned into a quartet by bringing in the European Union and the United Nations. On the one hand, Russia is interested in using this unprecedented convergence with China in its operations on the Middle East arena, where Moscow has in many ways already been acting in unison with Beijing — as vividly emphasized in Xi’s positions put forward at the Sino-Arab forum. On the other hand, given the current circumstances where the field of ...


It's a MAD MAD MAD Cyber World

... aspect of the debate that heretofore has been relatively ignored: that the futility of governmental innovation in terms of defensive efficacy is a relatively constant and shared weakness across all modern great powers (whether that be the United States, China, Russia, Iran, India, Great Britain, France, etc). In other words, every state that is concerned about the cyber realm from a global security perspective is equally deficient and vulnerable to offensive attack and therefore defensive cyber systems ...


Spies Don't Tweet: Why Social Media is Only a Grassroots Tool

The Intelligence Community, regardless of regime type, has famously always tried to co-opt and ultimately adopt advancements and evolutions in technology, especially in terms of media. Newspapers, radio, and television have long been appropriated in order to influence, massage, and outright manipulate messages and events important to the national interest. Often the question is not so much whether a country’s intelligence community engages in such activity but rather how explicit and open will...


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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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