Search: NATO,Islamic State (9 materials)

Russia and Turkey: Approaches to Regional Security in the Middle East

... influential players on harmonizing their interests and creating joint approaches to regional security led to a crisis on the Turkish- Syrian border on 24 November 2015. This incident again called into question the level of relations between Russia and NATO member states. Together with a military coup attempt in Turkey in 2016, the so-called “jet crisis” had a special importance for the role of Turkey in NATO. The crisis in Russia-Turkey bilateral relations has been resolved and relations are now ...


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

... State movement really be destroyed in Iraq and Syria? Or will it simply drift like a nomad to other regions, into the Russian Caucasus, North Africa, Egypt and the Sinai, southwest Asia and Afghanistan, as well as Kashmir? How will the entry of the Islamic State into Afghanistan impact the ongoing war between NATO and the Taliban? The U.S. refused to participate in the third round of a conference on Afghanistan that involved 11 regional actors, and that had been organized by Moscow on April 14 2017. Just a day prior to Afghan conference, the U.S. dropped its ...


Russia and the West: How to Deal with the Threat of Extremism

... countries — the most powerful military nations — are hard put to keep the growing terrorist pressure in check. Why is that happening? The threat of terrorism and extremism will undoubtedly be among the priorities on the agenda of the upcoming NATO summit in Brussels. The organization’s members justly consider terrorism to be one of the most formidable challenges. Many of them have fallen victim to terrorist attacks. The threat is fueled by the crisis of statehood and conflicts in the Islamic ...


Countering the threats from the Middle East

... the four think tanks supporting the work of the Task Force, available at 2 . Acronym for Islamic State in Iraq and Al-Sham, also referred to as IS or Daesh. 3 . Report of the Independent International Commission of ... ... CoISyria/A-HRC-31-68.pdf, accessed 26 April 2016. 4 . Avoiding War in Europe: how to reduce the risk of a military encounter between Russia and NATO, Task Force on Cooperation in Greater Europe, August 2015, http://www. ...


Bundeswehr in Syria – Back to Yugoslavian Scenario?

... opinion of illegitimate from the internationally accepted legal point of view participation of the Federal Republic of Germany in NATO’s military operation against Yugoslavia in 1999, entailing numerous casualties among civilians of this country, are ... ... Bundeswehr mission, stipulating lending aid to France, Iraq and a US-led coalition aimed at combating terrorist organization Islamic State (outlawed in Russia), Article 51 of Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations Organization, ensuring the ...


Russia and the United States Need to Work Together to Ensure that ISIS Never Acquires Nuclear or Radiological Weapons

... of the International Luxembourg Forum on Preventing Nuclear Catastrophe and the Nuclear Threat Initiative “Preventing the Crisis of Nuclear Arms Control and Catastrophic Terrorism”, which took place on the 1st of December, 2015 former Senator Sam Nunn, Co-Chairman of the Nuclear Threat Initiative made a speech where he put forward some pressing international issues. Highlighting the crucial role of a sound and open dialogue between Russia and the US, Senator Nunn urged international ...


Post Mortem by the Turkish Side: Relations between Moscow and Ankara Worsen

... the number one enemy of the Soviet Union, is now one of Russia’s priority partners, and economic and political relations are developing in spite of past conflicts. Clearly, the only party that stands to gain from conflicts between the sides is Islamic State. In this context, it is worth recalling that when Ukraine imposed a food blockade of Crimea in October 2015, Turkey promptly sent ships with food for the people of the peninsula. Moreover, Turkey is the only NATO country which, in spite of Western pressure, did not impose sanctions against Moscow after Crimea became part of Russia. Historical memory, the personal interests of all the states involved in the conflict without exception must be set aside for ...


Having a Common Enemy is Unlikely to Reconcile Russia and the West

... relations between Russia and the European Union. Participants suggested that waging war against a common foe in the form of Islamic State, which is banned in Russia, is unlikely to help Russia and the West overcome their differences. Today, this relationship ... ... neighborly initiatives such as the European Neighborhood Policy and Eastern Partnership, viewing them as precursors of EU and then NATO accession for Georgia, Moldova and Azerbaijan. These projects indeed sparked concerns in Moscow and unfortunately some of ...


All I want for Christmas is... five answers

... of the European NATO members in the first place? If not, recent events in Ukraine could merely remain a favorable opportunity for NATO bureaucrats to pretend the alliance still matters, whereby the renewed Russian military doctrine is not that bad. NATO is the number one threat. Anyone surprised? 2. Shall the Islamic State survive? Undoubtedly, the Islamic State is not just a 'so-called' state. It is not just another hit-and-run bunch of fanatics pretending to be 'biggest and baddest dudes on the block'. Recruitment of new jihadi ...


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