Search: NATO,Middle East (13 materials)


Is the US Afraid of Russia?

... will not oppose the viewpoint that, theoretically, Russia has the capability to pose a military threat to the USA and other NATO members. But first and foremost, Russia’s actions jeopardize the U.S. political influence. Washington fears that Russian ... ... by the self-proclaimed “Islamic State”, but the beginning of a long-term consolidation of Russian position in the Middle East and the eastern Mediterranean. Strengthening of Moscow-Damascus, Moscow-Tehran and Moscow-Baghdad relations, their ...


Following the Downing of its Su-24 Russia Changes the Rules of the Game in Syria

The incident that occurred in the skies over Syria when a Turkish F-16 shot down a Russian Su-24 got the whole world talking about how close we came to an all-out conflict in the Middle East. Some commentators have suggested that today we are closer to an open conflict between Russia and NATO than ever before since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Quite surprisingly while Russia watchers have insisted that if a conflict between the alliance and Moscow is to erupt it will take place in Eastern Europe, yet now it’s the Middle East ...


A Strike Against Syria is Likely But Not Inevitable

... and its likely consequences. The media is increasingly anxious that a military attack on Syria may be the harbinger of a big Middle Eastern war. How would you assess the scale of the crisis, and what are your predictions for further developments? The ... ... Qatar etc. – are working to provoke Western states to attack Syria. A lot of activity is coming from certain European NATO members, especially France, which is investing a remarkable level of effort in the matter. I think the Americans would benefit ...


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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