Search: NATO,Russia,Islamic State (8 materials)

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

... the global conjuncture and previous trends Transformational processes in the Arab world in the beginning of the 2010s led Russia and Turkey to an understanding of the need to form new foreign policy approaches towards the Middle East. This article ... ... 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 ...


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

... political and economic sanctions placed on Moscow for its annexation of Crimea and its political military interference in eastern Ukraine. In the struggle against violent extremism, the U.S., Europeans and Russia generally agree on the need to control the Islamic State. However, there has been a significant lack of coordination that has been further antagonizing relations. First, NATO-member Turkey shot down a Russian aircraft in November 2015 — an action that tested the NATO-Russia relationship, even if Turkey and Russia eventually came to terms in the aftermath. Then, in early April 2017, the U.S. fired 59 cruise missiles at Syrian airbase on grounds that ...


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

... 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 ... ... as well as an unprecedented refugee crisis in Europe. The fight against terrorism has always been an important area of NATO-Russia partnership. Moscow is one of the most active security providers in countering terrorism, as well as one of the most attractive ...


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. ...


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 community to work on nuclear arms control and risk reduction process which in time will prevent nuclear and radiological weapons falling into wrong hands. Senator Nunn called for building trust, mutual ...


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

... 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 ...


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

... European Union and can wield more influence in the EU agenda. The Luxembourg Embassy and Russian International Affairs Council gathered several European ambassadors and experts... ... 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... ... 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...


All I want for Christmas is... five answers

... sufficient for increasing defense capabilities 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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  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  
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    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  
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