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Middle East: Everyone for Himself

... it. Moreover, Turkey is even helping Saudi Arabia train its armed forces. However, for now it is hard to imagine an alliance in which one of these countries would accept a role as second in command. For this reason, US plans to establish some form of NATO in the Middle East are doomed to failure. Eventually I don’t see any streamlined collective security system in the Middle East. The main goal today is to end the conflict in Syria and embark on economic recovery there. Russia will not be able ...


Trump Should Aid Czech President Zeman in Fighting the “Munich Attitude”

... remedy this lapse.First published in Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic StudiesDr. Jiri Valenta is a Non-Resident Senior Research Associate at the BESA Center. He and his wife, Leni, are the principals of The Institute of Post-Communist Studies and Terrorism ( A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Jiri served for a decade as a professor and coordinator of Soviet and East European Studies at the US Naval Post-Graduate School and was a consultant to senior members of the Reagan administration.


Open Letter to President Donald Trump and President Vladimir Putin

... received by global leaders and publics. A second step could be to increase military-to-military communication through a new NATO–Russia Military Crisis Management Group . Restarting bilateral military-to-military dialogue between the United States ... ... ISIS and other terrorist groups from acquiring nuclear and radiological materials through a joint initiative to prevent WMD terrorism . There is an urgent need to cooperate on securing vulnerable radioactive materials that could be used to produce a ...


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

... 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 world, 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 targets for extremists of every shade and hue. Russia’s support has played a significant role in ISAF operations ...


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

... opt for then. Likewise, in Europe, as leftist leaders are challenged, weakened, and/or ousted one-by-one and are replaced by governments whose missions are resisting pressures of EU policy, as racial, ethnic, and religious tension, fears of Islamic terrorism, nativism, and demagogues become ever more commonplace, it is terrifying to envision its future, too. An autocratic Russia sits on Europe’s edge, poking and prodding from the outside, funding right-wing extremist parties in Europe that ...


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