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Russia in Libya and the Mediterranean

The region is changing, and Russia that replaced the shackles of the socialist ideology of the past with the potent weapon of traditional values feels itself capable of not only participating in this change but also of driving it There are several myths about Soviet/Russian involvement ...


Is England, my England a Dying Butler?

... Edward Heath, the last of the British Gaullist Mohicans, are long gone. The EU has expanded into an unmanageable plethora of states, with the Franco-German axis under permanent threat from Britain, Poland, and the Baltic states, who are America’s anti-Russian fifth column cheerleaders in the EU. Their main objective has been to prevent any serious form of EU supranational military co-operation, in order to keep NATO going, and to continue the Cold War. Fifteen years ago, I visited the British ambassador ...


Russian Key to the Mekong River

Russia’s role in unleashing the Mekong Knot can be multifaceted. The technical and economic assistance of Russia, such as in providing a unique technology for the drip irrigation of rice crops and personnel training, would be irreplaceable. Flowing ...


The Ten Aporias of Our Time. The Theory and Practice of Nuclear Deterrence

... assigned targets will not be destroyed”. I continued, “But do you realize that the launch of your missiles would mean you have failed in your primary duty— to deter aggression? Your missile strike will punish the aggressor, but it will not save Russia from the catastrophic consequences of a nuclear war?” The officer faltered for a moment, but then quickly found the right words, “Such matters are a task for politicians, we do what we have been trained to”. He gave an absolutely correct ...


What Does NATO Withdrawal from Afghanistan Mean for Regional Actors?

... creates significant hurdles for regional stability and a power vacuum in Central Asia. There are several players, both internal and external, who are seeking to fill the void left by the Americans and their allies. Pakistan, India, Iran, Turkey, China and Russia seem poised to play the next “ great game ” in the so-called “ graveyard of empires ”. Some of these states have a vested interest in the stability of Afghanistan to ensure regional security and foster economic interests as well as mitigate ...


Syria: Rules-Based International Order Creates Humanitarian Rule, Not Law?

... northwestern Syria – Idlib province. Control over the province is held by various anti-government and terrorist groups, principally Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, otherwise known as HTS (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, associated with al-Qaeda, banned in the Russian Federation). Humanitarian aid vs. sanctions Igor Matveev: Syrian Idlib: What’s Next? According to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, more than 70% of the population of northwestern Syria is in need of humanitarian assistance. These include ...


Ukraine’s Chance for Rational Behaviour

Vladimir Putin’s article attaches such great importance to the common historical experience of Russia and Ukraine because it is important for him personally Vladimir Putin’s article attaches such great importance to the common historical experience of Russia and Ukraine because it is important for him personally. But those who were just starting ...


20-year Cooperation Treaty between Iran and Russia: Bilateral Strategic Partnership or Disappointing Agreement

... agreed to review the 20-year cooperation agreement. The question is why such a contract has been concluded at the present time. Some critics believe that before concluding such an agreement with China and negotiating a 20-year contract extension with Russia, Iran was cooperating with these two countries in a balanced way, and it was logical that if a contract was needed, it should have been concluded for two or three years. However, the regional and international situation has become very difficult ...


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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  
     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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