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The U.S. Wants To Turn Ethiopia Into Bosnia

... the ongoing New Cold War. In other words, Ethiopia isn't just defending its own sovereignty by pushing back against America's Hybrid War, but also all of Africa's. The US feels threatened not only by PM Abiy's pragmatic attempts to balance between it, China, Russia, Turkey, and others in the New Cold War, but increasingly by the possibility that his government could revive the Pan-African movement in modern-day geopolitical conditions building upon Ethiopia's historical leadership of it in the past. Since ...


Russia-Japan Relations: Were Abe’s Efforts In Vain?

... Indo-Pacific region are fast turning into frontlines. In this context, does anything remain of the eight-year-long effort by former prime minister Abe to improve relations with Russia on the basis of greater economic engagement tailored to Moscow’s needs? Russia’s relations with China continue to develop, including in the military domain; Russia’s constitutional amendments passed last year prohibit the handover of Russian territory, which doesn’t bode well for the long-running territorial dispute with Japan over the South ...


Shared Territorial Concern, Opposition to US Intervention Prompt Russia’s Support to China on Taiwan Question

... a military solution to the Taiwan problem. Still, his remarks were more blunt and more supportive of Beijing than the standard Russia's rhetoric on the issue. Why? One possible explanation is that the Russian official simply wanted to sound nice to China as Russia's major strategic partner. As they say, "a friend in need is a friend indeed." Another explanation is that Lavrov recalled the Russian experience with Chechnya some time ago, when Moscow had to fight two bloody wars to suppress secessionism ...


Need for Speed: Can Russian Participation in Rail Baltica Help Boost the Economy of the Russian North-West and Improve Cultural Connectivity with Baltic States in the Post-Pandemic World?

... glass bottle production line, a $160 million gas-to-electricity plant, and the largest tunnel in Georgia, which will be a part of the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route. All these examples are important for consideration as they prove that China will not purely rely on the New Silk Road that runs across Russia. This case study is another great illustration of how the transport project can be used not only as of the transfer of cargo trains but also as the booster for other industries in the economy. Taking this argument into consideration, it is indeed ...


Iran in the SCO: a Forced “Look East” Strategy and an Alternative World Order

... sanctions policy has become a very popular instrument in international relations. Restrictions imposed by Western governments are becoming less and less predictable each year, since the internal political situation is the key factor. In the future, China, Russia and other countries may face similar pressure measures that are now used against Iran. In this regard, Tehran is in the “vanguard”, exploring new pilot approaches. So far, circumventing sanctions has proved difficult and time-consuming, although ...


The Complex World Order

... of forces of secession and division - with multiple equilibriums interceded by transitions of breakdowns. The Empire of Qin (China), the Roman Empire, the British, Austro-Hungarian, and German empires and the Soviet Union were agglomerations. So was the ... ... gravitate into larger mega-regions like the EU, Mercosur, ASEAN, and the African Union. Even larger ones like the SCO. The diminishing of U.S. power in trade and military leads to interactions between ...


Singapore Should Play Significant Role in Russia’s Indo-Pacific Policy

... both ways since they also enhance Singapore’s international credibility by reinforcing its truly neutral reputation that is crucial to its economic success. Some observers are concerned that Singapore has been leaning closer to the U.S. than towards China in recent years so strengthening ties with Russia could counteract that perception considering the Kremlin’s closeness with China. Singapore has traditionally strong ties with the Quad (Australia-India-Japan-US) and AUKUS (Australia-UK-US) that China believes are seeking to contain it. Therefore,...


Davis Center Discussion "The Taliban Takeover and Central Asian Security: What Will Russia and China Do?"

... Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University held a public international expert discussion on the topic: "The Taliban Takeover and Central Asian Security: What Will Russia and China Do?" Foreign affairs analysts from Russia, China, the USA, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan took part in the online discussion. Russia’s position on the new government in Kabul was presented by Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General. Video


Should Russia Be Worried by the New AUKUS Alliance?

... nor does it need to do so: the main global cargo traffic routes will be maritime for the foreseeable future. For this reason, it is the world’s oceans rather than continental Eurasia that will be the main battleground between the United States and China. For Russia, as a predominantly land power, that is overall a good thing—as long as Moscow doesn’t strive to position itself at the epicenter of the Chinese-American standoff. In theory, in a couple of decades’ time, Australian submarines could turn ...


Are Rules of the Game Possible in the Era of Nuclear Weapons?

... necessary to search and establish relatively stable rules, at least at the highest level, regulating the inevitable competition. The question is, to what extent are such rules really necessary for the survival of those who can create them? The official Russian doctrine is based on an unquestionably positive answer to this question and regards the UN Charter as a set of general “laws” for the world of sovereign states. China and most countries in the world follow the same approach. The United States and its allies in the West believe that the UN is, of course, the main international institution, but in addition to formal equality of rights in world politics, there is ...


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    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  
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    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
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    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
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