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This Distant Damascus

... governorates of Raqqa, Al-Hasakah, and the northern parts of Deir ez-Zor are controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), consisting mainly of Kurdish militias. Part of Idlib is occupied by the radical Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham movement (outlawed in the Russian Federation). A number of areas in Aleppo, Raqqa, Al-Hasakah and Idlib are under the de facto protectorate of Ankara, which was established as a result of Turkish military operations: “Euphrates Shield”, “Olive Branch” and “Source of ...


Bargaining Items

... President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan is trying to solve the problem posed by Syrian Kurds by combining force with the possibility of normalizing relations with Syria. Back in December of last year, he proposed to hold a meeting between the presidents of Russia, Turkey, and Syria. According to Erdogan, this meeting should be after negotiations take place between head Defense Ministers, head Foreign Affairs Ministers, as well as heads of intelligence services of the three countries. Ivan Bocharov: Syria: ...


Third Russian-British Security Roundtable

On November 18, 2022, the third informal round table discussion on security issues was held within the framework of RIAC project “A New Agenda for Russia–UK Relations”, implemented in partnership with the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) On November 18, 2022, the third informal round table discussion on security issues was held within the framework of RIAC project “A New Agenda for ...


Do We Have a Future?

... The Ukrainian Crisis and Strategic Stability Tomorrow brings yesterday: we are heading for perpetual war, with the danger of the obliteration of most of humanity. Those of us who remember have only to recall how NATO, instead of disbanding, ignored Russia’s concerns and attempts at serious dialogue, expanded, and then illegally bombed Belgrade, ignoring the UN. That was not enough, as the West then destroyed Iraq (lying, into the bargain) and Libya, and tried to destroy Syria. Russia kept warning ...


RIAC at "Sixty Years of the Cuban Missile Crisis: Lessons for the 21st Century" International Conference

... nuclear war, similarities and differences between the crisis in 1962 and 2022, prospects for maintaining and further developing strategic arms control mechanisms, and other issues. Several RIAC members spoke at the event, including Anatoly Antonov, Russia’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United States; Alexei Arbatov, Head of the Center for International Security at IMEMO RAS; Evgeny Buzhinsky, Chairman of PIR Center Board; Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General; Vladimir Orlov, PIR Center Director, MGIMO Professor; as well as the following experts: Elena Chernenko, Special correspondent ...


Seven Differences from Cuban Missile Crisis

For both sides, the stakes in the current crisis are higher than they were 60 years ago Today, it’s come to be trendy to draw parallels between the current state of U.S.-Russian relations and the famous Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. All the more so, because we are on the cusp of the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Crisis: the decision taken by the John F. Kennedy administration to impose a blockade on Cuba was made at the ...


If the World Is One Family, Why Do We Seek to Destroy It?

... proposals to Britain and France in 1939, that makes a deal that would take on Axis powers most struggling, but I think history would agree that Churchill wasn’t interested in doing it, because Churchill thought that Hitler would ultimately go for Russia because as per him, Hitler’s principal target was Russia. The French also condescended to that view. If at that time Britain and France had cooperated on the Soviet proposals to be together, the world would have been saved from catastrophic disaster ...


Russia-Ukraine, India-Pakistan: Two Existential Conflicts in Eurasia

Both New Delhi and Moscow have to sort out problems with their archrivals in order to approach conflicts in their neighbourhoods with more confidence and to enhance the efficacy of multilateral security arrangements India and Russia are two great powers located in the South and the North of the vast Eurasian continent, and it is for a good reason that they both claim a proactive role in establishing an international order on the continent as well as globally. The two countries ...


Russia undertaking 'huge experiment' with mobilization

Russia has not done anything like mobilization in this century, and that using a nuclear weapon in Ukraine makes little sense for Vladimir Putin Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council Andrey Kortunov says Russia has not done ...


Dis-United Nations and Conceptual Mazes of the New World Order

... of conflicts in different parts of the world that were deemed frozen—rather, they are still simmering to defy any settlement despite all the peacemaking splutter in the global UN venue. The UN has essentially failed to politically sponsor the U.S.-Russian dialogue on strategic stability and the negotiations on arms control, especially concerning its nuclear component as the “core axis” across the entire system of international security. What of the UN’s real contribution to facilitating negotiations amid the current international crisis! This area has remained entirely at the discretion of the United States and Russia as an aspect of bilateral relations between ...


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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  
     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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