Search: Russia,Islamic State,USA (18 materials)


The Three Phases of Jihadism

... perspective, as opposed to Al Qaeda which was pre-millenarian. By the same token, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi independently developed a form of jihad that was mostly sectarian. He... ... through phishing actions. This allowed them to build a mechanism that would lead to the Islamic State and to the Caliphate which was proclaimed in June 2014. However the post-millenarian... ... led to an increase in foreign boots on the ground: the 2015 JCPOA agreement allowed Russia to increase presence in Syria and send forces to Khmeimim, and Western presence...


Escape from Responsibility: the U.S. Is Looking for a Way Out of Afghanistan

... days a plan for the American force withdrawal from Afghanistan, which must be completed in a year. In addition, about 3 million soldiers, veterans of the war in Afghanistan will receive an allowance from the federal government in the amount of 2.5 thousand dollars. ($7.5 billion in total). The adoption of the law by Congress is questionable, but it could be supported by both Republicans and Democrats. Kh Khalid Farooq: Pakistan Will Appreciate Russia Playing a More Active Role in the Region One of the most popular members of Congress Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez expressed her opinion about the Iraqi campaign relating to the use of American armed forces abroad: “all of Congress was wrong ...


Moscow’s Iraq strategy: Make lots of friends

Iraq is important for Russia not only as an economic and trade partner, but also as a factor in influencing regional policy Moscow’s interest in ... ... President Saddam Hussein in 2003, Iraq got most of its weapons from the United States. Ambassador of Iraq to Russia: the War against Islamic State in Iraq is Won Under President Vladimir Putin, Russia has been trying to gradually rebuild its ties with Iraq on ...


Islamic State after ISIS. Colonies without Metropole or Cyber Activism?

... Fitsanakis With the world constantly following the events in the Middle East, much now depends on the shape, form and ‘policy’ Islamic State is going to take. What form will the IS take? What role will cryptocurrencies play in funding terrorists? How can Russia and the US cooperate in fighting mutual security threats? RIAC expert Tatyana Kanunnikova discusses these issues with Dr.... ... Kathleen Hicks, Kim Cragin and Olga Oliker Among other things, you are an expert in the Cold War. At present, Russia and the USA are experiencing a period of tensions in their relationship. In your opinion, what should be done in order to overcome these ...


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

... Islamic State positions in Afghanistan. In addition to opposing Russian talks with the Taliban, U.S. officials have accused Russia of providing arms to the Taliban, an accusation that has been officially denied by Moscow. Will it be possible to achieve a more concerted approach, involving both Washington and Moscow, in the Afghan peace talks? Will the threat of Islamic State activities be sufficient to bring Washington and Moscow into a common position? What will be the impact on major ...


Russia does not let its friends down

The central issue of Wednesday's meetings in Moscow was whether Russia would give in. An immediate change of policy was obviously not on the cards since it is not in Putin's nature to make sudden concessions under pressure. But will he gradually and incrementally pull the rug from under the Syrian president? According ...


New Syria Ceasefire: Same Old Story

Can Russia and the U.S. control their proxies? Syria ceasefire deal, announced on September 9, 2016 after marathon talks between ... ... situation in their favor. As of now, there are only two organizations that everyone agrees to view as terrorists in Syria: the Islamic State of Iraq and the Greater Syria (ISIS) and Jabhat Fateh ash-Sham (former Jabhat an-Nusra). REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque ...


Brexistentialism for useful innocents

... Brexiteers in Great Britain too. Just ask new Tory foreign secretary and super Toff, Boris Johnson, who just last year (born in the USA, BoJo was a dual national) renounced his US citizenship in an unsuccessful attempt to become Prime Minister. But is all this ... ... represent truth, justice and the American Way, to more and more young Americans, Washington public diplomacy assets have tagged Russian president Vladimir Putin as the leader of a plot to use Brexit as a tool to destabilize the EU. The Express in London ...


The Capture of Palmyra: Victory in Battle, but Not a Turning Point

... government would soon dare to push towards Palmyra. This historic area is somewhat isolated, being located far away from the major Islamic State-controlled territories along the Euphrates. With many sources of IS funding being cut off, it is more important ... ... in Latakia, Aleppo and Damascus and its suburbs to send extra forces to east Homs and launch a military operation in Palmyra. Russia’s role in this offensive was crucial. Until spring 2016, only a few Russian airstrikes had hit Palmyra. As late as ...


The War against Islamic State: Reconstruction of the Geopolitical Balance

... operate without the money that moves through the financial systems of many countries. Only if we fully cooperate on exchange of information about suspicious transactions, will we be able to stop this threat effectively". While military tactics of USA and Russia move in opposite directions, they will be ineffective in fighting the Islamic State. Primary military tactic of both U.S. and Russia is to unify their military forces, coordinate air strikes and forward them toward ISIS group. In addition, not only US-Russia cooperation is important, but also Assad is an important actor ...


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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  
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