Search: Russia,Syria,Vladimir Putin (9 materials)

Putin is a leader made for the Russian Federation

The main Russian event of 2018 was President Vladimir Putin’s re-election for another six-year term. In view of the nature of the Putin regime, the re-election itself came ... ... and expensive aerospace and naval weapons programs have effectively been pushed back to the mid-2020s or even beyond 2027. In Syria, Putin will keep trying to convert the military success of the Russian intervention into political and diplomatic gains,...

12.12.2018

Looking Back to Singapore on the Road to Helsinki

... at least two opportunities to achieve an impressive historically significant victory. First, he could secure a promise from Vladimir Putin that Russia will not interfere in the midterm Congressional elections later this year, set to take place just five short months from ... ... non-interference. This is not a simple task, but it is possible. Second, the sides could draw up some kind of framework document on Syria. This is particularly relevant as Trump is not especially interested in Syria and has been threatening to wrap up the U....

05.07.2018

These are the Benefits of a U.S.-Russia Summit

The history of relations between the United States and Russia demonstrates that there is no substitute for personal contacts between the leaders of the two countries. Presidents Trump ... ... hope that Washington and Moscow take their own responsibilities to reduce and disarm under the treaty seriously. The wars in Syria and Ukraine have cost hundreds of thousands of lives, and displaced millions of people across the Middle East, Europe and ...

23.06.2018

The Tussle Over Syria

Putin’s Syrian intervention was limited to areas around the port of Tartus and the Latakia air base, both heavily upgraded by Russia. His aim was not a full occupation, but a gradual expansion of a strategic corridor from Damascus to Aleppo. He did not fear US repercussions. Obama’s 2013 red line back-step had convinced him the president would be passive in the face of aggression....

07.12.2017

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 to Russian experts in Moscow, there are multiple reasons why the Kremlin will not. They range from concerns about future chaos in Syria in the aftermath of regime change to the damage that would be inflicted on Russia's reputation ...

14.04.2017

A look at international relations from a Russian viewpoint

To understand Russia’s foreign policy today, its relations with Turkey and the West, one needs ... ... group Daesh (the self-proclaimed Islamic state of Iraq and the Levant), the war in Syria and Iraq, the migrant crisis, slow growth. But these are issues civilised nations... ... the Kremlin. From partners to rivals During his first two terms, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that his country is a European nation, characterised by European...

04.10.2016

Putin’s Plan

... the unexpected visit of the Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad to Moscow and the sharp increase of diplomatic activity surrounding the Syrian crisis – made the meeting all the more relevant. Speaking at the Valdai Discussion Club, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin elaborated on his vision of settling the Syrian crisis. And this vision appears to reflect Russia’s overall approach to creating a new world order. It has to be said that against the backdrop of the numerous declarative, ambiguous and at times contradictory statements that our Western ...

05.11.2015

The Environment For Dialogue Has Changed

... conflicts that flared up in the Middle East years ago and a war in Ukraine. But the Syrian issue has increased tensions and will be discussed at all panel meetings, as... ... opinion of the Valdai experts? Some decision-makers attend the Valdai Club conferences. Vladimir Putin usually addresses the closing plenary session. He has done so 11 times... ... the issues on our agenda. Do the Valdai experts’ opinions carry weight beyond Russia? People beyond Russia are most of all interested in the president’s address...

27.10.2015

Future of Assad and Arab Socialist Ba’ath Party In Limbo As Syria Sitzkrieg Plays Out

Successful talks between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry provide ... ... tactics have joined with western interests to advance a parallel government and army in Syria. Earlier this year, U.N.-Arab League envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, who was... ... controlled Syria is very much an option. Then too, there are no indications that president Vladimir Putin has backed off from his “yes we will” commitment to support...

15.09.2013

Poll conducted

  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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