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The US Deep State And The Democrats Are The Problem, Not The Solution

... it’s time to change the attitude toward the Democratic Party leadership. For some reason (probably because of inertia) the Barack Obama administration is constantly remembered in Russia in the worst possible way, with the two latest presidents constantly juxtaposed. How is Obama bad, and Trump is good? The ... ... Iran, and Trump returned to the most severe pressure on Tehran. Obama followed the international consensus on the status of Jerusalem, and Trump destroyed this consensus. Obama did not resort to direct military action against Bashar Assad, and Trump did ...


Crowdfunding with the enemy

With western media continuing to blame Russia and its allies for the escalation of violence in Syria and elsewhere, Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov told participants ... ... was living through a new Cold War. In a recent telephone conversation with Russian president Vladimir Putin, US president Barack Obama positioned himself as the moral conscience of the West, asking Russia to stop bombing moderate Syrian rebels who ...


"Hillary Is the Worst Option": How Moscow Sees American Politics

Everyone in Moscow tells you that if you want to understand Russia's foreign policy and its view of its place the world, the person you need to talk to is Fyodor Lukyanov. Lukyanov is the chair of Russia's Council on Foreign and Defense Policy, as well as the editor-in-chief of the journal Russia in Global Affairs,...


All I want for Christmas is... five answers

... the Europeans reducing their military expenditures as well as Uncle Sam tired of his burden are not able and willing to pay for worries of Eastern Europeans. Accordingly, the next year should provide an answer for the following question: Is fear of Russia and percieved threat in Europe sufficient for increasing defense capabilities of the European NATO members in the first place? If not, recent events in Ukraine could merely remain a favorable opportunity for NATO bureaucrats to pretend the alliance ...


The ISIS Crisis and the faiblesse of global governance

... (Russian Internet) is hosting servers for ISIS? Having already spent upwards of $3 trillion... ... “democratize” the Middle East, Washington is spending again, and president Barack Obama has just made a rather lackluster speech to build popular support for an... ... States coalition is fighting. Obama calls it “ISIL”. The New York Times and USA Today call it “ISIS.” Others just call it “IS.” Is’s...


The U.S. and the Asia-Pacific Region, Russia and China: What Does the Future Hold for Us?

RIAC Experts comment President Obama has completed his Asian tour and President Putin has visited China. What conclusions can be drawn from the results of these events? Below are comments by Gleb Ivashentsov, Deputy Director of the Russian Centre for APEC Studies; Dmitry Mosyakov, Head of the Centre for the Study of South East Asia, Australia and Oceania at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences; Vladimir Petrovsky, Public Relations Secretary at the ...


Predicting critical events, an institutional challenge.

... Bandar had sealed his fate last year during his secret visit outside Moscow with Russian president Vladimir Putin. He bragged that Riyadh controlled Chechen extremists... ... and Al Monitor reported that as far back as 2011, while Hillary Clinton was president Barack Obama’s secretary of state, Kochavi met with senior White House officials... ... entire process back to square one. Billions of dollars are spent annually, and thousands of jobs are created in government and the private sector by all major actors...


Containment's Last Hurrah

... Kennan’s containment policy helped define the rules of Cold War engagement on both sides. In February U.S. president Barack Obama named a new undersecretary of state for public diplomacy Richard Stengel, a former managing editor of Time magazine.... ... tone in an effort to energize president Obama’s base and contain and counter what Washington and its NATO allies view as Russia reverting to a policy of Soviet-era expansionism. A replay of Kennan’s Cold War tactics of economic and political ...


Domestic Political Logic in US Foreign Policy

US-Russian relations are similar to a pendulum In 2013, the notorious scandal involving former NSA employee Edward Snowden, who ... ... Act? If he had not, this document would have been perceived simply as a shot coming from US congressmen. However, President Barack Obama has a vast and important social programme that he would not be able to implement without the support of Congress,...


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