Search: Security (109 materials)

 

Erdogan’s Neo-Ottoman Empire in the making-what does the West want?

... he laid bare a power struggle that now threatens the very existence of the Syrian regime, sparking a fissure in the ruling Alawite sect, and leaving regular Syrians aghast.Without a hint of irony, Makhlouf boasted of bankrolling Syria’s infamous security forces, who have tortured and disappeared thousands of people in nine years of war, then complained that his employees had been treated in “an inhumane way” https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/09/could-assad-row-with-cousin-tear-down-syrian-regime ...

15.06.2020

The Global Value Shift: Adjusting the Institutional Framework

... built on what is required of men, not on that which is provided to them – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry The severity of the current crisis is likely to lead the global community to re-think some of the fundamental values and priorities in such areas as security, welfare and governance. With respect to security the realization may be that it is a much broader category than “military security” per se, with health and environment becoming increasingly more important factors. Welfare for its part is ...

10.06.2020

America’s Withdrawal from the Open Skies Treaty Undermines Euro-Atlantic Security

... excuses. Our approaches are described in detail in the relevant comments of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a number of Russian officials. Instead, we want to try once again to draw attention to the significance of the treaty in terms of stability and security in the Euro-Atlantic region. Heritage Foundation analyst Patty-Jane Geller recently assessed the situation around the treaty as well as of the Russian stance on the issue in an op-ed that was first published by The Daily Signal and then republished ...

05.06.2020

U.S. Withdrawal From Open Skies Bolsters Case for New Strategic Regime

... Forces (INF) Treaty with Russia. His plan now to leave the Open Skies Treaty, a 1992 accord that allows for aerial reconnaissance of the territory of 35 countries in Europe and North America, fully follows the logic of abolishing U.S. international security commitments. The next shoe to fall will likely be the New START Treaty, which the Trump administration seems happy to let expire next February. Accusations of Russian infringements of the treaties and agreements, as well as the condemnation ...

25.05.2020

The Dangers Of Parachute Journalism

A little learning is a dang’rous thing; drink deep, or taste not the Pierian Spring. (Pope)Hot on the heels of an article by a Henry Foy, entitled ‘Russia’s death toll likely to be far above official tally’, published in Nikkei Inc.’s The Financial Times (once known for its balance and seriousness) on 13 May, comes another new Cold War ‘report’ – devoid of analysis – in the same newspaper, entitled – more in the style of a tabloid paper than a serious one – ‘Moscow on the Med: Cyprus and its Russians’...

20.05.2020

How Russia Can Maintain Equilibrium in the Post-Pandemic Bipolar World

... “never against each other, not always with each other.” This combination of reliability and flexibility is how it should also be in the future. The coronavirus crisis has put Sino-Russian relations to the test. Both for Moscow and Beijing, national security trumped all other considerations. Each country proceeded to close their shared border as soon as it perceived a threat to public health, and without prior consultations. The Chinese authorities voiced displeasure at the treatment of Chinese tourists ...

19.05.2020

Ambassador Anatoly Antonov's Open Letter

Ambassador Anatoly Antonov's Open Letter U.S. Department of State The United States Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Prisons U.S. Department of State The United States Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Prisons The U.S. authorities demand to release the American citizens jailed abroad ( https://www.state.gov/secretary-michael-r-pompeo-at-a-pres…/ ). They are promising to impose sanctions against “guilty governments”, should their compatriots die due to the coronavirus. Meanwhile...

08.05.2020

War, the Economy and Politics in Syria: Broken Links

... Turkey’s strategic plans to complete the creation of a long buffer zone in the north of Syria, which includes Idlib territory to the north of the M-4 road by using the anti-Assad militants under its control. In doing so, Turkey wants to ensure the security of its borders and gain more room for the relocation of Syrian refugees. This time, temporary agreements between the military and the secret services won’t be enough for reliable stabilization. It is time for Russia and Turkey to seek more ...

17.04.2020

Russia’s View on Nuclear Arms Control

Arms Control Today conducted a written interview in early March with Anatoly Antonov, Russian ambassador to the United States on issues including the current status of U.S.-Russian strategic security talks, the future of New START, talks on intermediate-range missile systems, engaging China in arms control, and President Vladimir Putin’s proposal for a summit of the leaders of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council. Arms ...

03.04.2020

Tensions between Russia and Turkey in Syria; effort for peace or Total War

... ideological aspect. Erdogan's government is Islamist, and with the presence of Islamist forces in Idlib, he prefers to play an important role in Syrian developments and if these Islamist forces leave Syria, the only place they can go is Turkey, which raises security concerns for Turkey. Because these Islamist forces are part of al-Qaeda and ISIS forces that may carry out terrorist operations in Turkey. Therefore, these reasons make Idlib important to all parties involved. However, many believe that the ultimate ...

17.03.2020
 

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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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