Search: Syria,Russia,China (12 materials)


Goodbye, U.S. Foreign Policy

... Foreign Policy, “the best course of action today is for President Bashar al-Assad’s regime to regain control over northern Syria”. Regardless of what one thinks of Nicolás Maduro, the President of Venezuela, he stands in office irrespective of hectic ... ... especially if foreign interventions will continue to complement country’s further domestic instability. Andrey Kortunov: Russia Is Winning, but Here’s the Catch China, another country where instability was recently evoked by mass demonstrations in Hong Kong, is going through the toughest ...


Ian Bond: EU Is Always Open to Dialogue with Russia, but It All Depends on the Terms

... Director of Foreign Policy at the Centre for European Reform. Bond is an expert in Russia and the former Soviet Union, European foreign policy, as well as Europe/Asia... ... champion and who isn’t. Recently, Turkey launched military operations in northern Syria. In your opinion, how does the EU see Turkey’s actions in Syria? I think this... ... we can and have to talk about. Recently Bloomberg reported that the US is weighing China’s currency pact as a part of the partial trade deal. How does the EU regard...


Prospects for RussiaChina Cooperation in the Middle East . 8 . Foreign Policy Concept of the Russian Federation // Official Website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. 01.12.16. URL: (In Russian). 9 . China Boosts Syria Support // Global Times. 18.08.2016. URL: . 10 . Assistant to Syrian President Holds Talks with China // BBC Russian Service. 14.08.2012. URL:


RIAC at Track II High Level Paris Meeting on Security Issues in the Middle East Region

... former high-ranking diplomats and leading international experts from the United States, China, India, and a number of European countries. The aim of the discussion is comparative... ... sequencing of solutions to Middle East issues. The discussion focuses on acute crises in Syria, Yemen, and Libya, as well as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and potential... ... Aksenyonok, RIAC Vice-President, and Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, represent Russian side at the meeting.


Iran’s Presence in Syria: Is It There for the Long Haul?

... currencies in mutual payments due to the United States reinstating sanctions against Iran. The Minister mentioned cooperation in several areas, such as tax regulation in bilateral trade, housing construction and, curiously, investment in rebuilding Syria, for which Iran has no money. Tehran is forced to act with regard to Russia and China’s support, given the unwillingness of European investors to invest in post-war rebuilding of Syria. Like Minister Hatami, Teimur Bashirgonbadi spoke about the indispensable role that Iran’s private business plays in developing bilateral cooperation ...


Germany’s Southern Сorridor to Greater Eurasia: Away from Warsaw towards Damascus

... of Syria. Germany’s Southern corridor to Greater Eurasia A German pivot to the Middle East would have repercussions far beyond the European Union. It may open a Southern corridor to building Greater Eurasia. In the Middle East, and in particular in Syria, Germany has common security interests with two major Eurasian powers: Russia and China. German involvement in the political stabilisation and reconstruction of Syria, including through EU initiatives, would open new opportunities to develop dialogue and cooperation between Germany and Russia. A mutually beneficial relationship between ...


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

... that could create disputes between the two sides? How should the U.S., EU and Russia approach China and India as rising powers? Can the US, Europeans and Russia forge a common strategy with respect China and India without alienating either? How will Russia’s new rapprochement with Pakistan impact India? Can China play a positive role in the Ukrainian and Syrian conflicts, among other disputes? Could India help mediate between the U.S., Europeans, Japan, Russia and China? 12 Questions Awaiting Resolution As stated in the introduction, this essay has not been intended to propose solutions, but only to ...


2016 – Contours of the New Reality

... shape. Nothing was so clear in 2014, which was marked by the abrupt transformation of Russia’s relations with the outside world. This was also true of 2015, as too... ... a package of deals but have neither the time nor enough self-restraint for this. In Syria, Russia and the United States found themselves on the brink of open conflict and... ... marginal player, although the ideology of these structures is not anti-Western. Here China is Russia’s main partner. In the US view, China’s growth and rapprochement...


Six Key Trends in Russian Foreign Policy, as Seen by the West

... in the two countries' "nature" to be allies. Hence, Russia will consistently seek more from the relationship than China is willing to confer. Without a real ally in Beijing, and shunned by the West where possible in international institutions,... ... turn to new partners from South Korea, Indonesia and Japan, or to others in the Middle East. Perhaps being co-belligerents in Syria will rehabilitate Russian-Iranian relations, while at the same time firmly entrenching Moscow on the Shia side of the sectarian divisions in the ...


Spies Don't Tweet: Why Social Media is Only a Grassroots Tool

The Intelligence Community, regardless of regime type, has famously always tried to co-opt and ultimately adopt advancements and evolutions in technology, especially in terms of media. Newspapers, radio, and television have long been appropriated in order to influence, massage, and outright manipulate messages and events important to the national interest. Often the question is not so much whether a country’s intelligence community engages in such activity but rather how explicit and open will...


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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  
     21 (19%)
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