Search: Terrorism,West (4 materials)

Unwanted Ally? Russia and the Future of the Anti-Terrorist Coalition

... their social base. Ad hoc Relations for Ad hoc Terrorism . Interview Kathleen Hicks, Kim Cragin and Olga Oliker Importantly, a much more dangerous trend is becoming increasingly pronounced today. Russia is excluded from the list of partners on fighting terrorism in the Western narrative as a matter of principle. It is believed that recognition of Russia as a partner even in this narrow area will allow it to break the isolation from the information sphere and gain at least a reputational if not a political victory. The ...


Russia and the West: How to Deal with the Threat of Extremism

... expanding in Russia too. In short, OSCE member countries — the most powerful military nations — are hard put to keep the growing terrorist pressure in check. Why is that happening? Ivan Timofeev: Russia and the West: the New Normal First, the antiterrorism efforts of Russia and Western countries are largely divided. The parties regard each other as a priority security threat. A significant share of their resources is aimed at mutual containment, not at fighting terrorism. What’s more, there is an obvious asymmetry in approaches ...


Who "Looks, Acts and Walks Like a Terrorist..."

Russia and the West have almost never seen eye-to-eye on what defines terrorism With new international Syria talks in Vienna planned for this coming weekend, the diplomatic standoff over who counts as a terrorist versus legitimate opposition in Syria will be in renewed focus. In the recent past, Russia has repeatedly ...


A War for Status

... statements, Russia deployed its Aerospace Defence Forces to support Bashar al-Assad in order to combat the ISIS terrorist group. Western leaders have subtly hinted that Moscow’s goal is to save al-Assad and protect its interests in Syria. The Ukrainian ... ... attention from his “aggression” in Ukraine [1] . In fact, the Russian operation is not only part of efforts to fight terrorism and come to Bashar al-Assad’s rescue, but represents an evolution of Russia’s foreign policy to the next ...


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