Search: USA,Barack Obama (29 materials)


New U.S. Cybersecurity Strategies

... ICT, forced the George W. Bush administration to reassess the task of securing critical infrastructure facilities. The required an integrated approach, which duly emerged with the publication of the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace . President Barack Obama announced cybersecurity as one of the most important tasks facing the U.S. government. Another task was to develop the new opportunities afforded by cyberspace and harness them for the purposes of serving national interests. The Cyber Space ...


Afghanistan from Obama to Trump

... Sept. 11, 2001, attacks from being an ally in the fight against terrorism to a haven in which Osama bin Laden hid out until he was killed in 2011. The president heaped contempt on his predecessor’s strategy, promising that he would avoid President Barack Obama’s mistakes. But in substance, Trump’s strategy was not all that different from Obama’s, relying on a mix of conventional military force and diplomatic pressure on Pakistan. However officials conceded that there is to be no major change ...


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 ... ... 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 ...


The Emerging Trump Doctrine of Strategic Savvy

... Petraeus and Crocker. In late 2011, after some three years of further progress and additional reductions in violence, President Barack Obama decided to withdraw the remaining US combat forces and the last four-star US commander, leaving only a modest training ... ... peaceful Sunni demonstrations very violently. He stopped honoring agreements to provide various forms of assistance to tens of thousands of former Sunni insurgents who had reconciled with the government during the Surge. Tragically, these actions undid much ...


The Sino-US relations – Recalibration or Repetition?

“The Chinese grab for fossil fuels or its military competition for naval control is not a challenge but rather a boost for the US Asia-Pacific –even an overall– posture. Calibrating the contraction of its overseas projection and commitments – some would call it managing the decline of an empire – the US does not fail to note that nowadays half of the world’s merchant tonnage passes through the South China Sea. Therefore, the US will exploit any regional territorial...


Is Donald Trump the unavowed heir to Barack Obama?

... political beliefs of the Democratic Party leaders as opposed to the ideological disunity of the Republicans. In contrast, Donald Trump regularly attacked the ruling administration during his campaign. His rhetoric included both personal attacks on Barack Obama as well as accusations of his policies being flawed. As the bitterness increased in the election race, the paradoxical proximity of the Republican candidate’s rhetoric disappeared along with the target of his criticism on matters of international strategy. The ...


Crowdfunding with the enemy

... minister Dmitry Ledbedev said he feels Western Europe and NATO are conducting relations with Russia, treating Moscow as if everyone 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 are backed by Washington. As that drama plays out, Washington's NATO ally, Turkey, continues to shell the pro-Assad ...


Africa: Obama’s Last Chance

During Barack Obama’s first presidential term, Africa was not among the U.S. foreign policy priorities. In spite of his African roots, America’s first black president, contrary to expectations, focused attention not on Africa but on tackling such ...


Bone of Contention between Silicon Valley and Washington

... donations amounted to $117,000). We do not have any information on monthly contributions in 2014, but according to the above comparison the total amount is to the tune of $500,000. Hi-tech companies have largely contributed to the rapid political rise of Barack Obama. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, computer and internet companies made contributions of about $7.8 million to his 2012 election campaign, more than double the amount raised by his Republican opponent Mitt Romney. The corporations ...


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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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