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How Russia Saved the United States Twice

... Revolutionary War George III, the British king, trying to appeal to Catherine’s monarchical sentiments, pleaded her to send 20-thousand Russian expeditionary corps to America to fight against the revolutionaries. The Russian Empress refused. Then the king ... ... second most important conflict in America was the Civil War (1861-1865). This time, once again, Russia was on the right side of history. We can draw some parallels between the two contemporaries, the first Republican President Abraham Lincoln and Russian ...


Russia and China in the Arctic: Cooperation, Competition, and Consequences

... hydrocarbon resources and the Northern Sea Route became the top priority, while in the mid-2010s, those issues were partially eclipsed by Moscow’s new confrontation with Washington and a sharp decline in relations with its NATO allies. China is thousands of miles away from the Arctic, so its interests in the region differ widely from those of Russia. They primarily stem from China’s position as one of the two leading global powers of the twenty-first century, and, on a more formal level, as a ...


The End of the Cold War: 30 Years On

... responsible for the survival of the Eastern European regimes. Since the beginning of perestroika, the leadership was inundated with thousands of letters from ordinary people asking: Why are we involved in the war in Afghanistan? When will it all end? One general ... ... affairs and human rights—the latter had just been allocated a separate department within the ministry for the first time in its history. President Reagan and Secretary Schultz, who didn’t trust Gorbachev at first, started warming to him when they saw ...


Russia in a Eurasian Triple Entente, with excerpts from Vadim Tsymbursky and Halford Mackinder

... end of the Great Patriotic War, an inept President Truman, with no knowledge of foreign affairs, conceded all foreign policy to his political mentor James Byrnes – who promptly set in motion his own agenda and steered the US into an anti-communist crusade against the USSR – laying the basis for a protracted, expensive and miserable cold war, all within the short two years while Byrnes was in charge, before he and Truman had a falling apart. While needing to tread very carefully because of this sad history with strategic partnerships, there may be possibilities for Russia in a new Triple Entente for the next century, this time with partners holding long-term world views – a Eurasian Triple Entente. This is the final part of a three-part series ...


Bridges to India

... attract good research or teaching talent, but had plenty of land granted it by its founder, Senator Stanford. Armed with thousands of acres of land, Fred Terman proceeded to attract startups to the area from all over America, with offers of free land ... ... business', which changed the entire world with Silicon Valley's technical innovations and new business models. Based on long history in The Valley, about 80% of startups will stagnate or die, even with experienced venture capitalists helping motivated ...


Russian re-industrialization dangers – lessons from Japan and USA

Russia’s greatness is in the resilience, endurance and inner strength of her people. They have recovered from many devastating tragedies that have befallen the country, from the Mongol scourge to civil war, and from the fascist invasion of the mid-20th century to the tragic decade that followed the collapse of the Soviet Union. Because of that terrible decade, Russia finds itself once again having to regroup and rebuild, to get back to the position of technological superiority that had reached its...


“We win, they lose” – Wonderful world of Binary categorisations

... area, as well as the so-called Afroasia forward deployment, as a sort of the enlarged Brezhnev and Monroe doctrines combined together, etc.[2]> Simultaneously, Washington’s darling, Francis Fukuyama, published his famous article The End of History? and the book of a same title which soon followed. To underline the prevailing climate in the States, he even dropped the question mark in the title of the book.[3] Was this sudden meltdown of the Soviet giant and its Day After intrinsic ...


The House That Built Who?

... result of creative reevaluation of the norms put in place in the second half of the 20th century) would last forever. But suddenly everything began to crumble. Russia is affected, too. Its policy throughout the post-Soviet period, despite Western accusations of revisionism, was motivated by the desire to preserve or recreate the status quo that existed before the dramatic breakup at the end of last century; naturally in hope that Russia would occupy a proper place in it, probably nothing similar ...


The Birth of Israel: Prague’s Crucial Role

.... 22-23, 1976, and Maj. Bedrich Kopold, Prague, Aug. 15, 1999. [34] Frantisek Hanzlik, Bez milosti a slitovani (Prague: Bestrode, 2011), p. 158. [35] Ibid. [36] Krammer, “Letter to Arnold Krammer from Shimon Ornstein,” p. 84. [37] Martin Wein, A History of Czechs and Jews: A Slavic Jerusalem (London: Routledge, 2015), pp. 151-2. [38] Authors’ interview with Vilem Kahan, Amsterdam, Oct. 22-23, 1976. [39] Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA, New York), Jan. 11, 1996. [40] Wein, A History of Czechs and Jews, p. 150. [41] Authors’ interviews ...


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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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