Search: USSR,China (12 materials)


Comparing The Contours of Russia’s Ummah Pivot in Syria & Afghanistan

... excellent relations with all the supercontinent’s many parties through a creative combination of outreaches, with a priority focus being on expanding ties with non-traditional partners. Russia cannot become disproportionately dependent on the East (China) or West (EU), hence why it’s recently taken to exploring previously untapped opportunities beyond its Southern frontier in the majority-Muslim countries that form part of the international Islamic community (Ummah). Source: Afghan Media Resource ...


Post COVID-19 Strategic South Asia

... the total global arms imports. Though India relates and justifies defense acquisitions in response to perceived threat from China; nonetheless, Pakistan’s security dilemma is accentuated. A recent study finds that even a limited nuclear war between ... ... considered a stabilizing force that helps prevent wars between rival states. In the classical Cold War model, the U.S. and the former USSR successfully averted wars due to the fear of mutually assured destruction (MAD). In the South Asian context, strategies to ...


A ‘New Cold War’ has already started, but Russia & China are winning against a ‘weakening’ West, says former Kremlin adviser

... that allow us to talk about good chances for success,” the professor explained. Firstly, he claims, during the Cold War, the Soviet Union was concerned with enemies on more than one front. Now, with Beijing on the side of Moscow, Russia can utilize China as a strategic resource, he went on to say. Secondly, the country is much more prosperous than it was during the latter years of the USSR. And most importantly, the West is significantly less powerful than it was in the past. “But, to win even against a weakening but still powerful West, we need to pursue the right policies, both at home and abroad,” Karaganov warned. He also ...


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

... present our conclusions on the impact of Russian-Chinese relations on European and, more broadly, Eurasian security. Russia, China, and the Arctic From a geopolitical perspective, Russia is a northern country whose territory occupies almost the entire ... ... staked a claim to an enormous chunk of the Arctic: 6.8 million square kilometers of sea, declaring it the polar territory of the USSR. As a result, the territory of the Soviet Union grew from the furthermost continental points on the Kola and Chukotka peninsulas ...


A New Era of Arms Control: Myths, Realities and Options

... declined at all. If the U.S. and Russian governments or independent experts have data that suggests otherwise, that would be an interesting subject for discussion. As for deployed strategic nuclear weapons covered by the New START, the U.K., France and China have a total of 500 such weapons, 7 while each of the two superpowers possesses over 2,000. 8 Other states have only intermediate-range and tactical weapons (i.e. those with a flight range of less than 5,500 km). Taking into consideration all ...


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

... had a big hand in helping Chairman Mao’s communists win the civil war, and in rejuvenating China’s military, and its civilian economy. Later, rather fortuitously for the Chinese, came Henry Kissinger’s short-sighted and ill-advised outreach to China as a foil to the USSR. Kissinger’s folly played a large part in the process that has led to China overtaking the US in GDP(PPP), and challenging America geopolitically and militarily. And so, on to geography and geopolitics. Several Russian thinkers, including the late ...


Bridges to India

... this peak, there has been a steady and gradual divergence between Russia and India. Whereas India had a marked tilt toward the USSR back then, there is now an even more marked tilt toward the US. Centralized government plans for increasing trade between ... ... re-industrialization of Russia, developing hi-tech and oil & gas business with India as a Eurasian balance, and bringing together Russia, China and India. The series begins with ‘Russian re-industrialization dangers’, a cautionary overview of Japanese re-industrialization ...


Russia’s Way of Being in the World, from Yesterday to Tomorrow

... optimists. The next matryoshka doll was the view that the USSR could go it alone with its allies within the socialist camp, even if there was no consensus with China, in the teeth of objections from China and in the face of active antipathy from China. China too would make this mistake later, in relation to the USSR. By “go it alone” or go it with one’s allies but without each other, not only meant in world affairs in general but more specifically and much worse, in relations with the US and the West. Within this matryoshka doll was another: the notion ...


Endgame of the Long Cold War

... immediately after the relevant crisis had passed. The crisis for the West was that of the Vietnam War and North Vietnam’s successful pushback of US intervention. The Kissingerian attempt resulting from the imperatives of the crisis was to negotiate with the USSR and China, and leverage the competition between them, to act as a restraint on North Vietnam. The Kissingerian tactic worked to a limited extent and explained the timing: the toasts raised in Moscow and Beijing by the US delegation while B-52s were engaging ...


Hooray for Hollywood!

... film. Donovan (Hanks) negotiates and bluffs his way around the traps and pitfalls set by both organizations, and the fabled East German “Stasi” (ministry of state security) and their puppet justice minister. Holding to the tradition of USSR-style “historical revisionism,” to this day the Kremlin has never acknowledged that Fisher was a spy on behalf of the Soviet Union operating in the United States. It is known, however, that Fisher was a Soviet citizen. A heavy smoker,...


Poll conducted

  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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