Search: USSR,China (9 materials)

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,...


70th Anniversary of the End of World War II: Lessons from History and New Vistas

... battle and to win. The aggressive actions of Japan, which occupied Manchuria in 1931 and unleashed large-scale hostilities against China in 1937, served as a preamble for World War II. The Soviet Union became the only state to provide real assistance to China. The USSR delivered modern warplanes, tanks, artillery systems, small arms, machine guns, communications and various types of military materiel to China. About 5,000 Soviet military experts, including a large group of pilots, were involved in combat operations....


Iron ore and steel. Strategic, volatile and primed for conflict

... open source statistics on the BRICS are reminiscent of the Glasnost days of Mikhail Gorbachev and the impending collapse of the USSR command economy. You can't be competitive producing, an award winning volume of, for example, porcelain dinner plates ... ... for Russian ore and steel, notably at the expense of producers in India. Meanwhile state and parastatal companies based in China and Hong Kong use clever methods to dominate world iron ore and crude steel production and their logistics. To assume that ...


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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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