Search: USSR,China,Russia (7 materials)

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

... 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... ... providing the services of icebreakers. The vector set by Gorbachev remained central to Russian policy in the region for a quarter of a century. In the mid-2000s, the prospects... ... 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...


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

... both of them. While they may not be able to compromise bilaterally, they may reach consensus with help from a third party. Again, as a ‘face’ issue, neither country will accept a third party as a binding ‘arbitrator’, but as a friend to both China and India, Russia may have a role to play in bringing the two Asian giants together. The USSR was neutral ground for India and Pakistan at talks in Tashkent, at the end of their 1965 war, back when India was weak and still recovering from British occupation. Now, Russia can be neutral ground for Sino-Indian discussions. Neutral ground is ...


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

... imperialism would not dare renege on its commitments and become openly warlike. The illogic was that basing itself on this assumption, Russia went on to cut back on its own strength and abandon the policies that had led to the favorable shift in the world correlation ... ... to have been proven correct, in the main, or more correct than the 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 ...


Endgame of the Long Cold War

... the camp of the aggressors, by subtracting from it. There is yet another, earlier, grand strategic concept which arose in the USSR and is well known, which also remains salient in the present context but has to be integrated with the two above mentioned ... ... March 1923, which said that in the final analysis the outcome of events on a world scale will be determined by the fact that Russia, India, China etc. contain the overwhelming majority of the world’s population. This is of course the root of the Primakovian ‘RIC’ ...


Hooray for Hollywood!

As combat aircraft from Russia and the United States shadow each other over Syrian airspace, director Steven Spielberg has created an Oscar-quality film ... ... 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 ...


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

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s article for Rossiyskaya Gazeta and Renmin ... ... of the end of World War II. This anniversary has special significance for Russia and China. Our countries fought Nazism and Japanese militarism together, they bore the brunt... ... 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...


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 ... ... units. This is the situation with bulk iron ore and simple steel production. Devaluation of the ruble is increasing demand 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  
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