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Goodbye, U.S. Foreign Policy

... position is on its rise. If one looks at U.S. bilateral relations with other countries, the overall picture seems the same. The United States is very inconsistent in its policies towards North Korea, the Middle East (predominantly Syria, Turkey and Iran), China, Venezuela, and Ukraine. And this inconsistency doesn’t seem to be a part of a grand strategy defined within the laws of “realpolitik”, where actions change and fluctuate in accordance with the situation at hand, but more a proof of cluelessness about how to act ...


Will Russia Return to Europe?

... unchanging over time. The more Western-oriented discourses in Russia would have some believe that Russia could simply return to the European world and order that existed 15, 20 or even 30 years ago. In that European order, there was no conflict over Ukraine, no sharp Eurozone crisis, no migration crisis on the present scale, no Brexit, and no rise of right-wing populism. That world order had no transatlantic fault or split, no comparable economic dominance by China, no return to international protectionism, and no Arab Spring with its tragic consequences. Bref , that European order had none of that which today determines the priorities of the EU. The vulnerability of the liberal narrative in respect of the ...


The “Russian Card” in the International Game

... way to knock the “Russian card” out of the hands of political profiteers is to implement a well-balanced, long-term and consistent strategy of Russia’s relations with a specific state or groups of states. The most instructive case is Russia–China relations. There have been and there will be many attempts to sow doubts or mutual suspicions, to resurrect old grievances and contradictions, but they all come to naught because of a solid edifice of bilateral relations that has been consistently ...


How China and India Can Keep the Peace in Ukraine

... (not Crimea), the US, politically unpredictable and preoccupied by any Russian connection to the 2016 presidential election, is unlikely to be able to deliver any meaningful sanctions relief for the foreseeable future. Back to Asia, and perhaps with China now clearly in the lead. A critical, underappreciated part of any global deal to stop the fighting in, and more generally to stabilise, southeastern Ukraine, and indeed Ukraine as a whole, must be a very large economic package that seeks, first, to rebuild the territories of southeastern Ukraine ravaged by war; and second, to resuscitate the near-bankrupt overall Ukrainian economy, including by reformatting ...


Breaking the U.S.-Russia Impasse: Keeping the Door Open to Dialogue

... systems obsolete? But if Missile Defenses do prove to be effective, at least against some missile systems, is it possible to develop some form of dual key Missile Defense system against third party threats? How can the U.S. best reassure Russia and China that the US deployment of MD systems is not aimed a developing a first strike capability? Russia–Crimea–Eastern Ukraine In June 2017, just after the U.S. re-imposed sanctions on Moscow, the U.S. State Department insisted that the new sanctions measures were intended to reinforce existing sanctions and that they were “ designed to counter attempts to circumvent ...


Six Key Trends in Russian Foreign Policy, as Seen by the West

... to find a way to turn German leadership to its favor, thereby blunting any future U.S. policy of containment and more active pressure. Russia will seek to ameliorate Germany, and repair that relationship. The way back into German graces lies through Ukraine, hence Russia has worked hard over the summer to restore its credibility in seeing the Minsk-2 ceasefire agreement implemented. #5: The China factor Russia's relationship with China will ironically mirror its previous interaction with the West, cycles of engagement and disappointment. On the one hand, there is far more substance and economic basis for cooperation there; on the other, ...


Why Should We Talk About the National Interest?

... self-development at the expense of foreign policy ambitions. Today, international objectives are coming to the forefront. So, forecasting China's national interests as far as 15-20 years from now is hardly plausible. The PRC is working hard to build up its international ... ... the use of not just standard economic and military tools but also information assets. Both the outbreak and deepening of the Ukraine crisis are absolutely contrary to Russia's interests. Could you predict the outcome of the Ukraine crisis? Is there a ...


Russia: Pivoting to Asia or Just to China?

... as regards the Mistral ships which France is building for the Russian Navy. It may well be that that order will be canceled. Ukraine, faced with the prospect of losing the special gas price granted by President Vladimir Putin to Viktor Yanukovych, will ... ... strategic environment in the West is fast deteriorating. One obvious way to respond to this is to reach out to Asia and the Pacific. China, of course, will not follow Western sanctions: it is more likely to exploit them for its own benefit. Gazprom, which has ...


Chinese Observers Commenting on Russian Policies during the Ukrainian Crisis

... any regime change that occurs through violence since China itself faces the issue of separatism. If Crimea announces its independence through a referendum, China is unlikely to recognize and support it. And although Russia is a strategic partner of China, Ukraine is also its strategic partner, and Russia therefore cannot count on Chinese support over the issue of a referendum on the independence of Crimea.<…> The complete text of Dr. Zhang Hong’s commentary was published by the influential ...


Ukrainian NITKA: Grasp ALL, Lose All

... arresting gear and homer system optics remained intact. It took years to scrap the ship, layer by layer. Some reports say that dismantling the Melbourne was only completed in 2002, when China had already received the aircraft carrier Varyag , bought in Ukraine. As a result, China has found the opportunity to familiarize itself with a real-life, albeit decommissioned, carrier combined with the years it had to examine NITKA and its equipment, extremely helpful as it builds its own infrastructure for sea-based aviation and ...


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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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