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A Russian Perspective on the Food Crisis

... its operations. Since March, the Russian Navy has been organizing daily humanitarian corridors from the territorial waters of Ukraine to the Bosporus Strait. The detailed coordinates have been made public. We are grateful to our Turkish partners for their ... ... agricultural products. We are aware of the importance of our wheat for the nations of Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East . In the current agricultural year, our exports will amount to 37 million tons of grain, next year we plan to increase ...


No Matter How Ukrainian Crisis Ends, China’s Arms Giants are Always Winners?

... mainly infrastructure and connectivity projects in Middle East, Beijing has taken note of the lucrative defense markets of the Middle East. The developing geopolitics in the region, and also uncertain policies on the part of the United States, seem to have ... ....4%. SIPRI reported that 81% of China’s most recent imports came from Russia, while 9.1% emanated from France and 5.9% from Ukraine. SIPRI has noted that Chinese arms imports remained stable between 2012-16 and 2017-2021, and mainly came from Russia ...


The Shaikh Group High-Level Meeting on the Impact of Ukrainian Crisis on the Middle East Region

... regions of the Middle East and North Africa took place. Experts from Russia, the USA, a number of European countries, China, and India took part in the discussion. The discussion focused on the impact of Russia’s military operation on the territory of Ukraine on the economic and political dynamics of the Middle East region, including global prices for hydrocarbons, food imports by the countries of the region, mediation attempts by Turkey and Israel, the fate of the multilateral nuclear deal with Iran, the future of the conflict in Syria, etc.. Russian ...


Sanctions Against Russia: A Look Into 2020

... sanctions can cause grave problems for individual companies and projects. The risk of new sanctions stems from a series of political factors: the Ukrainian crisis and conflict in Donbass, the U.S. elections and the alleged meddling, the developments in the Middle East, etc. — Regarding Ukraine, the crisis has noticeably stabilized. However, we should not expect any significant breakthroughs in terms of compliance with the Minsk Agreements in the coming year. The stabilization of the situation in Donbass significantly decreases the risk ...


Russia’s Comeback Isn’t Stopping With Syria

... one. After the downfall of the Soviet Union, the country was written off as a regional power, a filling station masquerading as a state. Five years later, however, Russia is still resilient, despite the Western sanctions imposed over its actions in Ukraine. It has effectively won, militarily, in Syria: Today it is a power broker in that country; the victory has raised its prestige in the Middle East and provided material support for Moscow’s claims to be a great power again. Those who experience this moment with some discomfort should get used to it: Russia is not a superpower, but it is back as an important independent player. And ...


Key Challenges in U.S.-Russian Relations: Are Collaborative Approaches Possible?

... Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) has brought together a distinguished group of U.S. and Russian experts to address prospects for cooperation in three areas that play an outsized role in U.S.-Russia relations: European security, the conflict in Ukraine, and the Middle East. Each paper in this series is co-authored by an American and a Russian expert. We asked each author pair to think creatively about ways in which Washington and Moscow could work together to address the risks that each issue poses to regional ...


The United States, Russia, and Europe in 2018

... experts met at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington. Their meeting, convened by CSIS and the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), aimed to discuss four topics central to U.S.-Russian relations: the conflict in Ukraine, the future of the European security order, the war in Syria, and the question of interference in other states’ political processes. The attendees participated not as representatives of their countries or governments but rather as experts working ...


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

... demands on Serbia in July 1914 not to support terrorist groups such as the Black Hand of that epoch. Could conflicts in the wider Middle East ,’ much like conflicts in the Balkans prior to World War I, similarly draw in regional and major powers — and ... ... perceived Russian interference in the U.S. presidential elections and in part due to lack of progress on the ongoing conflict in Ukraine — will it eventually prove possible for the U.S., Europeans and Russia to wind down trade and other sanctions that generally ...


Jiri Valenta: Deal-maker Trump Will Likely Choose Persuasion

... Swiss-Austrian-type armed neutrality and US defensive arms. Trump was poorly advised to remove these arms from the GOP platform. Because Ukraine will never seek NATO membership, the arms will be used for strictly defensive purposes. Andrey Kortunov: Should we be ... ... president-elect will still be dealing with those bound by the traditional Cold War view that Moscow must be kept out of the Middle East and that containment of the Russian bear is preferable to persuasion. In my view, deal-maker Trump will likely choose ...


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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  
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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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