... discontent over U.S. 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 ...
... reduce political-military tensions in both the Baltic and the Black Sea regions?
What is the best means to advance the social, economic and political development of eastern Ukraine and Crimea?
What should be done about refugee crisis from eastern Ukraine to Russia and from Syria and other countries to the European Union countries? How should Russia and the European Union respond?
Impact of rise of China
China is the elephant in the room, or as Mao might say, the monkey watching two tigers fight. Is Beijing benefiting from U.S.-European-Russian rivalries?
How does Moscow see the rise of China as a political-economic and military power? Is a Russia-China ...
... succinct assessment of the latest trends in Russian foreign policy
. Indeed, after the annexation of Crimea, the conflict in Ukraine, a downward spiral of sanctions, and Russia's latest intervention in Syria, it is no simple task to identify clear patterns of behavior.
One challenge is separating the old from the truly new, and ... ... 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 ...