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Brinkmanship for useful idiots

... “leader of the evil empire.” Social media losing credibility as diplomatic tool According to the Guardian, U.S. president Barack Obama “lambasted” Putin. But it was make-believe. This was not a televised debate or an “on the sidelines” ... ... leader with a genetic history of mental illness. If one is to believe CBS, the leaked study claims that all decisions made by Vladimir Putin reflect the need for “extreme control” because the Kremlin leader suffers from a controversial behavioral ...


"Hillary Is the Worst Option": How Moscow Sees American Politics

Everyone in Moscow tells you that if you want to understand Russia's foreign policy and its view of its place the world, the person you need to talk to is Fyodor Lukyanov. Lukyanov is the chair of Russia's Council on Foreign and Defense Policy, as well as the editor-in-chief of the journal Russia in Global Affairs, which are something like the Russian equivalents of America's Council on Foreign Relations and Foreign Affairs — though the Russian versions are considered much closer to the state...


The ISIS Crisis and the faiblesse of global governance

... the new world order. Hours before the Obama speech former Bush-era Pentagon strongman Dick Cheney spoke to the American Enterprise Institute and said he hoped that the U.S. leader would call for more defense spending. In Moscow, Russian president Vladimir Putin has been saying that for a long time. Asking the American people to spend more to roll back ISIS, Barack Obama, whose leadership predictives have been tagged as meek for some time, showed the world he knows how to act as if he is a leader. How will Russia and Syria, hardly in alignment with the global governance crowd, respond?.


Obama's "Scare Force" Targets BRICS

... dialogue. The image credit is Brinkmanship turns into economic warfare Until early this year, diplomatic interactions between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry showed the willingness of presidents Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama to dialogue too. But complications involving anti-Assad Islamists supported by U.S. interests, taking part in the fighting in Syria, and Russian allegations that Chechen and Azeri extremists have been involved with the military components ...


The U.S. and the Asia-Pacific Region, Russia and China: What Does the Future Hold for Us?

RIAC Experts comment President Obama has completed his Asian tour and President Putin has visited China. What conclusions can be drawn from the results of these events? Below are comments by Gleb Ivashentsov, Deputy Director of the Russian Centre for APEC Studies; Dmitry Mosyakov, Head of the Centre for the Study of South East Asia, Australia and Oceania at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences; Vladimir Petrovsky, Public Relations Secretary at the Institute for...


Predicting critical events, an institutional challenge.

... "miscalculations". Bandar had sealed his fate last year during his secret visit outside Moscow with Russian president Vladimir Putin. He bragged that Riyadh controlled Chechen extremists in Russia, and that he would unleash them on the 2014 Sochi ... ... for the Assad regime in Syria. Haaretz and Al Monitor reported that as far back as 2011, while Hillary Clinton was president Barack Obama’s secretary of state, Kochavi met with senior White House officials and others to discuss the Syria situation ...


Containment's Last Hurrah

... Former U.S. secretary of state Henry Kissinger has urged the international community not to assign blame to Russian president Vladimir Putin and recommends that more negotiations over the future of Ukraine are required to achieve a tenable solution. ... ... at Sebastopol, a pro-Russian region of Crimea. When acting Ukraine prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk met with U.S. president Barack Obama at the White House on March 12th it again became evident to the Kremlin that the interim leader was open to having ...


Future of Assad and Arab Socialist Ba’ath Party In Limbo As Syria Sitzkrieg Plays Out

... spoke to FSA leader General Salam Idris, who is currently based near they Syrian border in Turkey, to assure him that Washington launching an attack on Assad controlled Syria is very much an option. Then too, there are no indications that president Vladimir Putin has backed off from his “yes we will” commitment to support Syria if the nation is attacked. Meanwhile the two factions, both with a strong complement of cadre from other Islamic nations rumbles toward their third year of civil ...


Turning the Page in Russian-American Relations

Cold War stereotypes prevent the building of a new system of international links On August 9, Russian foreign and defense ministers met their U.S. counterparts in Washington the day after President Obama had cancelled his September visit to Russia. American hawks were triumphant, as were Moscow’s hawks and some like-minded figures in Europe – all rubbing their hands over yet another slip up in the Russia-U.S. relationship. Cold War stereotypes are proving really hard to kill - poisoning...


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    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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