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New U.S. Cybersecurity Strategies

... ICT, forced the George W. Bush administration to reassess the task of securing critical infrastructure facilities. The required an integrated approach, which duly emerged with the publication of the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace . President Barack Obama announced cybersecurity as one of the most important tasks facing the U.S. government. Another task was to develop the new opportunities afforded by cyberspace and harness them for the purposes of serving national interests. The Cyber Space ...

19.11.2018

Afghanistan from Obama to Trump

... Sept. 11, 2001, attacks from being an ally in the fight against terrorism to a haven in which Osama bin Laden hid out until he was killed in 2011. The president heaped contempt on his predecessor’s strategy, promising that he would avoid President Barack Obama’s mistakes. But in substance, Trump’s strategy was not all that different from Obama’s, relying on a mix of conventional military force and diplomatic pressure on Pakistan. However officials conceded that there is to be no major change ...

31.05.2018

The US Deep State And The Democrats Are The Problem, Not The Solution

... is the Deep State that limits Donald Trump’s most exotic and potentially most dangerous foreign policy oddities. Second, it’s time to change the attitude toward the Democratic Party leadership. For some reason (probably because of inertia) the Barack Obama administration is constantly remembered in Russia in the worst possible way, with the two latest presidents constantly juxtaposed. How is Obama bad, and Trump is good? The stubborn facts show otherwise. For example, Obama pursued a consistent ...

07.02.2018

The Emerging Trump Doctrine of Strategic Savvy

... host of areas. President Bush deserves enormous credit for supporting the deployment of additional forces and for backing Petraeus and Crocker. In late 2011, after some three years of further progress and additional reductions in violence, President Barack Obama decided to withdraw the remaining US combat forces and the last four-star US commander, leaving only a modest training mission.  He reportedly was concerned that there would not be an Iraqi parliament-approved Status of Forces Agreement....

23.06.2017

Financing climate change... an air-conditioned nightmare

... voluntary goals of reducing carbon emissions the result of which, some experts say will, ostensibly, save the planet for future generations. But we no longer live in the economic and geopolitical reality that existed two years ago, when then-president Barack Obama said his administration's support for the voluntary accord makes the United States “the world leader in fighting climate change.” The annualized price for a barrel of OPEC crude had just lost nearly half its value, tumbling from $96.29 ...

05.06.2017

The Sino-US relations – Recalibration or Repetition?

“The Chinese grab for fossil fuels or its military competition for naval control is not a challenge but rather a boost for the US Asia-Pacific –even an overall– posture. Calibrating the contraction of its overseas projection and commitments – some would call it managing the decline of an empire – the US does not fail to note that nowadays half of the world’s merchant tonnage passes through the South China Sea. Therefore, the US will exploit any regional territorial...

18.11.2016

Is Donald Trump the unavowed heir to Barack Obama?

... coming to power in the United States, the likelihood of a paradigm shift in foreign policy remains low. Judging by the declared conceptual objectives of his foreign policy, it is Donald Trump and not Hillary Clinton who will serve as the true heir to Barack Obama. In this regard, the experience gained by the 44th president of the United States is illustrative when forecasting the prospects of whether Trump will fulfil the promises he made in his election campaign. During the election campaign in the ...

15.11.2016

Crowdfunding with the enemy

... minister Dmitry Ledbedev said he feels Western Europe and NATO are conducting relations with Russia, treating Moscow as if everyone was living through a new Cold War. In a recent telephone conversation with Russian president Vladimir Putin, US president Barack Obama positioned himself as the moral conscience of the West, asking Russia to stop bombing moderate Syrian rebels who are backed by Washington. As that drama plays out, Washington's NATO ally, Turkey, continues to shell the pro-Assad ...

16.02.2016

The smog of war

President Barack Obama, seeking to shape his legacy, said that COP 21 makes the United States, which did not ratify the earlier Kyoto Protocol, “the world leader in fighting climate change.” But Obama will not be around to lead the COP 21 fight, which ...

23.01.2016

Nobel as a Barometer

... desperation. It was awarded to Martti Ahtisaari for his Kosovo settlement plan, which not only failed to be implemented, but also led to the unlawful independence of Kosovo. This, in turn, provoked the Georgian-Ossetian conflict. The peace prizes awarded to Barack Obama in 2009, Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo in 2010 and the European Union in 2012 were an attempt to influence the policies pursued by the main world players. While recognizing the role of major states, the Nobel Committee sought to encourage ...

17.12.2015
 

Poll conducted

  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
    Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region  
     4 (4%)
    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
     2 (2%)
 
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