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BRICS and Washington's social pivot to India

On the eve of prime minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Washington, the Obama administration and friendly media have positioned the new Indian leader as a leader who is open to reforming big government and implementing free market policies. But critics of Modi say that the much heralded economic performance of his Gurajat state, based on Gross Domestic Product (GDP), is merely at parity with half a dozen other key industrialized states in India and the rest is social media hype. Gurajat is a...

02.10.2014

The ISIS Crisis and the faiblesse of global governance

... Internet) is hosting servers for ISIS? http://freebeacon.com/national-security/russian-website-hosts-terror-propaganda/ Having already spent upwards of $3 trillion to “democratize” the Middle East, Washington is spending again, and president Barack Obama has just made a rather lackluster speech to build popular support for an unpopular war that is trending toward becoming popular, which means congressional support for more defense spending. Nobody can even agree on the name of the group ...

11.09.2014

Obama's "Scare Force" Targets BRICS

... credit is rferl.org 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 ...

11.08.2014

Midterm Elections in the U.S.: Tired of Obama

Should the Republicans grab Congress at the approaching November 4 elections, the incumbent administration would effectively come to an end, with Barack Obama becoming a lame duck for the two remaining years of his term. No Exceptions The U.S. midterm elections are known to frequently oust the president's party from Congress, as what happened in 2010 when the Democrats lost control over Congress ...

10.06.2014

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...

26.05.2014

Predicting critical events, an institutional challenge.

... Chechen extremists in Russia, and that he would unleash them on the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics unless Putin ended his support 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 and, among other issues, Iran’s nuclear program. During these meetings, the reporting indicates that Kochavi announced ...

22.05.2014

Containment's Last Hurrah

... During the 1960s Bagley headed up CIA operations involving the Soviet Union and its intelligence apparat. Variants of George Kennan’s containment policy helped define the rules of Cold War engagement on both sides. In February U.S. president Barack Obama named a new undersecretary of state for public diplomacy Richard Stengel, a former managing editor of Time magazine. Since that time, the tenor of U.S. public diplomacy, wittingly, or unwittingly, has taken on a Cold War tone in an effort ...

27.04.2014

Domestic Political Logic in US Foreign Policy

... political decisions often become hostages to the internal political situation. Why did President Obama have to sign the Magnitsky Act? If he had not, this document would have been perceived simply as a shot coming from US congressmen. However, President Barack Obama has a vast and important social programme that he would not be able to implement without the support of Congress, controlled largely by Republicans and with whom the Democratic president finds it difficult to negotiate. It may be easier to ...

19.12.2013

Syria: chemical weapons, birds and football

In recent days, the official U.S. position on the situation in Syria has experienced certain transformation. As we know, Russia called for putting Syrian chemical weapons storages under international control which must ultimately lead to its destruction. It is worth noting that the Moscow's proposal hit the bull's eye and was more than likely the only possible solution in this situation. Indeed, our position has not only marked a "wind of change" in our authorities'...

17.09.2013

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

Successful talks between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry provide an opening for broader discussions. But these measures do not include mediating and checking the ongoing efforts of feuding regional powers Qatar and Saudi Arabia, whose big money and disruptive tactics have joined with western interests to advance a parallel government and army in Syria. Earlier this year, U.N.-Arab League envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, who was part of the negotiations...

15.09.2013
 

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