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The United States, Russia, and Europe in 2018

... than finding answers, demonstrating just how underdeveloped this difficult topic remains. To conclude, the RIAC-CSIS convened expert group identified concrete recommendations for further study and for government action in the contexts of the Ukraine crisis and European security more broadly. They discussed possible ways forward in Syria but the experts around the table in Washington were not optimistic that they would be pursued. Participants were divided over possible mutual or unilateral limits on interference ...


The Time to Hesitate is Through

... reacting, by attacking Turkey, which is a NATO member, thus enabling Turkey to invoke Article 5, which would have committed NATO into defending Turkey and, thus, stoking a dangerous and possible WW111 scenario? The civil war in Syria – against Isis, is a complicated affair, of literally of biblical proportions: with many interested countries and tribal clans in the region: all, of whom, are vying for some sort of regional control and, ultimately, the control of the many oilfields. So, what ...


Terror in Paris: Time to Think, & Sit Down, Shutup to the Ideologues

... importantly, European leaders are going to have to manage a public outcry. Even before these attacks in Paris tonight, many parts of Europe have been experiencing a massive rightward lurch politically, in both elections and in public sentiment, driven in large ... ... the EU is fighting to stay together, whether with the UK or Greece, and when the whole continent is facing a massive refugee crisis; this attack presents new challenges to the EU at a time when it is more fragile than it has been for some time. While it ...


The Flat World and Black Swans

... written by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, was published on 17th April, 2007. In his book, he wrote extensively about the risk management methods used by the finance industry and warned about financial crises, subsequently profiting from the late-2000s financial crisis. He also advocated hard for what he calls a "black swan robust" society, meaning a society that can withstand difficult-to-predict events. He also warned of the pseudo-stability in Syria, “Dictatorships that do not appear volatile,...


“Shields up – Red Alert!” The Wall’s in Europe are suddenly going back up

... a result. Good for the EU consumer? Yes. Bad for the EU’s producers? Also, yes. The EU’s farmers are facing mass bankruptcies and are going on the march, with loud demonstrations against their EU leaders, in many towns and cities, across Europe. The Greek financial crisis puts the Euro into a tailspin Secondly, the Greek Euro crisis suddenly blew up, yet once again, earlier this year big time; with the real threat of Greece defaulting on its labyrinth of loans, to the EU and the IMF. The Greeks have been forced into ...


Charlie Hebdo: Take a Side

... everybody's eyes. France itself can count two copycat car attacks on its territory, whose authors were Islamic extremists, but the authorities quickly minimized the importance of those events. Moreover, Europe has been the theater of a long list of pro-ISIS parades. Many participants were long date Europe's residents. But instead of taking a hard stance against those, the European governments rushed to stress profusely that Islam is a religion of peace. It is unclear why condemning the supporters of terrorism would have anything to do with ...


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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  
     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  
     21 (19%)
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