Search: International security,China (25 materials)


The Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Aden

... the navies of any regional powers already involved in a confrontation. It is also difficult, given the situation, to imagine that the navies of Iran and Saudi Arabia could interact effectively. Ivan Timofeev: Tanker Incidents: Who Blinks First? India, China, and Russia could offer their patrolling services, since both India and China are critically dependent on the energy sources transported through the Strait, and Russia could carry out such work thanks to the special role that Moscow plays in the ...


The Global Hypersonic Race

... Earth’s orbit. In light of the above, the emergence of hypersonic weapons will introduce a number of destabilizing factors for international security. First, countries possessing such weapons will have an asymmetric advantage over other developing countries.... ... global strike technologies. The current leaders of hypersonic weapons research are, in addition to Russia, the United States and China. China Andrey Kortunov: Is There Life After Arms Control Death? Despite its ambitious statements, China has not yet rolled ...


Escape from Responsibility: the U.S. Is Looking for a Way Out of Afghanistan

... approach . The international dimension of the conflict In the context of ongoing negotiations between the Taliban and the United States, the vigilance of all parties involved in the Afghan conflict is growing. The attitude to the situation of Russia and China is particularly important. In a climate of the armed conflict between India and Pakistan, the effectiveness of the SCO is questioned. China remains committed to providing resources for the state reconstruction, as it was agreed between all parties ...


How Does Canberra Implement Its Role as a Regional Power with Global Interests

... think that we will see continued strong international cooperation and properly functioning global governance on key concerns. Despite the current deterioration in relations between the United States and Russia, and tensions between the United States and China, global cooperation on international security remains important, whether that be on counter terrorism, regulating nuclear, chemical and other weapons of mass destruction, or engaging sensibly on cyber security or security in space. Clearly there will need to be plenty of focus ...


BRICS Should Avoid Becoming an anti-US Group

... evoking progress. And every bit of the five countries are contributing to it in their own way. Of course, BRICS is not immune to the shifts in the balance of power. For example, what was the US–Russia, you know, competitive hegemony is now the US–China competitive hegemony. Still, Russia remains a very important strategic player. In fact, Russia has become a swing player. Essentially Russian goals determine the balance of powers, placing Russia in a very privileged position vis-à-vis BRICS. Also ...


Munich Security Report 2019: Who Is to Blame and What to Do?

The conclusion is clear: to preserve the liberal world order by all means, to rationalize United States policy, and to isolate Russia and China or make them return to their usual roles. But a return of the old order of post-bipolar times is unlikely Andrey Kortunov: Why the World is Not Becoming Multipolar The organizers of the Munich Security Conference have released their annual report ...


US Blunders Have Made Russia the Global Trade Pivot

... noted during the first half of 2018 vis-à-vis 87 throughout 2017. The 2018 tally included 32 cases in Southeast Asian waters and 48 along African shores — representing 75% of the total. To put this figure into perspective, Asian behemoths India and China — despite their vast shorelines — recorded only 2 cases of piracy each during the study period. Russia had none. In terms of hostages taken, the IMB tally read 102 in H1 2018 vs 63 in H1 2017. Piracy adds to shipping and retail costs worldwide ...


International and Social Impacts of Artificial Intelligence Technologies

Working Paper No. 44 / 2018 The Working Paper focuses on possible impacts of related technologies, such as machine learning and autonomous vehicles, on international relations and society. The authors also examine the ethical and legal aspects of the use of AI technologies. The present Working Paper of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) includes analytical materials prepared by experts in the field of artificial intelligence, machine learning and autonomous system, as well as by lawyers...


Intermediate-Range Challenges

... missile defence system may be turned from a defensive weapon (against Iran) into an offensive one (against Russia). Other Nuclear Powers and the Future of the INF Treaty Other official nuclear powers could play a positive role in the current crisis. China is a very important component of the equation: on the one hand, it is has the largest number of missile systems, both nuclear and conventional, which may be covered by the INF Treaty definitions; the United States estimates that up to 95 per cent ...


U.S. Withdrawal From the INF Treaty and the End of the Bilateral Era

... Agreement By withdrawing from the INF treaty, the U.S. is giving itself free rein not only in Europe but also in Asia. Beijing is likely to feel the impact of the U.S’s decision. Sooner or later, the Pentagon may start expanding its arsenal for deterring China to ensure that it maintains “escalation dominance.” Intermediate-range systems could play a significant role toward this end if U.S. allies in the region agree to host them. Global security will also lose out. The nuclear nonproliferation regime,...


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  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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