Search: Iran,NATO,Syria (5 materials)

Middle East: Everyone for Himself

... are many players in the region that claim a leading role, primarily, Saudi Arabia and Iran, cooperation between which is seriously complicated by religious divergence. The... ... accept a role as second in command. For this reason, US plans to establish some form of NATO in the Middle East are doomed to failure. Eventually I don’t see any streamlined... ... security system in the Middle East. The main goal today is to end the conflict in Syria and embark on economic recovery there. Russia will not be able to do this single-handedly...


Russia and Turkey: Approaches to Regional Security in the Middle East

... nations had grown irrelevant [ 12 ]. Serious discussions began within NATO as to the future of nuclear warheads in Europe; these talks were largely related to the very sense of retaining the alliance now that the “communist adversary"was gone. NATO started looking for new “threats,"eventually identifying a number of Middle Eastern states, such as Iran, Syria and Iraq [ 13 ]. As Western rhetoric about the danger of the Iranian nuclear program and the need to “deter” Iran gained pace, many observers, including those in Turkey, began to believe that nuclear weapons were still of political and military ...


Turkey and the Containment of Iran in the Middle East

... American interests in the Middle East. However, the U.S. has also been clear that it would not seek direct confrontation with Tehran, relying instead on cooperation with other regional players. This renders it imperative to assess what role Turkey, a major NATO ally, is going to occupy in the future with regards to U.S. plans to limit Iranian expansion in the Middle East. Yulia Sveshnikova, Hamidreza Azizi: War of Interests for Peace in Syria Washington's concerns over rising Iranian influence following the nuclear deal were prompted by several trends. The primary issue was Iranian technological advancement that could likely improve the regime's strike and deterrence capabilities. A ...


Breaking the U.S.-Russia Impasse: Keeping the Door Open to Dialogue

... the EU and Russia? How will it impact the process of inter-ethnic reconciliation and stability in the Balkans? How is the global refugee crisis in general impacting the Balkan region? What should be done about the massive refugee crisis in general? Syria and Turkish-Saudi-Iranian Conflict When a Turkish F-16 pilot shot down a Russian fighter jet in late November 2015, it might have provoked war between NATO and Russia. But international diplomacy helped to defuse tensions, and Turkey and Russia have subsequently worked to improve relations — even if the incident negatively impacted NATO, Russian and Turkish relations. Turkish-Russian relations were ...


I Hate Trump, But He Was Right to Strike Assad Regime of Syria

... has also saddled it with more responsibility. Trump’s strike will certainly make Iran question the cost of its support of Assad along with helping to limit the expansion... ... government, and this not long after the disillusionment of the experience of Libya’s post-NATO-intervention problems (although I still would say that the intervention was successful... ... being prolonged, but more on that another time); no other major power had intervened in Syria and thus owned the conflict, to speak, and that was another solid argument Obama...


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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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