Search: Middle East,West,USA,Syria,Russia (3 materials)

The Three Phases of Jihadism

... expand by recruiting brothers, training them in the Middle East or Pakistan, and sending them back to Europe ... ... which was pre-millenarian. By the same token, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi independently developed a form of jihad ... ... sectarian. He was far more focused on killing Shias than westerners, targeting the heretics before the real ... ... With this support, they established a network in Syria and Iraq which eventually became the Caliphate.... ... boots on the ground: the 2015 JCPOA agreement allowed Russia to increase presence in Syria and send forces ...

08.05.2019

Russia vs the West: A War Scenario and a New Logic of Confrontation

How can Moscow respond to a possible US strike on Syria? The aggravation of rivalry between Russia and the West in the past few months is raising the urgent question of a possible further escalation of tensions and its forms and consequences.... ... sanctions but Brussels carefully avoided any escalation of sanctions for “promoting propaganda and undermining democracy,” an accusation that is hard to verify but easy to turn into a conflict-prone and provocative form. We might dislike Robert Mueller’s ...

11.04.2018

2016 – Contours of the New Reality

... clear in 2014, which was marked by the abrupt transformation of Russia’s relations with the outside world. This was also ... ... The era of security is a thing of the past for Europe and the West as a whole. The twenty years since the end of the Cold War ... ... but have neither the time nor enough self-restraint for this. In Syria, Russia and the United States found themselves on the brink ... ... cleared the air. The West has to take Russia into account in the Middle East, but will not become its strategic ally or even a partner ...

11.01.2017

Poll conducted

  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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