Search: NATO,Middle East (13 materials)

 

Annergret Kramp-Karrenbauer and her revolutionary foreign policy objectives for Germany

... ceding a strategically vital country to Russia and Iran. Moreover, Trump’s one-sided termination of JCPOA and annihilation of INF treaty without confirmation of the other members of NATO has put the NATO on the brink of a nuclear arms race in the Middle East and Europe. It is obvious that NATO can no longer secure the essential security interests of its member states due to diverging interests of its members. Once AKK said if NATO cannot protect the essential security interests of its members, then German must assume more responsibilities ...

04.12.2019

Russia’s Comeback Isn’t Stopping With Syria

... order was complete. The takeover of Crimea and support for separatism in Donbass did not presage a policy of reconquering Eastern Europe, as many in the West feared, but it clearly set Ukraine and other former Soviet republics off limits to any future NATO enlargement. The security buffer was back. If the use of force in Ukraine, from the Kremlin’s standpoint, was essentially defensive, Russia’s intervention in Syria in 2015 was a risky gambit to decide geopolitical outcomes in the Middle East — a famously treacherous area for outsiders vacated by the Soviet Union at the time of the Persian Gulf war of 1991. Since then, the results of the military operation and diplomatic maneuvering have not only confounded early critics but ...

19.11.2019

The Efficiency of German Contribution in the Afghan Peace Process

... flourish, women rights to thrive and the economic prosperity to boom. Germany enjoys full-scale leverage in the entire region and beyond, because Germany stationed the second largest troops in Afghanistan, the country is one of the main initiator of the NATO Resolute Support Mission for Afghanistan and it is one of the top 10 contributors to the reconstruction process and humanitarian assistance in the country. Germany has very good diplomatic relations with almost all of the surrounding countries of ...

11.11.2019

The End of Multilateral Diplomacy?

... mouthpiece of the media, are deliberately declared “strategic challenges” or “systemic rivals” and, therefore, whose interests are not countable. Contrary to the objective interests of maintaining peace and stability on the European continent, NATO and its individual member countries, under the far-fetched pretext of “threatening from the East”, is intensifying militarization of the regions bordering Russia. The logistical and infrastructural capabilities of countries outside the alliance ...

24.05.2019

Middle East: Everyone for Himself

... it. Moreover, Turkey is even helping Saudi Arabia train its armed forces. However, for now it is hard to imagine an alliance in which one of these countries would 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 collective 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 ...

27.02.2019

The United States, Russia, and Europe in 2018

... bringing the conventional arms control framework up to date and revisiting the Helsinki Final Act, such that these can be truly useful to all parties. At a minimum, it would be necessary to define what the “substantial” combat forces mentioned in the NATO-Russia Founding Act look like. Moreover, new weapons and military technologies must be integrated and geographical constraints on basing, including questions of reinforcement, must be part of the conversation. It is possible to envisage how the combination ...

12.11.2018

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

... the ability of regional actors to ensure not just their own national security, but also the security of the region as a whole. A format similar to what U.S. President Donald Trump proposed following his visit to Saudi Arabia in spring 2017- the so-called Middle Eastern NATO as it was dubbed by journalists- has no chance of success in the region in the 21st century [ 47 ]. Such an institution would substitute the strategic aspirations of regional countries with the narrow agenda pursued by a handful of regional powers ...

15.10.2018

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 ...

27.02.2018

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

... and Afghanistan, as well as Kashmir? How will the entry of the Islamic State into Afghanistan impact the ongoing war between NATO and the Taliban? The U.S. refused to participate in the third round of a conference on Afghanistan that involved 11 regional ... ... position? What will be the impact on major and regional powers of the spread of terrorist activities throughout the ‘wider Middle East’, with periodic attacks in countries throughout much of the world? How should the Coalition against the Islamic ...

28.06.2017

Countering the threats from the Middle East

... and reinforce the case made in our previous Position Paper regarding the need to work on a Memorandum of Understanding between NATO and the Russian Federation on the Rules of Behaviour for the Safety of Air and Maritime Encounters. [ 4 ] Finally, we believe ... ... Re-focus on fighting ISIS and preventing its re-emergence We deplore the savagery of ISIS in Syria, Iraq and in other parts of the Middle East, and also note that our own citizens have been the target of ISIS-linked terrorist attacks, including the ones in ...

04.05.2016
 

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    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
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    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
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     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
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