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Russian Key to the Mekong River

Russia’s role in unleashing the Mekong Knot can be multifaceted. The technical and economic assistance of Russia, such as in providing a unique technology for the drip irrigation of rice crops and personnel training, would be irreplaceable. Flowing ...


The Ten Aporias of Our Time. The Theory and Practice of Nuclear Deterrence

... assigned targets will not be destroyed”. I continued, “But do you realize that the launch of your missiles would mean you have failed in your primary duty— to deter aggression? Your missile strike will punish the aggressor, but it will not save Russia from the catastrophic consequences of a nuclear war?” The officer faltered for a moment, but then quickly found the right words, “Such matters are a task for politicians, we do what we have been trained to”. He gave an absolutely correct ...


What Does NATO Withdrawal from Afghanistan Mean for Regional Actors?

... creates significant hurdles for regional stability and a power vacuum in Central Asia. There are several players, both internal and external, who are seeking to fill the void left by the Americans and their allies. Pakistan, India, Iran, Turkey, China and Russia seem poised to play the next “ great game ” in the so-called “ graveyard of empires ”. Some of these states have a vested interest in the stability of Afghanistan to ensure regional security and foster economic interests as well as mitigate ...


Syria: Rules-Based International Order Creates Humanitarian Rule, Not Law?

... northwestern Syria – Idlib province. Control over the province is held by various anti-government and terrorist groups, principally Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, otherwise known as HTS (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, associated with al-Qaeda, banned in the Russian Federation). Humanitarian aid vs. sanctions Igor Matveev: Syrian Idlib: What’s Next? According to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, more than 70% of the population of northwestern Syria is in need of humanitarian assistance. These include ...


Ukraine’s Chance for Rational Behaviour

Vladimir Putin’s article attaches such great importance to the common historical experience of Russia and Ukraine because it is important for him personally Vladimir Putin’s article attaches such great importance to the common historical experience of Russia and Ukraine because it is important for him personally. But those who were just starting ...


20-year Cooperation Treaty between Iran and Russia: Bilateral Strategic Partnership or Disappointing Agreement

... agreed to review the 20-year cooperation agreement. The question is why such a contract has been concluded at the present time. Some critics believe that before concluding such an agreement with China and negotiating a 20-year contract extension with Russia, Iran was cooperating with these two countries in a balanced way, and it was logical that if a contract was needed, it should have been concluded for two or three years. However, the regional and international situation has become very difficult ...


Power without Soft Power: China’s Outreach to Central Asia

... Afghanistan, thus leaving Beijing in charge of security in the region, as Central Asian states do not have the financial and logistical means (e.g. GEOINT) to contain the spread of terrorism. The Chinese presence also avoids the need to ask for help from Russia, whose involvement is often perceived as a form of “post-Soviet colonialism.” In Central Asia, where resources—especially water—are scarce, coupled with a high birth-rate and a lack of economic and military means, Beijing’s presence is ...


The IX Moscow Conference on International Security

On 22–24 June, 2021, the IX Moscow Conference on International Security was held in Moscow, Russia. High-level delegations from more than eighty countries attended it. The agenda of the conference included the most urgent problems and trends in the field on international military policy, the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact, security cooperation,...


Experts from Russia, India and Sri Lanka to Discuss Marine and Fresh Water Resources Management

... place on July 30, 2021, at 14.00 (Moscow time) via Zoom. The working language is English Today, when the impact of environmental problems and climate change is felt in most regions of the world, the green issues have climbed up the global agenda. Russia has followed the “green trend” as well, with Vladimir Putin taking part in the Leaders’ Summit on Climate 2021 and sustainable development goals finding their place in his annual Federal Assembly address and the new National Security Strategy ...


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    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  
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