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The US Deep State And The Democrats Are The Problem, Not The Solution

... is the Deep State that limits Donald Trump’s most exotic and potentially most dangerous foreign policy oddities. Second, it’s time to change the attitude toward the Democratic Party leadership. For some reason (probably because of inertia) the Barack Obama administration is constantly remembered in Russia in the worst possible way, with the two latest presidents constantly juxtaposed. How is Obama bad, and Trump is good? The stubborn facts show otherwise. For example, Obama pursued a consistent policy of rapprochement with Iran, and Trump returned ...


Crowdfunding with the enemy

... the same audience in Munich, Russian prime minister Dmitry Ledbedev said he feels Western Europe and NATO are conducting relations with Russia, treating Moscow as if everyone was living through a new Cold War. In a recent telephone conversation with Russian president Vladimir Putin, US president Barack Obama positioned himself as the moral conscience of the West, asking Russia to stop bombing moderate Syrian rebels who are backed by Washington. As that drama plays out, Washington's NATO ally, Turkey, continues to shell the pro-Assad ...


Brinkmanship for useful idiots

... “leader of the evil empire.” Social media losing credibility as diplomatic tool According to the Guardian, U.S. president Barack Obama “lambasted” Putin. But it was make-believe. This was not a televised debate or an “on the sidelines” ... ... projecting the image of a wizened leader, tried to show the world that he could bully Putin. “You're wrecking Russia to recreate the Soviet empire,” Obama said with Putin nowhere in sight. Obama also said that president Putin's ...


"Hillary Is the Worst Option": How Moscow Sees American Politics

Everyone in Moscow tells you that if you want to understand Russia's foreign policy and its view of its place the world, the person you need to talk to is Fyodor Lukyanov. Lukyanov is the chair of Russia's Council on Foreign and Defense Policy, as well as the editor-in-chief of the journal Russia in Global Affairs,...


All I want for Christmas is... five answers

... the Europeans reducing their military expenditures as well as Uncle Sam tired of his burden are not able and willing to pay for worries of Eastern Europeans. Accordingly, the next year should provide an answer for the following question: Is fear of Russia and percieved threat in Europe sufficient for increasing defense capabilities of the European NATO members in the first place? If not, recent events in Ukraine could merely remain a favorable opportunity for NATO bureaucrats to pretend the alliance ...


BRICS and Washington's social pivot to India

... contrast. With a 1.8 billion population India’s GDP for 2013 is estimated at $2.1 trillion and trending upward. Brazil, with a population of less than 10% the size of India (200 million) has a GDP that is nearly the same (2.24 trillion for 2013). Russia, with a population of around 165 million, generated a GDP for last year of 2.0 trillion. India and BRICS support Russia on Crimea Although Obama and Modi discussed intelligence, security and defense cooperation India’s nonaligned foreign ...


The ISIS Crisis and the faiblesse of global governance

... key to the future of the new world order. Hours before the Obama speech former Bush-era Pentagon strongman Dick Cheney spoke to the American Enterprise Institute and said he hoped that the U.S. leader would call for more defense spending. In Moscow, Russian president Vladimir Putin has been saying that for a long time. Asking the American people to spend more to roll back ISIS, Barack Obama, whose leadership predictives have been tagged as meek for some time, showed the world he knows how to act as if he is a leader. How will Russia and Syria, hardly in alignment with the global governance crowd, respond?.


Obama's "Scare Force" Targets BRICS

... and took questions from the audience Brookings commentators gave him good marks for his openness and willingness to dialogue. The image credit is Brinkmanship turns into economic warfare Until early this year, diplomatic interactions between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry showed the willingness of presidents Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama to dialogue too. But complications involving anti-Assad Islamists supported by U.S. interests, taking part in the fighting in Syria, and Russian allegations that Chechen and Azeri extremists have been involved with the military components ...


The U.S. and the Asia-Pacific Region, Russia and China: What Does the Future Hold for Us?

RIAC Experts comment President Obama has completed his Asian tour and President Putin has visited China. What conclusions can be drawn from the results of these events? Below are comments by Gleb Ivashentsov, Deputy Director of the Russian Centre for APEC Studies; Dmitry Mosyakov, Head of the Centre for the Study of South East Asia, Australia and Oceania at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences; Vladimir Petrovsky, Public Relations Secretary at the ...


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