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Who are the real "Realists?" International Relations Realists or Cold Warriors? “Leslie Gelb speaks for much of the US foreign policy establishment, writes Walter Laquer, “when he says that ... ‘It is totally unrealistic . . . to think that the West can gain desired Russian restraint and cooperation without dealing with Moscow as a great power that possesses real and legitimate interests, especially in its border areas’.” In contrast to Gelb, Cold Warrior...


Russia’s need to be recognized as a Great Power

Dear Amar, Your article fleshes out several aspects of the Syria crisis of which I was not much aware. I'm tired of the simplistic one- and two-dimensional explanations that we get from our mass media. For example: The Russians don't want to lose their naval base in Tartus. They don't want to let their ally, Assad, fall. They don't want to lose income from weapons sales to Syria. They want to embarass the Americans, etc. Your...


US and Russia: Competing agendas in Syria

On October 14, the White House dismissed a proposal by President Putin to send Prime Minister Medvedev to the United States to discuss military cooperation in Syria. White House spokesman Josh Earnest called the proposal a sign of "desperation." Said Earnest: "We&#39;re not interested in doing that, as long as Russia is not willing to make a constructive contribution to our counter- effort," <> But where is the evidence of Russian...


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