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Syria after the Turkish invasion

... and could lead to threatening situations even between the major powers. However, the main concern was: Putin is portrayed as the victor and new ordering power for the Middle East and the Greater Middle East. So as a kind of supplier for international security as Karaganovlike to see it..Civilians are pictured fleeing Ras al Ain town, Syria on October 9, 2019. © Reuters / Rodi SaidI guess the Russians are now trying to prevent Turkish and Syrian troops from being involved in direct combat and to ...

18.10.2019

Per Aspera ad Pax

... in the mid-1980s, Iran managed to gain a firm foothold in Iraq and Lebanon during the years of regional upheaval and create extensive military infrastructure under its control. The Iranians regard Syrian territory as a key component of their national security strategy, which is focused on pushing back against Saudi Arabia and its claims to leadership in the Islamic world. Since the Donald Trump administration unilaterally withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and ratcheted up ...

14.10.2019

Russia joins the Paris Climate Change Agreement: clear the way for an EU-Russia Eco-Alliance?

In the following a programmatic article by the more Putinbiased Russia expert and Gazprom consultant for the EU Prof. Alexander Rahr, in which he propagates an eco-alliance between Russia and the EU. After that my assessment. "Ecology unites EU and Russia” (September 2019)      The ever-growing ecological movement in Germany, supported by broad sections of the country's population, has supplanted the newly emerging peace movement and completely marginalized the new left-wing social justice...

11.10.2019

Russia’s Militia Groups and their Use at Home and Abroad

What makes the militia milieu so unique and important for understanding today’s Russia is that it finds itself at the intersection of state institutions, patronage mechanisms, criminal structures, and grassroots illiberal activism. Abroad, the Kremlin plays through it one of its major “hybrid warfare” cards, outsourcing activities traditionally conducted by intelligence entities and allowing for plausible deniability. The militia realm thus seems destined to play a growing role in Russia’s law-enforcement...

08.10.2019

“We win, they lose” – Wonderful world of Binary categorisations

... thorough and detailed talks, answer to both questions was a unanimous NO. Consequently, the logical conclusion was: Moscow needs to save the US as to preserve balance of power. Without equilibrium in world affairs, there is no peace, stability, and security over the long run – a clear geostrategic imperative.[6] Indeed, right after the Nixon shock, an era of détente has started, which led to the Helsinki process and its Decalogue (that remains the largest and most comprehensive security ...

11.09.2019

Open-air Jail: China’s Suppression of Uighurs and the Lack of International Response

The use of re-education camps to suppress the ethnic Uighur community in Western China is an ongoing crisis that, if continued to be ignored by the international community, could result in the eradication of the Uighurs entirely. While the world community is absorbed in the deadly wars in Syria and Ukraine, an equally terrible tragedy is happening thousands of kilometers away from here. In the eastern province of China, Xinjiang, two million Uighurs live in jail under the open sky [1]. Officially...

19.08.2019

Moving Beyond Gujral Doctrine

... Parliament on 5 th August 2019 is not only historic but has been in line with the Government's policy to take all necessary actions to protect its people and borders. With the creation of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and direct monitoring of the security situation by the Home Ministry, India will be better equipped to handle any untoward situation that might emerge in view of the changing geopolitical environment in Afghanistan. National Security has been the main focus of the Bharatiya Janata ...

16.08.2019

Intel: Why a Military Confrontation Between Turkey and the Kurds in Syria Might Be Good News for Russia

... — and tenuous — agreement to impose a temporary cease-fire in Idlib that would help Turkey free some Syrian opposition forces for their deployment to the Euphrates area. Grigory Lukyanov, Ruslan Mamedov: Russia and Turkey: Approaches to Regional Security in the Middle East The rationale seems to be that the start of Turkish military operation may in fact benefit Moscow. The calculation is that once Turkey launches its assault and the Americans are unable to provide a cover for them, the Kurds ...

15.08.2019

Russia — US: On the Brink of a New Nuclear Arms Race

... and reverse the ongoing build-up of their respective countries’ nuclear arsenals, which had exceeded all reasonable “overkill” limits by that time. In this sense, much will depend on the general vision that future leaders will have of national security and how to improve it and, ultimately, on their chosen political course in this area. It is possible that the two parties will eventually re-embrace the arms control concept in one form or another. Therefore, it appears very relevant to analyse ...

14.08.2019

Neo-Kennan Paranoia and the Hope for Russia’s Downfall

... article is yet one more attempt on my part to bring light to this purposeful paranoia and expose for it for the fake and flawed intellectualism that it is. The focus of today’s effort is on a recently published piece in Politico.com by an international security professor working at the National Defense University in Washington, DC. (https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/08/03/russia-separatism-vladimir-putin-227498?cid=apn) Now, for those that do not know the NDU, it is a magnificent and important ...

06.08.2019
 

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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  
     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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