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Russia’s Comeback Isn’t Stopping With Syria

... form it would take. In the 2000s, Moscow became disillusioned over its desire to become part of the extended Euro-Atlantic community: Its pleas to be treated as an equal by the United States did not impress Washington, and its demands that its national security interests be respected were ignored in the process of NATO enlargement. And so from the early 2010s, the Kremlin started charting a course that was clearly at odds with its earlier policies of Western integration. With the Russian military intervention ...

19.11.2019

The Efficiency of German Contribution in the Afghan Peace Process

... anniversary of the first Bonn conference, in order to renew the so-called mutual commitment to a table, democratic and prosperous future for Afghanistan. In addition, the participants of the conference ought to shed lights on some issues such as governance, security, economic developments, regional cooperation, peace process and the way forward. The participants called for a political solution to achieve peace and security in Afghanistan, in order to ensure durable stability. Additionally, it was discussed ...

11.11.2019

Is Abu Bakr Al-baghdi’s Death the Beginning of the End for ISIS?

... fighters. In mid-2014, an international coalition led by the United States intervened against ISIL in Syria and Iraq with a massive airstrike campaign, in addition to supplying advisors, weapons, training, and supplies to ISIL's enemies in the Iraqi Security Forces and Syrian Democratic Forces. This campaign reinvigorated the latter two forces and dealt a huge blow to the nascent Islamist proto-state, killing tens of thousands of ISIL troops and dealing significant damage to their financial and military ...

30.10.2019

A New Era of Arms Control: Myths, Realities and Options

... force of the other states. The arsenals of the leading powers are sufficient to intimidate the rest of the nuclear states. It’s impossible to imagine a collective or individual attack against either superpower. Hence, from the deterrence stability and security standpoint, the rest of the nuclear states won’t need to limit the size of their nuclear forces to pave the way for further reductions and limitations on the part of Russia and the United States. The Poetry and Prose of Multilateral Disarmament ...

28.10.2019

Karaganov and Russia´s new mission as supplier of international security

... countries that were considered peace-loving went berserk. Russia’s military revival helped restore stability and balance although the situation has not yet stabilized.Karaganov hast he idea of a new mission for Russia as supplier of international security.A term which NATO also uses, but this time from the Russian side.Source: karaganov.ruWhile calling for peace due to the new sources of global instability that could precipitate an armed conflict, Karaganov, who has become an apostle of Russian ...

25.10.2019

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 winner 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
 

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