Search: Security (68 materials)


The Moment of Truth

... political correct voice than Trump, but by now Hillary would already have gotten the US into wars in the Middle East, starting from Syria. So last week marked The Moment of Truth Last week, even President Trump himself revealed fear, that his security advisor Bolton’s actions on Iran may be dangerous, and that stumbling an unprepared USA into an indefinitely long and extensive Iran-US confrontation would totally destroy Trump’s political future and legacy — including the US and ...


Putin-Kim Summit: A Long Overdue Event

... compliance guarantees to accompany possible agreements. Not so much from Washington’s side, which through its withdrawal from the nuclear deal with Iran and the ABM and INF treaties vividly confirmed its failings as a reliable partner. Pyongyang wants security guarantees from Beijing and Moscow, which are linked to the DPRK geographically, historically and politically. With his trip to Vladivostok, Kim Jong-un shows that he assigns no less importance to cooperation with Russia than to work with the ...


Financial Technology and security. An introduction to the situation in Italy and EU

... form of intermediation based on a variety of highly leveraged investment vehicles and other structures outside the banking system, has expanded within the sector. Some recent events are index of the weakness of Fintech technologies, in terms of cybersecurity, and highlight threats to the entire system: The most famous attack in the FinTech sector, the Carbanak Advanced Persistent Threat, has stolen more than 1 billion dollars from 2014 (also hitting the Italian bank system) before being identified ...


NATO is the obstacle to improving Russian-Western relations

... That opposition was solidified by the hostile U.S. and Western reaction to the first Chechen campaign of 1994-1996. That reaction convinced Moscow that the West has no intention of accommodating Russian interests even on the most fundamental national security issues, including the protection of territorial integrity and the fight against terrorism. It became clear that the Western approach to Russia was radically different from the approach to Germany and Japan after World War II: Those two nations ...


The 70th Anniversary of the Koreas

... South Korea did. Since North Korea has its own nuclear programme, the United States has declared it a “rogue state” and has not only imposed its own sanctions on the country, but has also managed to have very harsh sanctions imposed on it by the UN Security Council. It is curious, however, that the timing of the sanctions against North Korea (after the country carried out its first nuclear test) coincided with the North Korean economy emerging from the very severe economic crisis of 1995–2000,...


European Union Impact on Central Asia: Political, Economic, Security and Social Spheres

... and Turkmenistan have experienced much less of an impact thus far; - The EU's economic impact has been the strongest in Kazakhstan and to some degree in Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan, while in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan it has been much weaker; - In the security sphere, the EU's impact has been the mostly pronounced in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, to a lesser extent in Kazakhstan, minor in Uzbekistan, and virtually non-existent in Turkmenistan; - The EU's social policy has had the clearest impact in Kazakhstan,...


Pak-Russia defense ties: a paradigm shift in defense cooperation

... counter-terrorism efforts. In the regional-scenario, both countries are expected to get mutual strategic benefits in the strengthening of ties. Russia is currently a regional and world power, a former superpower and permanent member of United Nations Security Council. These substantial credentials acutely demand that Pakistan needs to build stronger ties with Russia especially when the US supports Indian major roles in the region. The US appears to be more inclined towards India regardless of the ...


Russia and Europe: From Romanticism to Pragmatism

... call this period a “romantic” ride. There have been romantics on both sides of the relationship – people who truly believed in the possibility of creating, in the shortest time, a common and indivisible pan-European space in terms of economics, security, science, education, culture and civil society. In my opinion, it would be unfair to accuse the politicians, diplomats and public figures of that time of being naive or idealist. After all, back then, in the late 1980s–early 1990s, the continent ...


Dialogue with US on nuclear-missile weapons is Russia’s priority task

Russia and the United States should maintain cooperation on the issue of nuclear-missile weapons, this is a priority task, the director general of the Russian International Affairs Council said on Wednesday in comments on Russian-American relations. Russia and the United States should maintain cooperation on the issue of nuclear-missile weapons, this is a priority task, the director general of the Russian International Affairs Council said on Wednesday in comments on Russian-American relations...


The Emerging Trump Doctrine of Strategic Savvy

... leaders’ failed strategies in several wars, Trump’s team of generals, and the emerging Trump doctrine, which is here termed “strategic savvy”. 1964 Vietnam War; “Lies that Led to Vietnam” Bullet-headed Lt. General H.R. McMaster, the US National Security Adviser, is not just a brave warrior. Like his mentor, General David Petraeus, he is a prominent military intellectual. Both men wrote their PhD dissertations on the lessons of Vietnam. In The American Military and the Lessons of Vietnam, Petraeus ...


Poll conducted

  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
    Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region  
     4 (4%)
    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
     2 (2%)
For business
For researchers
For students