Search: Syria,West,Russia (20 materials)


Hidden Traces in the Armenia-Azerbaijan Сonflict

... 2018) launched by the U.S., Britain and France in Syria created a rift between Russia and Turkey, who have different views on some issues, especially in Syria. French President Emmanuel Macron said this in a televised interview. It is no secret that the Western attacks in Syria at that time sought, among other things, to cause a rift in relations between Russia and Turkey. Thus any disagreement between Moscow and Ankara is in the interest of the West, so the West will continue to exert pressure on the points of difference between them. Barely hours after Moscow and Ankara announced the beginning of a ...


The Three Phases of Jihadism

... began to lose support rapidly. Saudi Arabia, which originally saw it as an obstacle to Iranian success lost faith. It became detrimental to early supporters because it led to an increase in foreign boots on the ground: the 2015 JCPOA agreement allowed Russia to increase presence in Syria and send forces to Khmeimim, and Western presence increased in the campaign to terminate ISIS. How to prevent the next phase Today, ISIS is gone. They have lost all of their territorial strongholds, and the ability to call themselves an “Islamic State.” According to Dr. Kepel, this ...


Putin is a leader made for the Russian Federation

... course of the Ukrainian conflict. At the same time, Moscow will desist from any tangible military buildup in the European (northwestern) theater, despite the mutually belligerent rhetoric by NATO and Russia, and the growing U.S. military presence in Europe. Judging from the new State Armament Program for 2018-2027, which Putin ... ... and expensive aerospace and naval weapons programs have effectively been pushed back to the mid-2020s or even beyond 2027. In Syria, Putin will keep trying to convert the military success of the Russian intervention into political and diplomatic gains,...


Russia vs the West: A War Scenario and a New Logic of Confrontation

How can Moscow respond to a possible US strike on Syria? The aggravation of rivalry between Russia and the West in the past few months is raising the urgent question of a possible further escalation of tensions and its forms and consequences. Political relations between Moscow and Western capitals have gone beyond the critical point. The threadbare thesis ...


We Will Need to Return to Dialogue

Relations between Russia and the UK have taken a hard knock from recent events. The poisoning by nerve agent of Sergei and Yulia Skripal has dealt ... ... become more vital now that they are facing off against each other more frequently. The hot line between the US and Russia in Syria is a good example in this regard. The UK and Russia recently agreed to renew and improve their Incidents at Sea Agreement,...


2016 – Contours of the New Reality

... sequence that suits all sides. A momentous deal on this issue is hardly possible in the near future because the issue is too complicated. The sides will have to make a package of deals but have neither the time nor enough self-restraint for this. In Syria, Russia and the United States found themselves on the brink of open conflict and a new round in the war of sanctions. In this sense 2016 also cleared the air. The West has to take Russia into account in the Middle East, but will not become its strategic ally or even a partner in the foreseeable future. The West will maintain ties with Russia wherever it cannot do without them. It will make episodic attempts to ...


Conference: «Syrian Factor in Russia-West Relations: Challenges and Perspectives»

Syrian issue has become a point of tension between Russia and the West, which was recently demonstrated by the cancellation of Vladimir Putin’s visit to Paris. What are the perspectives of Aleppo situation development? What stage are the peace negotiations in Geneva at? What is to be expected in military and diplomatic ...


RIAC at international conference “Ukraine, Syria and the Arctic – From Challenges to Solutions”

... Global Brief magazine and the Canadian Forces College . The event was also attended by representatives from Canada, the United States, France, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Turkey and Israel. Day one of the conference was devoted to the Ukraine and Syria crises, the Russia-West and Russia-Turkey conundrums, and Nagorny Karabakh. On day two the participants covered a wide range of issues related with international cooperation in the Arctic. International conference “Ukraine, Syria and the Arctic – From Challenges ...


Russia has to reinvent its economic model

Andrey Kortunov, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), thinks that greater cooperation between Russia and Western powers is possible in Syria and that the Russian people, like its counterparts, is wondering why a large joint anti-terrorist coalition doesn’t exist. Western economic sanctions have been counter-productive since they failed to change Russia’s position in Ukraine ...


A Diagnosis from Munich

... far as to claim that the only thing Moscow was doing in Syria was bombing innocent civilians, so that the refugee flow to Europe would undermine the Union and its security. Discussions on Euro-Atlantic security were equally strained. Just like with Syria, Russia and the West are anything but united on the issue, and their positions continue to diverge. Instead of combining our efforts to combat common security threats (terrorism and other forms of extremism, migration, etc.) we have essentially entered a new phase of ...


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  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    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  
     21 (19%)
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