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Five Questions that Need to be Addressed about American Foreign Policy

Liberals and Conservatives in America alike want to get rid of Donald Trump, but that will not solve the problem The discussion in the United States since the election of Donald Trump has focused on how Russia interfered, colluded or meddled in the 2016 US Presidential Election. The news anchors and pundits in the United States have accepted it as fact that there was interference. Despite a lack of substantial proof, this is preventing an honest discussion of what is most important: America’s current...


Andrey Kortunov Takes Part in Woodrow Wilson Center Conference Celebrating the Legacy of George F. Kennan

... Center in Washington, DC, hosted a scientific conference on the legacy of the prominent American diplomat, politician, and scientist George F. Kennan. The following issues were discussed in the course of the event: Kennan’s role in the formation of the U.S. foreign policy after the WWII, his views on the development of U.S.-Soviet and U.S.-Russian relations, his vision of the desired European and world order after the Cold War, and his contribution in the development of modern theory of international ...


Why The West Does Not Understand Russia

Amid endless talks about the ramifications of sanctions imposed against Russia, Western commentators and policy pundits are missing a critical point. Economic coercion imposed against Moscow, their argument runs, will enfeeble the Russian government and force it to yield to Western demands. Part of the logic is that Russia's extractive economy is Vladimir Putin's Achilles' feet, and economic challenges will likely undermine his legitimacy and popularity in the long run. A...


Stephen Kinzer on Saudi Arabia: U.S. Foreign Policy vs. Wahhabi Clergy

... relations. On the decline of the UN bid by Saudi Arabia, Kinzer held that this decision was made by the king. He argued that neither the clergy nor strong groups among six thousand prices want to see a change in Saudi Arabia, and their opposition towards U.S. foreign policy ultimately dissuaded the king from accepting the bid. The Speaker's Bio: Stephen Kinzer is an award-winning foreign correspondent who has covered more than 50 countries on five continents. The Washington Post called him "among ...


A Two-State Dilemma: Israel, Palestine, and Peace Talks

Though kept under wraps, the ongoing peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians have had a disturbing record so far. Earlier this week, the New York Times reported that the Palestinian envoys to the U.S.-brokered peace negotiations with Israel have resigned amidst continuing settlements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank. Unlike previous series of peace talks, this round has been veiled in secrecy. According to the Middle East expert and author of “The Brokers of Deceit,” Rashid...


U.S. Foreign Policy vis-à-vis the World: Is America an External Authority Still?

... powers.” But as America’s economic power grew, so did its involvement in foreign affairs. The Monroe Doctrine – which proclaimed the Americas independent of continental powers’ meddling – was integral to the development of U.S. foreign policy thinking in the ensuing century. Despite the legacy of Wilsonian ideals, however, American foreign policy during the Cold War years was seldom democratic, given the ongoing conflict with the Soviet Union and America’s commitments ...


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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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