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Open Letter, Book, Video on Reinventing Intelligence -- If USA Refuses to Listen, Could Russia Take the Lead? URL: PERSONAL FOR THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Via: (1) Mr. Matthew Pottinger, Deputy National Security Advisor, copy w/encl (2) Mr. Robert O’Brien, National Security Advisor, copy w/encl (3) Mr. Mick Mulvaney, Chief of Staff, copy w/encl Dear Mr. President, My prayers are with you as you navigate the complications of the Soleimani assassination. I am delighted that the Iranians are now on record to the effect that...


Soleimani’s Assassination Is More than a Crime

... time and no political will around to put together a regional collective security system, one should at least think about a regional crisis management mechanism involving Iran and key neighboring Arab starts. Concerned overseas powers – like Russia, China, India, and EU – could assist in building this mechanism working with their respective regional partners. We should regard the assassination of General Qasem Soleimani as a wakeup call, not as a trumpet of the approaching Armageddon. First published ...


Outlook for 2020: USA-EU trade dispute, decisive year in the relations NATO-Russia and new wave of refugees

... European auto industry, mechanical engineering, aerospace industries and other sectors. However, some also argue in reverse that such appeasement would only make Trump lick blood. Conversely, the Russian trade is just 5% of German foreign trade, while the USA, China and the EU remain the main markets and Trump so far has only called for Northstream 2 to be stopped, but not for other Russian energy supply projects and projects for Europe and not yet declared a trade war against the EU. However, there are fears ...


A Bumper Year for OFAC

... implies a ban on practically all deals with blacklisted businesses. Being on the SDN means grave problems for a company’s international operations. This punishment was not generally used against major global companies, but 2019 sprang a surprise, with China’s COSCO Shipping Tanker, part of the global operator COSCO Shipping, being put on the SDN List in September. The US suspected the Chinese oil carriers of breaching sanctions against Iran. Even though COSCO Shipping Tanker was issued a general ...


The Trans-Caucasus in 2019 Is Not a Monolithic Region

... merely as a Big Game between the West and Russia, both using the Trans-Caucasus countries. Today, however, we are seeing new actors being pulled into regional processes; previously, these actors had either insignificant or no influence in the region. China is the starkest example. As Asian Studies specialist Stanislav Tarasov aptly said, China has launched “diplomatic probing” in the Caucasus. In May 2019, Wang Yi, China’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and State Councillor, visited all three ...


The End of American Exceptionalism? The End of US Bases Overseas? The End of Israel? Trump 2020?

... with my answers. Q. President Trump visited Afghanistan on 28 November, and claims peace talks with the Taliban have re-started. Henry Kissinger, the same man who predicted the end of Israel by 2022, has declared US “exceptionalism” to be over, and China to be the full equal of the USA. Your thoughts? A. It was my privilege to serve in Afghanistan in 2013, as a contractor analyst for a Special Forces unit responsible for “big picture” evaluations. It was immediately clear to me that the government would not sign the Base Security ...


70 years NATO – China for the first time as a „possible threat“

... this is overdue, as NATO can no longer ignore the rise of China. In the military sense, this does not mean anything, because NATO will not have the Indo-Pacific and Asia as its area of ​​operations, but more diplomatic and economic support for the USA is needed, including 5 G , Huawei and security issues. Similarly, there is only talk of a possible threat, so it remains vague, as well as China is defined as a challenge and as an opportunity. The NATO leader meeting also emphasizes that China is not an enemy. It was also stressed that China should be included in an arms control agreement between the West and Russia. The NATO leader meeting ...


American King Kong and the Law of the Jungle

... US plans to further reduce allocations for the State Department and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), which implements assistance programmes for foreign countries, not to mention the United States' contributions to numerous ... ... to hover at all over the White House or Capitol Hill when the budget parameters for 2020 were agreed upon. Ivan Timofeev: In China’s Footsteps: Why the Russian Bear Should Enter Stealth Mode But this is not even the saddest thing. The unfortunate diagnosis ...


The Yuan versus the Dollar: Showdown in the Global Financial Arena

... follows that the dollar will eventually be replaced by the yuan, the currency of the new global economic and financial leader (China). Will Beijing manage to build its own system of global institutions, one that is capable of internationalizing the yuan ... ... concentration, in individual countries, of financial assets that exceed the size of their economies by tens, hundreds and even thousands of times. For example, the financial assets controlled by Luxembourg exceed its GDP by 248 times, and those of the Cayman ...


Richard Weitz: Even If New START Is Extended, Strategic Arms Control Will Die Unless China Is Involved in New Treaties

... international agreements regulating arms control and the extent of Russia-China military cooperation. What measures do you think Russia and the U.S. should take upon the expiration of the New START Treaty? Lecture by Richard Weitz “No Love Triangle Russia-USA-China: What Can We Expect from Our Partners?” One of the crucial treaties between the U.S. and Russia is the New START Treaty which is set to expire soon. There are three possible options of what could happen with the agreement. The U.S. is still on ...


Poll conducted

  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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