Search: USA,Syria,Russia (122 materials)

 

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The Syrian Crisis: A Thorny Path from War to Peace The second decade of the 21st century ... ... in precisely this region. The conflict in Syria unfolded in a historical period when Russia–U.S. relations were slowly, but surely, deteriorating from the erstwhile partnership... ... tool to pressure Damascus and its allies. Apart from political considerations, the refusal to cooperate directly with the Syrian government is justified by citing the need...

14.10.2019

Jerusalem Format: Searching for a Solution to the Crisis in the Middle East

The trilateral meeting in Jerusalem showed significant differences in the approaches of Russia and the US-Israel tandem towards the tactics regarding the role of Iran in Syria. On July 20, Jerusalem hosted a summit meeting for the national security advisers of Israel, the US, and Russia that was unusual both in terms of composition and thematic content. Intensive negotiations held in bilateral and trilateral formats, including meetings with ...

03.09.2019

Troubled Partners: What Russia and Turkey are Dividing Up in Syria

Why Russia and Turkey Need Each Other in Syria “Turkey is our close partner, our ally,” said Presidential Spokesperson and Turkologist Dmitry Peskov on the eve of the meeting in the town of Zhukovsky near Moscow. On August 27, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin met his ...

02.09.2019

Political Weight or Economic Dividends: New Role for Russia in the Middle East?

... military-political approach to an economic one or in other words from risk based approach to opportunity-oriented Since the start of the Russian military operation in Syria in 2015, the configuration of political forces in the Middle East began to undergo major changes. The dominance of the United ... ... the desire of the states of the region to diversify their ties does not mean a lack of desire to cooperate with the EU and the USA. Regional elites can use their contacts with Moscow to get greater benefits from the West by showing that they have alternative ...

21.08.2019

Intel: Why a Military Confrontation Between Turkey and the Kurds in Syria Might Be Good News for Russia

... could, perhaps, help us settle some issues,” a senior Russian diplomat told Al-Monitor on the basis of anonymity. “If the Turks attack the Kurds, this may make the latter more flexible in terms of reaching an agreement with Damascus.” Bye-bye, USA Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov voiced Moscow's view of the desired outcome shortly after US President Donald Trump announced the withdrawal of US forces from Syria last December. “The weapons, the territories and the military facilities that are owned by the [United States] in Syria should be passed over under the control of the Syrian authorities, Syrian military and the Syrian administrative structures,...

15.08.2019

The Syrian Crisis: A Thorny Path from War to Peace

... the profound systemic crisis is yet to be found. Most countries (Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Jordan, Saudi Arabia) have launched the needed socioeconomic reforms, albeit belatedly, but outcomes are difficult to predict. In other parts of the Arab world (Syria, Libya, Yemen), civil war has been the means of resolving questions of power. In these countries there is an inextricable tangle of ‘legitimate’ and ‘illegitimate’ governments, numerous militias, terrorist groups, and foreign military contingents,...

11.07.2019

Can Russia Plug Through US Sanctions to Reconstruct Syria?

Russia should not necessarily wait for the Europeans to join its rebuilding efforts As the United States eyes new sanctions on Syria, Russia increasingly finds it needs to work out solutions that would nonetheless push forward the post-conflict reconstruction in the country the way Moscow envisions them. Syria has been subject to legislatively mandated US penalties since the ...

18.06.2019

Russian Diplomacy with Turkey over Syria

... years? If the “BOO” program does not achieve success in Turkey would Russia continue to implement similar programs in other countries? Turkey is the first test case for the “BOO” program and its success hinges on Turkey’s ability to pay back Russia for its first nuclear power plant. The U.S. does not have popular domestic support to run a full-scale military operation in Syria. The U.S. had spent years fighting in the neighboring country of Iraq where it suffered thousands of casualties and in Afghanistan, after nearly two decades, the U.S. continues to fight the War on Terror. This explains why U.S. policy makers want to find a way to withdraw American forces out of Syria after achieving success against IS. Yet ...

11.06.2019

Helping Iran to Make the Right Choice

... security agenda of the Middle East is indisputable. No matter what we discuss — the Syrian settlement, state-building in Iraq, civil war in Yemen or political dynamics... ... than it is part of the solution. Of course, Iran’s friends and partners, including Russia, argue the opposite. All these disagreements notwithstanding, the broad international... ... “destabilizing” activities in the region and is in any case not prepared to establish any causal effect between these matters and the implementation of the JCPOA. However, Russia...

13.05.2019

The Three Phases of Jihadism

... perspective, as opposed to Al Qaeda which was pre-millenarian. By the same token, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi independently developed a form of jihad that was mostly sectarian. He... ... who were antagonized and persecuted. With this support, they established a network in Syria and Iraq which eventually became the Caliphate. The third phase of Jihadism did... ... 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...

08.05.2019
 

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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  
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    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  
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