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Russia does not let its friends down

The central issue of Wednesday's meetings in Moscow was whether Russia would give in. An immediate change of policy was obviously not on the cards since it is not in Putin's nature to make sudden concessions under pressure. But will he gradually and incrementally pull the rug from under the Syrian president? According to Russian experts in Moscow, there are multiple reasons why the Kremlin will not. They range from concerns about future chaos in Syria in the aftermath of regime change to the damage that would be inflicted on Russia's reputation ...


Russia–US Relations: Unstoppable Escalation?

... getting accurate data that will determine its further actions on this basis. However, the fact that the Americans and their allies rushed to blame the Syrian leader and already used force makes the prospects for such an investigation extremely vague. The Syrian issue in the current conditions pushes other problems of Russian-American relations to the background. Now it will be much more difficult to put them into separate "baskets". Mutual accusations and accusations against Syria increase the discontent of both capitals on such issues as intermediate and shorter range missiles, strategic offensive weapons, missile defense, the balance of power in Europe, the situation in Ukraine and many ...


Will U.S. Attack on Syria Be a Game-Changer?

... experts put the blame on the Syrian army. However, the official report , which was released in September 2013 after the UN investigation was complete, did not contain any confirmations that Syrian regime was responsible for the attack. Back in 2013 Russia and the U.S. came up with the delicate plan which made Syria to join OPCW and get rid of its chemical weapons stockpiles. By 2016 this mission was accomplished, although accusations of Syrian government using chemical weapons are still here. REUTERS/Carlos Barria Senior advisor Steve Bannon stands between U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategy Dina Powell and Ivanka Trump as U.S. President Donald Trump delivers ...


The Mood of Uncertainty in Munich

... “hard Brexit” and supporters of softer approaches to the defecting United Kingdom. The new balance of powers in Syria as well as potential implications of the U.S. — Iranian confrontation added some spice to the Conference deliberations.... ... Ukraine-related discussion did not generate any innovative ideas. Neither had it demonstrated any visible progress on the ground. Russia reconfirmed its previous positions on major international matters clearly indicating that it is in no mood for any concessions ...


Trump and Putin Arrive in the Middle East

... can become the capital of two sovereign states. Essentially, the Jewish capital in Jerusalem will cost Ukraine any hope of regaining Crimea. The next step, which if leveraged... ... bloodlines. If the world cannot get past these two entities finding common ground like Russia and U.S., then any Middle East peace effort will not filter downward and throughout... ... regional powers will look for gains as well. For the most part, they will fall in line. Syria and Iraq, which may have postured in the past, are in no position to create demands...


Middle East-2016

In 2016 the world has witnessed the deterioration of the crisis in several Middle Eastern states, Russia's expansion and affirmation in the region, increased number of its regional partners. What trends will develop in 2017,... ... Eastern states, especially in those that are considered "failed" states. We can talk about the continuation of the Syrian crisis deepening, while, however, there are some signs toward the settlement. The situation in Libya worsened, the chaos ...


2016 – Contours of the New Reality

... clear contours of the future – take shape. Nothing was so clear in 2014, which was marked by the abrupt transformation of Russia’s relations with the outside world. This was also true of 2015, as too little time passed since key players made ... ... 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 ...


The (First) Russo-American Cyberwar: How Obama Lost & Putin Won, Ensuring a Trump Victory

The story of how Russia won the (First) Russo-American Cyberwar because American President Barack Obama ... ... Kerry’s then-ongoing diplomatic efforts to win cooperation with the Russians on Syria, as all recent diplomatic talks with them on Syria had been a farce. The same... ... quite clear that Russia’s propaganda machine of hundreds of websites and many thousands of social media accounts—some unwittingly duped, others complicit or even...


Jiri Valenta: Deal-maker Trump Will Likely Choose Persuasion

In the time of international challenges, the collaboration between Russia and US become even more important. Many experts express concerns over Trump policies and his possibility to address key international agenda issues such as protracted conflicts in Syria and Ukraine. In an interview with RIAC Director General Dr. Andrey Kortunov, Dr. Jiri Valenta, CFR member, reflects on what made the victory of Donald Trump possible and shares his perspective on US – Russian rapprochement under President ...


Donald Trump Will Create a “Window Of Opportunity” In the Middle East

What decisions can we expect from Donald Trump’s new team on the Middle East? The further aggravation of the situation in Syria, the U.S. policy with respect to its allies as well as the problem of the Iranian nuclear programme all remain highly topical ... ... Vasily Kuznetsov, RIAC expert and Director of the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies at the Institute of Oriental Studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences, outlines the new U.S. policy in the Middle East. Donald Trump’s election as U.S. president ...


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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  
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