Search: West,USA,Syria,Russia (9 materials)

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 was far more focused on killing Shias than westerners, targeting the heretics before the real infidels. He failed temporarily in... ... 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

Putin is a leader made for the Russian Federation

The main Russian event of 2018 was President Vladimir Putin’s re-election for another six-year ... ... World Cup. Putin and his administration still remain a powerful engine of Russia’s Western-style modernization. In that sense, we can only admire the president’s determination... ... 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...

12.12.2018

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.... ... sanctions but Brussels carefully avoided any escalation of sanctions for “promoting propaganda and undermining democracy,” an accusation that is hard to verify but easy to turn into a conflict-prone and provocative form. We might dislike Robert Mueller’s ...

11.04.2018

2016 – Contours of the New Reality

... 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... ... of this new reality. The era of security is a thing of the past for Europe and the West as a whole. The twenty years since the end of the Cold War provided a very favorable... ... 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...

11.01.2017

Russia has to reinvent its economic model

.... Finally, Russia has to reinvent its model of economic development in order to move ahead, concluded Kortunov who answered our questions below: 1) Russia’s decision to launch air strikes against terrorist groups in Syria on the request of the Syrian government has drawn much criticism on behalf of Western governments which accused Russia of not targeting Islamic State (ISIS). The popular perception however, in Europe as well as in the USA, looked more positive. Does it mean there’s room for greater future cooperation abroad between the West and Russia despite differences? A.K.: Indeed, one of the differences between Russia and most of the Western governments was the definition ...

10.03.2016

The War against Islamic State: Reconstruction of the Geopolitical Balance

... crisis and rising tensions between Russia and Euro-Atlantic region, the terroristic attacks in Paris on November are forcing the West and Russia to become allies in the fight against Islamic state of Iraq and Syria. Was it the opportunity for Putin to reconstruct geopolitical balance? The answer is definitely yes. However, Andrew Weiss (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) stated that: “Cooperation against terrorism between USA and Russia was always problematic due to the lack of confidence between our secretive agencies”. The politician Harry ...

21.01.2016

Who "Looks, Acts and Walks Like a Terrorist..."

Russia and the West have almost never seen eye-to-eye on what defines terrorism With new international Syria talks in Vienna planned for this coming weekend, the diplomatic standoff over who counts as a terrorist versus legitimate opposition in Syria will be in renewed focus. In the recent past, Russia has repeatedly stated that an internationally agreed ...

11.11.2015

Russian and Western differences continue over Ukraine, Syria

Interview with Daniel Hamilton, Executive Director, Center for Transatlantic Relations, John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies On October 20, 2015 RIAC held a meeting with foreign experts on “Russian and Western Views on Conflict Resolution and Security Challenges”. Not surprisingly, two most discussed and difficult topics were Ukraine and Syria. These conflicts are unresolved and there is high probability they will remain so for quite some time. RIAC has asked one of the participants to discussion, Prof. Daniel Hamilton , Executive Director, Center for Transatlantic Relations, John Hopkins ...

29.10.2015

Western Sanctions Against Russia: Means and Consequences

Sanctions and Russia The sanctions imposed on Russia in connection with the situation in Ukraine ... ... pressure, as they are a sign of an emerging turnaround in relations between Russia and the West in general, and Russia and the United States in particular. Sanctions and consequences... ... harbour any illusions about Crimea having become part of Russia for good? Sanctions and Syrian chemical weapons The following episode in the West’s pressure campaign...

16.04.2014

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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