Tag Archives: US-Russia relations

President Trump’s Stormy Journey to Europe

July 16, 2018 After a confrontational NATO summit in Brussels where the primus inter pares target was Germany and a UK visit which was characterized by some observers as an “assault on diplomatic norms” President Trump met his Russian counterpart … Continue reading

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Global Uncertainty and Turkey

June 3, 2018 At the opening session of the Munich Security Conference on February 16, 2018, NATO’s Secretary General Jean Stoltenberg underlined NATO’s past successes and then said: “… But the paradox is that, throughout our history, people have questioned … Continue reading

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Middle East’s Failures and External Meddling

July 31, 2017 On April 4, 2017, toxic substance spread after Syrian warplanes dropped bombs on the town of Khan Sheikhoun in the rebel-held Idlib province. The West and Russia offered conflicting explanations for the tragedy. Three days later, US … Continue reading

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Moving Towards Post-ISIS Iraq and Syria

July 9, 2017 During his first visit to Moscow in July 2009 President Obama tried to “reset” US-Russia relations. It did not happen. The Arab Spring led to a new set of confrontations. Snowden affair became an irritant and lead … Continue reading

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Syrian Conflict: State of Tension and Confusion

April 13, 2017 According to the Trump administration, on April 4, toxic substance spread after Syrian warplanes dropped bombs on the town of Khan Sheikhoun in the rebel-held Idlib province. Scores of people lost their lives. Russia offered another explanation. … Continue reading

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Russia’s Intervention in Syria (2)

October 22, 2015 Despite growing evidence of a build-up of military personnel and equipment around Latakia the scale of Russian military intervention in the Syrian conflict caught the West by surprise. Many analysts tend to see it as a new … Continue reading

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The Unhappy Trajectory of US-Russia Relations

October 12, 2015 Only hours after having delivered clashing remarks, Presidents Obama and Putin met on the sidelines of the 70th United Nations General Assembly. This was on September 27 and their first meeting in two years. Within a span … Continue reading

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