“Every ten years or so, the United States needs to pick up some small crappy little country and throw it against the wall, just to show the world we mean business,” Goldberg wrote, quoting Ledeen.
Read: Will the United States Contain Russia or China, or Both?A two-fold perspective underscores the mutual interests and logic behind U.
ollowing the First Gulf War, the foreign ministers of Syria, Egypt, and the six members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), namely Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), met in Damascus and agreed on a new security cooperation initiative for the Gulf which came to be known as the “Damascus Declaration.
he United States is preparing to leave Afghanistan soon and "from the moment they leave, the only reliable country to maintain the process over there is obviously Turkey," stated President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan during the recent NATO summit in Brussels.
The United States, as the major global power, traditionally has the last say in the coal-rich region.
Read: Hezbollah’s Spying Games Amidst Lebanon’s DemiseRussia, formerly the supreme state in the Soviet Union, was dominant in the Lebanese political scene especially during the Civil War (1975-1990); however, with the collapse of communism it has struggled to regain its position which is partly dominated by the United States and partly by Iran via its Lebanese proxy, Hezbollah.
A few years later, he writes in his book The Prince, that mercenaries are: “disunited, ambitious, without discipline, unfaithful; gallant among friends, vile among enemies; no fear of God, no faith with men.
Alongside China, Putin’s Russia has also proven to be a fully reliable veto-protector at the United Nations Security Council when it comes even to non-binding resolutions around the egregious and pervasive human rights crimes of the Myanmar military, from war crimes and crimes against humanity in the ethnic minority regions of Northern and Eastern Myanmar to the full-blown genocide against Rohingyas in Western Myanmar.
Joe Biden was inaugurated as the 46th president of the United States with a desire to contain Russia and China, contrary to his predecessor Donald Trump who is widely criticized for doing nothing to block Russia’s growing influence.
n 15th April 2021, the United States expelled 10 Russian diplomats over accusations of Russia meddling into the U.
When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, President Boris Yeltsin reiterated Moscow’s commitment to New Delhi by declaring Kashmir an integral part of India, while describing his country as a “Euro-Asian power” and admitting “the earlier relationship with India was seen in Moscow as a counterweight to the United States and China.
Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said that Italy and the United States have "a common concern about the presence of foreign forces, both Russian and Turkish, in Libya," meaning that there is a perception of "stronger" cooperation between the two countries on this matter.
; that it would not significantly increase the risk of compromising United States defense systems and operational capabilities; that the government of the to-be-sanctioned country is taking steps to reduce its dealings in terms of Russian weapons purchases; or is in cooperation with the U.
Recognizing the role of Pakistan in backing the Mujahideen groups, the Geneva Accords ensured an agreement between the Republic of Afghanistan and Pakistan with the Soviet Union and the United States as guarantors, which is still binding.
If they are united under a single platform and given space to engage with their relatives in other parts of Syria through proper diplomatic channels, the possibility of clearing a path towards a peaceful resolution in Syria could be closer to reality than many think.
It is important to note that the United States’ role as a global power has been crucial in the intra-Afghan negotiations.