Read: Russia in the Middle East: From Arms to MercenariesFor the sake of fairness, it’s worth comparing the implications of the “foreign agent” law in the United States.
not only left the mess in Afghanistan for Pakistan, but to add salt to injury, Pakistan was sanctioned by the United States.
In response, Australia, United Kingdom and the United States have formulated the AUKUS security alliance to challenge what it and its Asian allies, including India, South Korea and Japan, perceive to be an increasingly militaristic and hyper-aggressive China.
Read: Will the United States Contain Russia or China, or Both?Yet, Russia refrained from any dialogue on the subject, firmly stating that Russia’s “sovereignty” over Crimea is undeniable and will not be a matter of discussion.
“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.