Russia

Moscow Fears Loss of World Power Status

Moscow Fears Loss of World Power Status

 

By Benjamin Bidder in Moscow

19 June 2013

A world without nuclear weapons? It's a nearly inconceivable scenario for the Kremlin, even if its arsenal costs Russia billions each year. Since the break-up of the Soviet Union, the country has suffered a major drop in influence. Now it's doing all it can to cling to the geopolitical power it has left.

Obama Calls for Cuts in Strategic Nuclear Weapons

Obama Calls for Cuts in Strategic Nuclear Weapons

 

Spiegel Online

19 June 2013
US President Barack Obama on Wednesday said he would seek negotiations with Russia to reduce the number of strategic nuclear weapons they hold by up to a third.

Vladimir Putin may allow Assad to go if power vacuum in Syria is avoided

 Vladimir Putin may allow Assad to go if power vacuum in Syria is avoided

 

British hopeful that peace talks to end civil war can go ahead, but divided Syrian opposition remains a big stumbling block

* Patrick Wintour, political editor * The Guardian,

Tuesday 18 June 2013

The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, is willing to see the removal of the Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, but only if it leads to a balanced government and not a dangerous power vacuum of the kind that followed Saddam Hussein's removal in Iraq, British officials believe after two days of intensive talks at the G8 summit.

The U.S.-Russian Information Gap

 The U.S.-Russian Information Gap

Paul J. Saunders

June 18, 2013

U.S.-Russian and wider Western-Russian differences over Syria’s civil war appear to have largely defined this week’s G-8 summit in Northern Ireland and in some respects symbolize a broad and possibly growing rift between them.

German-Russian Relations Hit a Deep Chill

German-Russian Relations Hit a Deep Chill

 

By Christiane Hoffmann, Ralf Neukirch and Matthias Schepp

17 June 2013

The relationship between Berlin and Moscow has been strained for some time. But German President Joachim Gauck's recent public admonition of his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin seems to have sunk the two countries into a new diplomatic ice age.

Russia Sees Turkey Through Its Own Lens

 Russia Sees Turkey Through Its Own Lens

Turkish Prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (C) speaks with AKP members after a party meeting in Ankara, June 14, 2013. (photo by REUTERS/Dado Ruvic )

 

By: Fyodor Lukyanov for Al-Monitor Posted on June 14.
Russia has been observing the unexpected events in Turkey idiosyncratically: through the prism of its own domestic policy.

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