Deconstructing the Geopolitical Setting of the Refugee Crisis

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Many wonder today what kind of actor could have an interest in the refugee crisis, which threatens the homogeneity and stability of European states. Some blame the US policy in the Middle East for this. But did Washington really, deliberately or by thoughtlessness, create preconditions for the exodus of millions of people from their homelands in Syria and Iraq?

Who Wants Victory for the Islamic State?

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Moscow’s objective in Syria is to prevent further civilian casualties and not to impose its own political solutions upon the Syrian people. However, Western decision makers chose to be engaged in an information war with Russia questioning the legitimacy of its operation. A question comes to mind: Who in the West is interested in seeing the Islamic State as a victor in this conflict?

«Putin’s Russia» in France

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Rethinking Russia is honored to present a book «Putin’s Russia» that was authored by Ivan Blot, Nicolas Sarkozy’s advisor and former Deputy Head of the French Interior Ministry. The book is to be presented in France in December 2015 and in Russia in early 2016.

The Kurdish Dilemma: Choosing between Moscow and Washington

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The Kurdish problem is a source of strategic advantage for many regional and international powers and therefore it is being currently kept on the back burner. Kurds should exercise the highest degree of caution in their foreign policy and opt for a policy, which would place them strategically in between the United States and Russia.

On Russia’s Syria and Iraq Intervention

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The current situation in the Middle East, particularly in Syria and Iraq, is a direct consequence of the western policy that has been conducted in the region for past 20 years. And the migrant flow to Europe is also the consequence of this policy. It jeopardizes social stability of European countries and discredits their governments and elected officials.

Coming to Reason: Syria and the Hot New Cold War

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A specter is haunting the Middle East, and it is called sectarianism. To underestimate its destructive potential would be a fatal flaw. To exploit these instincts is reckless and criminal, no less dangerous than playing with nuclear bombs. Sectarianism is the nuclear bomb of regional ideologies.