3 ways the US can start an economic ‘reset’ with Russia
Tensions between Russia and the United States are running high. Russian President Vladimir Putin canceled his trip to Camp David for the G8 summit this weekend and Moscow threatened preemptive strikes against a US missile defense shield should it be deployed in Europe as planned. The US must design a new relationship with this often difficult leader and his country.Simply continuing the “Russian reset” of President Obama’s first term is a dead end. Washington needs a new reset that seeks to integrate Russia more fully into the international economy and community. By giving Russia – and Mr. Putin – a greater stake in strong relations with the West, the reset can also create incentives for better behavior, both domestically and internationally, by the Kremlin.
Promise And Peril In The Caucasus
America’s national security bureaucracy separates the Caucasus and the Middle East into different bureaus, with Central Asia in yet another office. This is part of the reason the U.S. has […]
Turkey’s Problem Isn’t Sweden. It’s the United States.
The issue isn’t what Sweden says or does but what the United States does or fails to do on the ground in Syria that matters for Turkey’s national security interests. […]
TURKISH QUAGMIRE: WHY TURKEY BLOCKS SWEDEN’S NATO ACCESSION
Turkey was bound to have issues with Sweden and its pro-Kurdish stance, and singled out Sweden because of its longstanding commitment to Kurdish aspirations. However, it is the continued US […]
A New Spring for Caspian Transit and Trade
Major recent shifts, starting with the Taliban victory in Afghanistan and Russia’s war in Ukraine have led to a resurgence of the Trans-Caspian transportation corridor. This corridor, envisioned in the […]
Globalization and Technology See Italian Mafia Going Global
This issue brief delves into the changing landscape of Italian organized crime, focusing on the ‘Ndrangheta, a potent criminal group originating from Calabria. It explores how the ‘Ndrangheta has diversified […]
Understanding EU Relations with China and Taiwan in the Indo-Pacific: An Interview with Dr. Zsuzsa Anna Ferenczy
In the context of growing tension in Cross-Strait relations and rethinking European strategies in the Indo-Pacific post-COVID-19, ISDP intern Foster Cunliffe sat down with Dr. Zsusza Ferenczy to shed light […]