Restoring Russian influence in the Middle East The pragmatism being shown now by Arab leaders is a good step to counter Iran’s realpolitik with Moscow ... tension and estrangement with the Gulf over Syria through trade and arms deals in addition to joint ventures in nuclear energy and other sectors. 08/31/2015 - 2:14 am | View Link
Restoring Russian Influence in the Middle East The pragmatism being shown now by Arab leaders is a good step to counter Iran's realpolitik with Moscow ... tension and estrangement with the Gulf over Syria through trade and arms deals in addition to joint ventures in nuclear energy and other sectors. 08/29/2015 - 5:54 am | View Link
Russian history exposes media lies (MacKinder) Today's 'moralists' find it difficult to explain that Bismarck, yes, was a cold calculator and his decisions were rarely subjected to ethical criteria--but the result of his Realpolitik ... with a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership ... 03/17/2015 - 5:46 am | View Link
U.S. competitors to gain from sanctions on Russian arms manufacturers The real aim of sanctions against Russian weapons producers is to bolster America’s position in the lucrative arms market, argues Dmitry Litovkin ... the Academy of Military Sciences, does not see realpolitik in the American sanctions. 07/30/2014 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Row over rupee-rouble exchange rate hits Indo-Russian bilateral trade During the Moscow visit, Indians proposed a one-year transition period to switch the rupee-rouble trade ... trade is inevitable." India is in a position to place its consumer goods on the now empty shop shelves across the republics. And Russians can supply ... 06/23/2013 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Russia in the International System Introduction Russia (map) In February 2001, the National Intelligence Council sponsored a conference that examined Russia's evolution and its role within the ... 10/4/2015 - 7:15 am | View Website
Interview: Thomas Pickering on diplomacy, Iran, Korea ... Interview: Thomas Pickering on diplomacy, Iran, Korea, Russia, realpolitik, and the ethics of war 10/3/2015 - 7:26 pm | View Website
Magnitsky Act The Magnitsky Act, formally known as the Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal and Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012, is a bipartisan bill ... 10/3/2015 - 7:26 pm | View Website
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The cliché of the Russian chessmaster strategist might be a cliché for a reason. The regime of Russian President regime might have feet of clay, but the man is smart.
By going all-in on the side of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the war in Syria, he has put Russia at the center of the great game in the Middle East.
Now, for all intents and purposes, Russia controls the airspace over Syria.
Brooklyn's Lorely Rodriguez, who records as Empress Of, is out with her aptly titled debut LP, Me. Eschewing the hazy, experimental feeling of her past short releases, Me opts for a more direct, minimal approach. Rodriguez wrote the songs while living alone in a small Mexican town, and a strong sense of isolation, coupled with a growing need for self-reliance, seeps through Me's synth instrumentation.
Though Me may have been born of solitude, Rodriguez knows how to stay connected — or, at least, she knows the best jams that tackle the subject.
The job creation numbers for September were a bucket of cold water in the face. Six years after the economy began recovering from the Great Recession, and we're still nowhere close to getting the job market back to full health.
Whatever tribal divisions may cut through American society, we can all at least agree that's bad, right?
Not so fast.
In late September, the Supreme Court refused to stay the execution of Richard Glossip, whose conviction on a charge of murder has been strongly called into question. However, his execution was stayed at the last minute by Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin. Glossip's fate remains unclear, but we can be certain of one thing: The American death penalty system is irretrievably broken.
This was not the first time Glossip's case has come before the Supreme Court.