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With the coronavirus COVID-19 spreading rapidly worldwide and the first deaths reported in the United States, the issue of its impact on US stock markets is going viral and more and more people now realize that the new disease could have a serious impact on the outcome of the November presidential elections as well. Any global pandemic poses three main threats to any country, namely medical, economic and, as a result, political, and the US is certainly not an exception.
  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 12-03-2020, 12:17
  • Views: 358
On February 21, Jens Stoltenberg announced that NATO was launching an extensive military exercise.  85 Abrams tanks, 45 armored personnel carriers, heavy machine guns, mortars, around 20,000 US troops will be transported from the USA to Europe. «Defender Europe-2020» is the large-scale exercise over the last 25 years. 37,000 soldiers from 18 countries will participate in the military operation. The NATO leadership emphasizes that the manoeuvres are not related to any particular country, much less are directed against Russia.
  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 5-03-2020, 12:31
  • Views: 950
On February 21, Dutch diplomat Robert H. Serry delivered a lecture in Moscow, titled "The UN and International Conflict Resolution.” Robert Serry previously served as the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East peace process, and also as a personal representative of the UN Secretary-General to the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority in 2007-2015. Presently, Mr. Serry is looking for ways to end the crisis in Donbass.
  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 28-02-2020, 11:41
  • Views: 220
“Jauh di mata, dekat di hati [Out of sight, close to the heart].” This is how Lyudmila Georgievna Vorobieva, Russian ambassador to Indonesia, characterized the relationship between the two countries. In fact, in the 70 years of the relationship, it has gone through different states of proximity. It was pretty “hot” even before and around independence in 1945 when being leftist was identical with an anti-imperialist stance — and certainly during Sukarno’s presidency (1945 to 1967).​
  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 20-02-2020, 14:07
  • Views: 198
On February 5, the US Senate found President Donald Trump not guilty of actions which could be classified as requiring his removal from office. All Republican Senators, who have a majority in the house, except Mitt Romney, turned down both charges against the president which accused him of "abuse of office" and " obstructing Congress work." That impeachment is not the option was obvious to any Washington insider from the very beginning. To remove Trump from office it was necessary to enlist the support of two thirds in the Senate, which is unrealistic at the moment.
  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 17-02-2020, 10:09
  • Views: 381
On January 31, the United Kingdom left the European Union, after three years of exhausting negotiations in which the terms of the "divorce" were postponed several times. Now, Britain is setting sail free. A staunch supporter of the exit, Prime Minister Boris Johnson claims that breaking away from the EU will “liberate the country from a terrible" yoke "." Johnson promises the British "a decade of prosperity and opportunity." A major advantage to the breakaway is believed to be the prospect of a new rapprochement between Britain and the United States. How realistic are these expectations?
  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 6-02-2020, 15:50
  • Views: 450
While pushing its NATO allies in Europe to increase their spending on joint defense, the United States is simultaneously moving its own troops to Europe. According to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, there are a record number of US troops, not seen there since the start of this century, currently stationed on the continent. Moreover, an additional 20,000 GIs are expected to arrive shortly to take part in several exercises.​
  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 31-01-2020, 12:35
  • Views: 411
The leaders of Serbia and the Bosnian Republika Srpska have signaled their intention to maintain military neutrality and refrain from joining NATO. A statement to this effect was made amid the aggravation of the political crisis in Montenegro following the coming into force of the law on the freedom of religion, which provides for the possibility of reinstating the state ownership of church facilities which belonged to the state until 1918 (currently de facto administered by the Serbian Orthodox Church).
  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 27-01-2020, 17:40
  • Views: 451
On January 14, Russia’s BRICS Sherpa and Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov held a news briefing in Moscow on the start of Russia’s presidency in the five-nation association in 2020. During the news conference, Sergey Ryabkov outlined the key priorities of Russia’s BRICS presidency and the roadmap of BRICS events in the coming period.
  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 24-01-2020, 11:39
  • Views: 276
The assassination of General Qassem Soleimani and Iran’s retaliatory strike against US bases in Iraq brought the situation in the region to a head with President Donald Trump initially urging NATO to participate more actively in Mideast affairs and later proposing to expand NATO's membership to include Middle Eastern nations, albeit without specifying any concrete candidates.
  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 15-01-2020, 13:05
  • Views: 418