Voice of America: "Europe and Russia should unite forces"
By Vestnik Kavkaza
The Voice of America writes today about the expectations of Russia regarding the upcoming Syrian negotiations. Recent efforts made by the United Nations to resolve the crisis in Syria could lead to success in a united struggle against Islamic State. The fact is that the destabilization of the situation around ISIS is becoming a threat to the global community, and attempts by Syrian factions to join the terrorist organization, can serve as a prerequisite for the West and Russia to seek common solutions to the crisis.
Islamic State, a radical Sunni Muslim organization, holds militias in Syria and Iraq, and remains the most unpredictable force in the world, which threatens the stability of many countries in the Middle East. In order to face the very serious threat from ISIS, Europe and Russia should forget their differences and unite efforts, otherwise the world's boundaries may change forever.
CNN published an article today about the US dependence on Russian space technologies and it is a threat to its power. Indeed, America's access to space gives an incredible advantage in the national security, defense and economic well-being of the nation.
Recently, however, the US has been facing an alarming reality - they rely too much on Russian technology, which is an integral part of America's national security. First of all, this is dependence on the Atlas V rocket, which delivers satellites into orbit. However, since sanctions were imposed against Russia, cooperation in this field has become complicated, and this is certainly not desirable for the United States.
This kind of disagreement with the partner country could have consequences, and not only political, but as is becoming transparent now, strategical as well. The US Congress is trying to make an attempt to reduce its dependence on the Russian producer, but in order to implement the planned program it is necessary to have sufficient time, and for national security tw matter of time is one of the highest priorities.
It is clear that Russia will be able to support the growth of its economy, even without such a partner as the United States, but in America it will be difficult to refocus on the state domestic product, at least in the field of space technology. This situation can lead to the revision of the foreign policy of the country.
The business publication Forbes writes today that Obama is trying to use Cuba to counter Russia, Iran and China. With the growing partnership between Russia and the countries of South America, President Barack Obama with all his forces is trying to maintain ties with Cuba, a country that is known for its left-wing radical sentiments. Rather, it looks like a desperate attempt to guide America not to lose influence in the neighboring region, whose leaders are ready to cooperate with Russia, China and Iran, but not with the US.
Apart from political influence, economic superiority remains important for Washington, which is being lost amid growing imports of Russian and Chinese goods to the region. At the moment, relations between Raul Castro and Barack Obama have taken a friendly turn, but this is not enough to control such a vast region as South America.