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WTO prevents USA from trade wars

WTO Appellate Body (AB) prepares for reduced slate of judges by December 10. In this regard, the early termination of the functions of this arbitration court is now actively discussed as disputes will be decided by only one judge. The reason for such a crisis is that the USA prevents the appointment of new judges, RISS expert Vyacheslav Kholodkov considers.

The political evolution of the Cuban diaspora in the United States

Andrey Shishkov

Cuban diaspora is changing while remaining traditional

Religion’s place in the current US socio-political system: a role of think tanks

Ilya Kravchenko

Think tanks have significant impact on policy through religious aspects

Dead or alive? ISIS leader conspiracy theories swirl

Is he alive? Is he dead? There are no bones, so self-declared Caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's followers are turning to conspiracy theories instead.

US-China compromise a long way off

President Donald Trump said that trade talks with China were "going very well". Even if the parties sign a trade agreement, it will only be a palliative measure, RISS expert Vyacheslav Kholodkov considers. "US-China talks focused on the huge US trade deficit with China. Beijin is going to increase purchases of American goods. The parties were unlikely to discuss the rapid technological breakthrough of China, which threatens the USA with the loss of its dominant positions. China is a growing power that will not allow itself to be slowed down," he explained.

Ankara launches a military operation against Kurds in Syria

It is unlikely to expect an escalation of Turkey's military operation in the North-East of Syria in coming days, RISS expert Georgy Sosnov said. "Ankara expects a reaction from the Americans, Europeans, and Kurds. Nevertheless, there is no doubt that the Turkish government is determined to achieve its goals, " he underscored.

Euro-Atlantic solidarity is deeply cracked

Euro-Atlantic solidarity is deeply cracked, RISS expert Vyacheslav Kholodkov said. Trade negotiations between the European Union and the United States have failed to yield tangible results. Washington wants to include agricultural products and GMOs in future US-EU trade deal. Europe opposes this idea. At the same time, D.Trump proposed to introduce additional duties on European goods, as France has passed tax on US tech giants. The European Union subsidies to Airbus are also being discussed. European automakers are also under threat: Trump's decision to put a 25% tariff on every car from the European Union is expected," RISS expert said.

US economy under recession threat

The trade war between the United States and China will determine crucial aspects of international relations for more than 30 years, RISS expert Vyacheslav Kholodkov believes. He recalled that average duties on Chinese goods had been far lower a few years ago than now (3.1% and 21.5% respectively). At the same time, the global economy is under recession threat. The American President has recognized this fact, saying that the USA has not experienced such a difficult period during the last 57 years.

Turkey to use cooperation with Russia to put pressure on US, expert says

Ankara may take advantage of its plans to boost defense cooperation with Moscow to put additional pressure on Washington, particularly as far as the US obligation to set up a safety zone in northern Syria goes, Head of the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies’ Center for the Near and Middle East Vladimir Fitin told TASS.

New US anti-Russia sanctions are not worth any attention

New US sanctions against Russia are senseless and counterproductive, RISS expert Mikhail Belyaev considers. "The USA is trying to control export of certain types of products to Russia and cut the placement of the Russian national debt denominated in foreign currency," he said. After dealing with five years of anti-Russian US sanctions, Russian economy has enjoyed significant growth.