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La Syrie refroidit les relations diplomatiques entre Moscou et Paris. Les tensions diplomatiques entre Paris et Moscou liées à la guerre en Syrie ont culminé ce mardi 11 octobre.

La Syrie refroidit les relations diplomatiques entre Moscou et Paris

Le président russe Vladimir Poutine a annulé sa visite à Paris prévue le 19 octobre. Paris avait publiquement affiché son embarras en raison des « crimes de guerre » commis par le régime de Bachar el-Assad à Alep avec le soutien de l'aviation russe. Avec notre correspondante à Moscou, Muriel Pomponne L’information est venue de Paris avant d’être confirmée par le Kremlin. L’Elysée avait donc proposé au président russe une réunion de travail avec pour thème unique : la situation en Syrie. Cette visite en France du président russe était prévue de longue date puisqu’il devait inaugurer à Paris le nouveau centre spirituel et culturel russe.

War talk returns to Russian TV as relations with U.S., West hit lowest ebb since darkest days of Cold War. MOSCOW — Russian state television is back on a war footing.

War talk returns to Russian TV as relations with U.S., West hit lowest ebb since darkest days of Cold War

This time, the ramped-up rhetoric follows the collapse of ceasefire efforts in Syria. As the U.S. and Russia accused each other of sinking diplomacy, Moscow increased its military presence in the Mediterranean and Baltic regions, and suspended a nuclear non-proliferation treaty. A prime-time news program warned that the U.S. wants to provoke a conflict. Russia's Determination to Revise the Post-Cold War Order. The Russian economy has been in recession for nearly two years now, with GDP growth shrinking by 3.7 percent in 2015.

Russia's Determination to Revise the Post-Cold War Order

However, as the recession continues and persistent low oil prices cut government revenues to the bone, military spending has remained almost immune to cuts, and the country has undertaken expensive foreign military interventions in Ukraine and Syria. The Cipher Brief asks Christopher Chivvis, associate director of the RAND Corporation's International Security and Defense Policy Center, to explain this behavior. The Russian economy has been in recession for over 18 months now. Could you begin by laying out the sources of this downturn, and the effect it has had on the Russian budget, and the effect on ordinary Russians? The Russian economy faces a triple whammy among Ukraine sanctions, low oil prices, and an overall poor business climate. Despite economic distress, military spending has been rising steadily at an almost inverse relationship to GDP.

Christopher S. The Misadventures of Russia and the United States in Syria: Complete Strategy Implosion Edition. The current situation in Syria is the civil war’s most dangerous and arguably tragic phase.

The Misadventures of Russia and the United States in Syria: Complete Strategy Implosion Edition

Months of U.S. -Russian efforts to arrange a nationwide ceasefire in Syria and set up a military coordination agreement have collapsed spectacularly, leading to venomous recriminations as a Russian-backed coalition renewed its assault on Aleppo. The tone of official rhetoric — Ambassador Samantha Power called the renewed bombing campaign “barbarism” — together with a suspension of military contacts raises the risk of a military clash that much further. Meanwhile, interventionist circles in the West have renewed their cries for the United States to use force, while Russia signaled that such a move would lead to uncertain consequences and possible military conflict, reminding the United States to “think carefully” before hitting any Syrian regime forces.

2016-03-21-russias-new-tools-giles. China and Russia cultivate more cooperation amid tensions with West. Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a signing ceremony in Beijing's Great Hall of the People on June 25, 2016.

China and Russia cultivate more cooperation amid tensions with West

(Agence France-Presse/Greg Baker) Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin promised ever-closer cooperation and oversaw a series of deals Saturday, as the two countries deepen ties in the face of growing tensions with the West. In what was Putin’s fourth trip to China since Xi became President in 2013, the two men stressed their shared outlook which mirrors the countries’ converging trade, investment and geopolitical interests. “Russia and China stick to points of view which are very close to each other or are almost the same in the international arena,” Putin said. The Russian leader added that the two had discussed “strengthening together the fight against international terrorism”, the nuclear issue on the Korean peninsula, Syria, and stability in the South China Sea.

Ça chauffe entre les Etats-Unis et la Russie. Les présidents russe et américain, Vladimir Poutine et...

Ça chauffe entre les Etats-Unis et la Russie

Cela s’est poursuivi avec de nouveaux gestes de défiance de part et d’autre. L’Administration américaine a notamment accusé Moscou et Damas de «crimes de guerre» à Alep. Signe de cette tension grandissante, Washington a, par la suite, mis en cause directement la Russie dans des piratages liés à la campagne présidentielle américaine constatés au cours des derniers mois. Le produit de ces piratages a été publié sur les sites WikiLeaks, Guccifer 2.0 et DCLeaks.

Les Etats-Unis ont promis d’y répondre. Vladimir Putin Exits Nuclear Security Pact, Citing ‘Hostile Actions’ by U.S. Photo MOSCOW — Saying relations with the United States have deteriorated in a “radically changed environment,” President of withdrew Monday from a landmark nuclear security agreement, in a troubling sign that the countries’ cooperation in a range of nuclear areas could be threatened.

Vladimir Putin Exits Nuclear Security Pact, Citing ‘Hostile Actions’ by U.S.

The treaty, on the disposal of plutonium, the material used in some , was concluded in 2000 as one of the framework disarmament deals of the early post-Cold War period. It required Russia and the United States to destroy military stockpiles of plutonium, a deal that represented another encouraging step away from nuclear doomsday and an insurance policy against the materials falling into the hands of terrorists or rogue states.