For a Kinder, Gentler Society
Russia in Syria
Previous History and Present Concerns
  • Andrej Kreutz
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Russia in Syria. Previous History and Present Concerns
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The Russian Federation does not currently threaten any important US interests, and cooperation with Moscow as a more or less equal, or at least tolerated, partner might be quite advantageous for Washington in Asia, the Middle East, and even in Europe. If a wide-scale public mobilization is not in the cards, then business people, intellectuals and other experts who support such a view might be more likely to be heard and make an impact. The deep state and the media s anti-Russian campaign is to a large extent caused by the belief that America, boosted by its ABM development, could win a nuclear war with Russia. Some influential people put their trust in the US missile defense system, the European extension of which is currently being deployed practically on Russia s borders. Some others think that by its first pre-emptive strike the US can hit Russia so hard that Russia would not be either able or even willing to retaliate in fear of a second blow and total destruction. The vast collateral damage entailed and the impact of such a horrible operation on the Old Continent does not seem to be taken into account. The likely impact on North America, too, has hardly ever been mentioned.

About the Author

Dr. Kreutz has been a scholar in history, politics, international law and international relations for more than 50 years, focusing in recent years on post-Soviet Russia's place in the international system. He has been a lecturer and a visiting professor in Canada and Poland on topics including History of Russian and Eastern European Culture, Middle Eastern Politics, and Comparative Politics and International Relations, teaching at the Department of History, the Department of Political Science, and the Faculty of Continuing Education at the University of Calgary; Department of Policy Studies, Mount Royal College; and in Poland at the Institute of International Studies, University of Lódz, among others.

He earned a PhD from the University of Toronto with a focus on Third World Politics and International Relations, presenting his dissertation on "The Vatican and the Third World: The Case of the Palestinians," which was published by Greenwood Press. At the Faculty of Law, University of Nicolaus Copernicus, Torun, Poland, he prepared a doctoral dissertation on the History of Political Thought with a focus on "The Concept of Church and State Relations in the Carolingian Model of Western Christendom VIII-XI Centuries." Studying Law and History at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, the author did Master’s work in the field of International Public Law. He has conducted research at the National Archives in Washington, DC, to the Academy of Sciences in Moscow, the Vatican, and the Public Records Office in London.

Dr. Kreutz has written many books and presented papers on topics in Russia and the Arab World, the Post-Cold War International System, and Post-Communist Russia and the Middle East.

He is fluent or conversant in Polish, Russian, French, and other European languages as well as English.

About the Book

Year: 2017
BISAC: HIS032000 HISTORY / Europe / Russia & the Former Soviet Union
BISAC: POL060000 POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Russian & Former Soviet Union
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ISBN: 978-1-62894-255-2
Hard Cover
ISBN: 978-1-62894-256-9
ISBN: 978-1-62894-257-6

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