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Russia is no longer in the list of primary threats to America

The American Council on Foreign Relations issued the next annual report, “The Study of Preventive Priorities –2016”, which contains assessments of possible threats to national security and US interests, reports RIA News.

The report includes 30 variants of possible threats, which are ranked in three categories: high, medium and low.

According to the agency, “among the primary threats to the United States are, in particular, the intensification of military operations in Syria, possible attacks with a large number of victims on the United States or any of their ally, destructive cyber attacks on infrastructure of critical importance, a serious crisis in relations with the North Korea or in itself, the intensification of the conflict between the Turkish authorities and the Kurds, the intensification of the conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians, the political division of Libya and others. "

One of the authors of the report, Paul Stairs, noted that all the primary threats (except for three) "are somehow connected with the Middle East."

For the first time ever history research has appeared such a threat as "political instability in Europe, associated with the influx of migrants, with increased social instability, targeted attacks by terrorists or violence against refugees and migrants." By the way, she, too, fell into paramount.

The conflict between the Russian Federation and Ukraine attributed to the middle category. The reason for this was a truce in the Donbass, which, according to Steyrs, "seems to hold on."

In the same category a new threat appeared - a possible armed clash between Russia and one of the NATO countries.

Chinese territorial ambitions, which could escalate into conflicts with neighbors, were also transferred from primary threats to medium-sized ones.

Possible political instability in Saudi Arabia and Congo, as well as possible activation of extremist groups in Russia in connection with the ongoing operation in Syria, fell into the last (low) category.
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  1. avvg
    avvg 21 December 2015 08: 48
    Not on the list, in my opinion, Americans keep "the Russian threat" in mind.
    1. theadenter
      theadenter 21 December 2015 08: 50
      Not this way.
      Russia is not on the list of threats ... but this does not change their attitude towards us.
      And they do not stop sticking sticks in our wheels.
      1. oldseaman1957
        oldseaman1957 21 December 2015 09: 01
        In the same category a new threat appeared - a possible armed clash between Russia and one of the NATO countries.
        - And here they will sit straight, with all their might, wanting Russia to bleed itself in this case and it could be dumped with one click. Yes, here their ally was drawn steep - our liberals, who tightly crush the Russian economy.
      2. 44 World
        44 World 21 December 2015 09: 04
        It is strange that there are no statements about the victory of "exceptional" diplomacy
        1. SRC P-15
          SRC P-15 21 December 2015 09: 41
          Russia is no longer in the list of primary threats to America

          For Russia, "a hundred poods" have prepared some kind of nasty stuff! "Then there will be a surprise!" stop
        2. Shveps
          Shveps 21 December 2015 09: 44
          Quote: 44World
          It is strange that there are no statements about the victory of "exceptional" diplomacy

          But there is a victory for exceptional democracy.
          "Thanks" to the Russian government, especially those who have mastered the programs of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The International Visitor Leadership Program is the premier professional exchange program of the US Department of State and other prominent US educational institutions.
      3. Berber
        Berber 22 December 2015 05: 05
        The list of threats is a paper written to please the political situation.
    2. Svyatogor
      Svyatogor 21 December 2015 08: 52
      All these lists are from the "evil". As well as political, financial and other ratings compiled by European and American "analysts"
      1. cniza
        cniza 21 December 2015 08: 54
        Quote: Svyatogor
        All these lists are from the "evil one".

        Rewrite in three seconds without blinking an eye.
      2. The comment was deleted.
    3. 79807420129
      79807420129 21 December 2015 08: 59
      Oh, from the evil one this is all, the threat N1 is Russia, 2-Ebola, 3-DAISH and Bashar Assad must leave, that I am tormented by doubts that the mattresses took and refused it.
      1. veksha50
        veksha50 21 December 2015 10: 06
        Quote: 79807420129
        Oh, from the evil one this is all, the threat N1 is Russia, 2-Ebola, 3-DAISH and Bashar Assad must leave, that I am tormented by doubts that the mattresses took and refused it.

        No need to guess ... No. 1 - Russia, No. 2 - China ... Only these two countries can now confront the United States and prevent them from expanding on the field of "world hegemonism" ...

        And what they write ... Paper suffers a lot ...
        1. APASUS
          APASUS 21 December 2015 10: 54
          Quote: veksha50
          .. Paper suffers a lot.

          That's it, the Americans instantly turn any report, conclusion, article into their influence. But there is a Pentagon strategy and it is not subject to fluctuations like articles or reports. The Americans stupidly build military bases, seize resource deposits, control straits and channels.
          And this report is an attempt to splurge .................. they say everything is fine!
          1. veksha50
            veksha50 21 December 2015 11: 52
            Quote: APASUS
            The Americans stupidly build military bases, seize deposits of resources, control straits and canals.

            Hmm ... Honestly, stupidity here does not smell far ...

            And one more thing: how is the Pentagon strategy prevailing over the strategy of the President and the US Congress ??? Imagine that Shoigu has an independent foreign policy here? Or MO of any country ???

            To be honest, I would like us to control at least the Bosphorus, the Dardanelles and Gibraltar with the same "stupidity" ...

            PS Ugh, again imperial something breaks through me ...
            1. APASUS
              APASUS 21 December 2015 16: 03
              In the United States, there is a succession of strategies by the authorities, and elections allow you to change only tactics. It doesn’t matter how they control the world, through global conflict or through banking dictates, building bases, unleashing conflicts, the emergence of global epidemics, the end justifies the means.
      2. Manul
        Manul 21 December 2015 13: 48
        Quote: 79807420129
        Oh, from the evil one this is all, the threat N1 is Russia, 2-Ebola, 3-DAISH and Bashar Assad must leave, that I am tormented by doubts that the mattresses took and refused it.

        Ebola will have to be abandoned sooner or later. This "threat" is the same soap bubble as Ishil - if they stop funding, it will die by itself. But rubbing the whole world that a variety of cholera can infect everyone is becoming more and more difficult, cut off heads are much more spectacular .. When was the last time you heard a mention in the media about those infected? And all the Europeans were infected on purpose in order to catch up with the cold.
    4. marlin1203
      marlin1203 21 December 2015 10: 11
      The Russian "nuclear shield" a priori is always taken into account by American politicians. They absorb it with mother's milk, since the time of the Cuban missile crisis. wink
    5. iouris
      iouris 21 December 2015 11: 48
      According to the CIA, Russia no longer exists: "the economy is torn to shreds."
  2. Jozhkin Cat
    Jozhkin Cat 21 December 2015 08: 50
    Give me this report, I will find it the right application.
    And on the account of the cyberattack it’s interesting, I remember their light went out for a day in a certain city, the shops of several districts were taken home by houses. That would be to turn them off for a week wassat this abruptly nuclear strike will laughing

    ps During a thunderstorm, lightning hit one of the power lines, after which the whole multi-million dollar New York city plunged into the mist. The blackout lasted more than a day. During the "night of fear" in the metropolis looting began: citizens, using the darkness, robbed shops. 3766 people were arrested, the damage was estimated at $ 300 million.
  3. demo
    demo 21 December 2015 08: 50
    I'm already upset.
    How did they transfer us?
    What is going on?
  4. EvgNik
    EvgNik 21 December 2015 08: 52
    Russia is no longer in the list of primary threats to America

    Today is not - tomorrow will appear again, they have seven Fridays a week.
    a new threat is a possible armed skirmish of Russia with one of the NATO countries.

    So Russia is a threat to the states by any means. And otherwise they will not perceive us.
  5. From Samara
    From Samara 21 December 2015 08: 52
    But Russia has a hell of a threat!
  6. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 21 December 2015 08: 53
    Well, how so? It's a shame, however! How is Russia - and not the first? Though on the list of potential threats laughing
  7. Masya masya
    Masya masya 21 December 2015 08: 53
    How is it even a shame that we are doing wrong?
  8. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 21 December 2015 08: 56
    I don’t know how America assesses the threats there ... BUT the USA was and remains a threat to peace on the whole Planet Earth ... and of course, a possible opponent of Russia and all of Russia ... it is more than just an opponent ... it is an ideological opponent with psychology destruction is everywhere ... wherever they just fit ...
    RUSOIVAN 21 December 2015 08: 57
    We are the default!
  10. Barakuda
    Barakuda 21 December 2015 08: 58
    Well, the Congo is finally a SPECIFIC threat winked unless in the United States itself, the descendants of slaves.
    I thought it was cooler than specialists in cutting vobla than in Russia, but it turns out everyone in America is sitting, a crowd of people are engaged in nonsense.
  11. olimpiada15
    olimpiada15 21 December 2015 09: 02
    For the United States, the main threat - the United States - they have a source of instability in the world.
    As for Russia, the Russian Federation is not a source of threat to anyone.
    It is naive not only to think, but also to talk about the desire of the Russian Federation to restore the USSR.
    Intelligence has not been canceled yet, as the presence of analysts - everyone knows everything or almost everything.
    1. EvgNik
      EvgNik 21 December 2015 09: 48
      Quote: olimpiada15
      It is naive not only to think, but also to talk about the desire of the Russian Federation to restore the USSR

      Why naive? In Russia, many dream about it. Not in the form in which it was the last 25 years before perestroika, but ...
      Democracy is the worst form of government, except for everyone else. (Winston Churchill)

      I agree with the first half (with some reservations), but not with the second half. In general, it doesn’t matter what to name, it’s important how to make the state socially oriented. That is, aimed at improving well-being, and not only in monetary terms, but also in education, medicine, life. Now some states have achieved such prosperity that they can afford something like communism. Another question: in what way did they achieve this? Since the beginning of perestroika, all the achievements of the Soviet Government have been devalued. It is difficult to list all the losses incurred by the people for the sake of democracy. One thing can be said - while we have democracy in its current form - we are robbed and will be robbed (I mean the people).
      1. olimpiada15
        olimpiada15 21 December 2015 11: 04
        Yes, I completely agree with you.
        The majority of people want to return the USSR, but the current government decides everything.
        It is precisely on the position of the country's leadership that forecasts are made similar to those made by the state.
        And the position of the leadership of the Russian Federation is such that it is not going to join the former republics of the USSR.
        Our leadership would prefer to see the former republics in the form of neutral buffer states, rather than in its composition.
        As for democracy in its current form: there is a word, but no democracy (this is my opinion).
        But in the USSR there was democracy: there were elections where the people could defend their candidacy, this was the case. Yes, candidates were proposed from above, but primarily because of the lack of initiative of voters.
        From my own experience I write, we drove a candidacy with our youth team, voted for another. Upstairs were surprised, but did not object, the candidacy was worthy in all respects. That's just a failed candidate became my enemy, although I just helped to remove the focus of discontent in the team.
        And now there is no democracy. If you enter the column "against all" in the ballot paper, it will be the candidate who won the election. We vote for parties, this is wrong, you need to vote for a person so that people respected by the people work in the State Duma, and not henchmen of the State Department. Somehow I think so.
        1. BARKHAN
          BARKHAN 21 December 2015 12: 43
          Excuse me, dear, but if the people want to return the USSR, the number of people wishing decreases every year for obvious reasons ... the population is being updated, a new generation is coming and growing, who knows about the Union only from stories.
          And what does it mean to return? Territories? Build? Influence?
          Then again you will have to break and alter, and this is another 30 years. In my opinion, it is more profitable to polish and improve the existing ... well, then we will never get out of the "reforms" ...
          I personally consider the Union a wonderful state. Because I personally have something to compare with. But I still think that at the moment it will not be possible to recreate it peacefully.
        2. corn
          corn 21 December 2015 16: 15
          Quote: olimpiada15
          there were elections where people could defend their candidacy, this was the case.

          My wife is over 60 years old. I asked her the question: "Was there democracy in the USSR?" She looked at me in a daze and asked a counter question: "And there were elections in the USSR?" To the answer: "Yes," she said: "I do not remember."
          Dear olimpiada15. How old are you?
  12. moskowit
    moskowit 21 December 2015 09: 03
    Well, thanks, benefactors, we will not forget the century of your kindness ...
  13. apro
    apro 21 December 2015 09: 05
    This is scary, not sincerely you gentlemen give evidence oh not sincerely.
  14. Barakuda
    Barakuda 21 December 2015 09: 09
    . That would be for a week to de-energize it abruptly nuclear strike would be

    This is to Zhirinovsky, he promised to turn the axis of the earth, if not so smile
  15. jovanni
    jovanni 21 December 2015 09: 14
    Well, this is their list, if they wanted — they made it, they wanted to — they struck out ... We don’t need to look around at any lists, it’s necessary to revive the country! And let these ones write to themselves - cross out ...
  16. zulus222
    zulus222 21 December 2015 09: 19
    but we have 1 in the list. 10 times in a row!
  17. Senior manager
    Senior manager 21 December 2015 09: 23
    Once the States have tempered their aggressive rhetoric, then wait for fresh ma. In any case, you need to look around.
  18. Uncle lee
    Uncle lee 21 December 2015 09: 29
    At the end of the list, draw a line and write: TOTAL. So Russia is listed in this TOTAL!
  19. Shark Lover
    Shark Lover 21 December 2015 09: 38
    Type non-aggression pact?
  20. ARES623
    ARES623 21 December 2015 09: 38
    These lists need not be read. They are periodically updated to please the internal political movements. It is necessary to take into account the upcoming elections and the role of various "red rags" in them. Regardless of the lists, Russia was, is and will be the primary "probable enemy" of the United States, if only for the reason that it alone has real military capabilities to destroy the United States physically and does not lend itself to direct political pressure. The United States has not matured to the desire to negotiate. They have such a gene - a passionate need for dominance. Therefore, if not a war, then the aggravation of the political and economic struggle will be unambiguous. To count on some Trumps calling for cooperation and blah blah blah during the election period is simply stupid.
  21. 24rus
    24rus 21 December 2015 09: 40
    In fact, the US is afraid of almost everything. What’s not a big deal in the world is a threat
  22. Stinger
    Stinger 21 December 2015 09: 43
    Obama became more dangerous than Russia? It rushes about like a louse on a lasso.
  23. Gormenghast
    Gormenghast 21 December 2015 09: 50
    Ah, how bad. They kicked Obama again. laughing

    Then Kerry declares that Russia "no need to isolate". That amers' council broke the chant."ISIS, Russia and Ebola".
  24. lotar
    lotar 21 December 2015 09: 58
    Now it only seems that the passions have subsided and the Americans have removed our country from the threat lists. It’s just that the interests of their state are such that it is currently beneficial for them. There will be other interests, our country will appear in the list of threats again. I expect in the near future, the appearance of yet another conflict in the zone of interests of our country, or even not one. So there is no faith either in the United States or in its vassals. If there was a desire to stop fomenting raspras, sanctions would have been lifted, and our strategic the forces would be given green light to fly over through its territory, and much more.
  25. Lelek
    Lelek 21 December 2015 10: 01
    (Russia is no longer on America's list of primary threats)

    What a happiness, damn it.
    The biggest threat to America (and the world as a whole) is America itself, with its ambitions and violation of all international norms and statutes. Russia, in principle, does not give a damn about American "counting rhymes" - it is unpleasant, but not fatal - we will survive. yes
  26. veksha50
    veksha50 21 December 2015 10: 03
    "A new threat has appeared in the same category - a possible armed clash between Russia and one of the NATO countries" ...

    Uh-huh ... The dream of the United States in a veiled form ... So that you can then pounce on Russia with the whole force, and at the same time remain before the "world community" white and fluffy ...
  27. Al_oriso
    Al_oriso 21 December 2015 10: 10
    They removed us from the first place.
    Of course, America must be in the lead everywhere.
  28. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 21 December 2015 10: 57
    Here, as in arithmetic - we write three, two in the mind. You can write a lot, but not much is subject to publicity. Both Russia and China will remain a "headache" for the United States for a long time to come.
  29. PValery53
    PValery53 21 December 2015 10: 58
    Well, damn it, "made happy." And America did not introduce itself as the highest threat to other countries?
  30. worldofpain
    worldofpain 21 December 2015 11: 12
    All this is another dust in the eyes of the average man, all the main priorities remained as they were in the Pentagon.
  31. Kibl
    Kibl 21 December 2015 12: 09
    The Russian Empire, the USSR, modern Russia have always been and will be enemies for the western trash and that’s good! As they say, what doesn’t hurt means it has died!
  32. mikh-korsakov
    mikh-korsakov 21 December 2015 13: 14
    In the film "World Order" Putin acknowledged that if any state thinks that another country is being ruled incorrectly, and its people deserve a better fate, then it has the right to help change the regime, not by military means, but by political, even financial means. support of the opposition. The question arises whether this permission to change the government applies to Russia. The soil was created for this, the standard of living fell. If Putin believes that his statement does not apply to Russia, then he should have substantiated it. Otherwise, the logic is incomprehensible.
    1. ARES623
      ARES623 21 December 2015 13: 47
      I think that Putin is most likely much more honest than the current leaders of the EU and the USA, if only because he is more independent in decisions and actions. However, he often says exactly what his listeners want to hear. Nobody is able to abolish cynicism in politics. And therefore, even what the GDP says must be considered and weighted, and not taken on faith and, moreover, not asked worthless questions. And he also has the right to make mistakes in expressions. In general, the whole film is a clever propaganda, PR-move. Learn the materiel (Machiavelli - for starters), the noodles on the ears will be much smaller. Although I think that you already know this, just ask a provocative question.
  33. NordUral
    NordUral 21 December 2015 13: 17
    What a joy and honor. Can we also make friends with Clinton?