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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 New
    The list does not, in my opinion, Americans keep in mind "about the Russian threat."
    1. theadenter
      theadenter 21 December 2015 08: 50 New
      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 New
        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 New
        It is strange that there are no statements about the victory of "exclusive" diplomacy
        1. SRC P-15
          SRC P-15 21 December 2015 09: 41 New
          Russia is no longer in the list of primary threats to America

          For Russia, "one hundred pounds" have prepared some muck! "Then there will be a surprise!" stop
        2. Shveps
          Shveps 21 December 2015 09: 44 New
          Quote: 44World
          It is strange that there are no statements about the victory of "exclusive" diplomacy

          But there is a victory for exceptional democracy.
          “Thank you” to the Russian government, especially those who 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 New
        The list of threats is a paper written to please the political situation.
    2. Svyatogor
      Svyatogor 21 December 2015 08: 52 New
      All these lists are from the "crafty one." As well as political, financial and other ratings compiled by European and American "analysts"
      1. cniza
        cniza 21 December 2015 08: 54 New
        Quote: Svyatogor
        All these lists are from the "crafty one."

        Rewrite in three seconds without blinking an eye.
      2. The comment was deleted.
    3. 79807420129
      79807420129 21 December 2015 08: 59 New
      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 New
        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.

        Guessing is not necessary ... No. 1 - Russia, No. 2 - China ... Only these two countries can now confront the United States and prevent them from deploying on the field of "world hegemony" ...

        And what they write ... Paper suffers a lot ...
        1. APASUS
          APASUS 21 December 2015 10: 54 New
          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 New
            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 the Bosphorus, Dardanelles and Gibraltar with the same "stupidity" ...

            PS Ugh, again imperial something breaks through me ...
            1. APASUS
              APASUS 21 December 2015 16: 03 New
              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 New
        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 Isil - they will stop financing, it will die by itself. But rubbing to the whole world that a variety of cholera can remake everyone becomes harder and harder, cut off heads are much more spectacular .. When was the last time you heard about the infections in the media? And all Europeans were infected specially to catch the cold at the fifth point.
    4. marlin1203
      marlin1203 21 December 2015 10: 11 New
      The Russian "nuclear shield" apriori is always taken into account by American politicians. They have been absorbing this with their mother’s milk since the Caribbean crisis. wink
    5. iouris
      iouris 21 December 2015 11: 48 New
      According to the CIA, Russia is no longer there: "the economy is torn to shreds."
  2. Jozhkin Cat
    Jozhkin Cat 21 December 2015 08: 50 New
    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 New
    I'm already upset.
    How did they transfer us?
    What is going on?
  4. EvgNik
    EvgNik 21 December 2015 08: 52 New
    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 New
    But Russia has a hell of a threat!
  6. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 21 December 2015 08: 53 New
    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 New
    How is it even a shame that we are doing wrong?
  8. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 21 December 2015 08: 56 New
    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 New
    We are the default!
  10. Barakuda
    Barakuda 21 December 2015 08: 58 New
    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 New
    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 New
      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 New
        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, it will be the candidate who won the election. We vote for parties, it’s wrong, you need to vote for a person so that people respected by the people, and not proteges of the State Department, work in the State Duma. Somehow I think so.
        1. BARKHAN
          BARKHAN 21 December 2015 12: 43 New
          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 it’s necessary to break and remake, and this is another 30 years. It is more profitable, in my opinion, to grind and improve the existing one ... 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 New
          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 a question: “Was there democracy in the USSR?”, She looked at me stunned and asked a counter question: “Have there been elections in the USSR?” To the answer: "Yes," said: "I do not remember."
          Dear olimpiada15. How old are you?
  12. moskowit
    moskowit 21 December 2015 09: 03 New
    Well, thanks, benefactors, we will not forget the century of your kindness ...
  13. apro
    apro 21 December 2015 09: 05 New
    This is scary, not sincerely you gentlemen give evidence oh not sincerely.
  14. Barakuda
    Barakuda 21 December 2015 09: 09 New
    . 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 New
    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 New
    but we have 1 in the list. 10 times in a row!
  17. Senior manager
    Senior manager 21 December 2015 09: 23 New
    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 New
    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 New
    Type non-aggression pact?
  20. ARES623
    ARES623 21 December 2015 09: 38 New
    These lists may not be read. They are periodically updated for the sake of domestic political movements. The impending elections and the role of various “red rags” in them must be taken into account. Regardless of the lists, Russia was, is and will be the primary "probable adversary" of the United States, if only for the reason that only it has real military capabilities to destroy the United States physically and is not amenable to direct pressure politically. The United States has not grown to the desire to negotiate. They have such a gene - a passionate need for domination. Therefore, if not war, then the aggravation of the political and economic struggle will be unambiguous. Counting 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 New
    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 New
    Obama became more dangerous than Russia? It rushes about like a louse on a lasso.
  23. Gormenghast
    Gormenghast 21 December 2015 09: 50 New
    Ah, how bad. They kicked Obama again. laughing

    Then Kerry declares that Russia "no need to isolate"That Amer Council broke the chant."ISIS, Russia and Ebola".
  24. lotar
    lotar 21 December 2015 09: 58 New
    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 New
    (Russia is no longer on America's list of primary threats)

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

    Yeah ... The dream of the USA is in a veiled form ... So that you can then fall all over Russia into Russia, and at the same time remain white and fluffy in front of the "world community" ...
  27. Al_oriso
    Al_oriso 21 December 2015 10: 10 New
    They removed us from the first place.
    Of course, America must be in the lead everywhere.
  28. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 21 December 2015 10: 57 New
    Here, as in arithmetic - three are written, two in the mind. You can write a lot, but not much to be made public. 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 New
    Well, damn it, "made happy." But America itself has not introduced as the highest threat to other countries?
  30. worldofpain
    worldofpain 21 December 2015 11: 12 New
    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 New
    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 New
    In the film "World Order", Putin admitted that if it seems to any state that another country is being mismanaged and its people deserve a better fate, then it has the right to contribute to regime change, not by military but by political, even financial means. support of the opposition. The question arises whether this permission to change the government applies to Russia. The ground was created for this, the standard of living fell. If Putin believes that his statement does not apply to Russia, then he should have justified it. Otherwise, the logic is incomprehensible.
    1. ARES623
      ARES623 21 December 2015 13: 47 New
      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 New
    What a joy and honor. Can we also make friends with Clinton?