NI remembers a lecture given by Kissinger at the Gorchakov Fund when urging the U.S. to cooperate with Russia in a sustainable way

02 March 2016

Since the beginning of the war in Syria in 2011 at least 250 000 people died there and 4.5 million refugees left their permanent residencies. This being said, many of them fled to Europe, thus, causing one of the most serious migration crises since World War II.


Adriel Kasonta writes about that on the pages of U.S. publication National Interest:


Due to that humanitarian catastrophe Europe is facing “the most significant terrorist threat in over 10 years” today, Europol warned on January 25, 2016. This law enforcement body of the European Union stated that “the Paris attacks on 13 November 2015 indicate a shift towards a clear international dimension of Islamic State to carry out special forces style attacks in the international environment”. Europol also mentioned in the recent report that “there is every reason to expect that ISIS will undertake a terrorist attack somewhere in Europe again”.


However, not everybody is confident that the barbarous Islamic group presents the biggest threat to the Judeo-Christian world. According to U.S. businessman of Hungarian origin George Soros, who is included in the list of 30 wealthiest people in the world, “ISIS is dangerous (for the West and the East), but it should not be overestimated. Attacks by the terrorists-jihadists, no matter how horrible they were, cannot be compared to a threat coming from Russia”. The billionaire also warns in his article published in Project Syndicate that “leaders of the United States and the European Union are making a sad mistake thinking that Russia of Vladimir Putin is a potential ally in the fight against the Islamic State” because “the Putin’s goal today is to promote breakup of the EU, and the best way to do that is to flood the EU with Syrian refugees”. He also calls interference of Russia in Syria “a strategic miscalculation” as it resulted in disagreements with Turkey.

A full text of the article in Russian can be found here