Bartenev V.I.

Aid Prohibition as A Tool of the U.S. Foreign Policy: De Jure And De Facto

The United States is indisputable global leader in utilizing tools of economic statecraft to secure national interests both through rewarding foreign countries for policies conforming the Washington interests and through punishing them for a deviant behavior. Foreign assistance is one of such mechanisms of global influence. This paper examines the issue of aid prohibition. The first section contains a catalog and an original typology of effective universal (not country-specific) restrictions on foreign aid provision based on the type of the recipient government’s actions or inactions through its domestic policy or international behavior that trigger harming the U.S. economic interests.

The U.S. Quest for New Technological Foundations of Military Superiority: Dilemmas of the Third Offset Strategy

The last decades have witnessed a remarkable surge of interest in studying the in uence of science and technology on world politics. However, not all channels of such in uence have been examined with equal rigor. Whereas numerous researchers have explored meticulously the impact of technologies on warfare, the issues of using military-technological breakthroughs to achieve political goals have been addressed less frequently. This paper seeks to ll this gaping niche by decomposing the Third O set Strategy (TOS), a recent initiative of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) aimed at ensuring military-technological superiority of the United States in the XXI century, predominantly, by o setting the new capabilities of the Russian Federation and the Popular Republic of China.