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RIAC and ELN Experts Discuss NATO Summit Outcomes

On July 18, 2018, at IIA Rossiya Segodnya, International Multimedia Press Center, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) held a round table on the outcomes of NATO summit. Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, Sir Adam Thomson, Director, European Leadership Network, and Dmitry Danilov, Head of the Department of European security, Institute of Europe, Russian Academy of Sciences, took part in the event. The ...


NATO Is Too Strong to Be Destabilized by One Particular U.S. President

Interview with Christopher Harper, former Director General of the NATO International Military Staff Following the Putin-Trump summit in Helsinki, foreign policy community does not cease to discuss the aftermath of the event and the prospects for Russia – US and Russia – NATO relations. On the sidelines of RIAC ...


INF Treaty: More than Just an Agreement

... Washington win a potential nuclear conflict with Moscow. In this case, the United States could use a decapitating attack, something proposed by U.S. Secretary of Defense James Schlesinger back in 1973 [ 2 ]. Despite the fact that Russia’s Perimeter (NATO reporting name Dead Hand) automatic nuclear response system would make the applicability of this concept questionable, it should not be discounted just yet. Ivan Timofeev: Helsinki Summit: Trading Against the Trends Certain practical changes in ...


Towards a NATO-Russia Basic Understanding

... through the Baltic Sea, the Ukrainian battlegrounds and the Black Sea to Syria. The risks of confrontation are acknowledged, but not necessarily managed properly. Our objective As Russia enters a new political cycle after the 2018 Presidential elections, NATO prepares for its July summit in Brussels, and a Presidential US-Russia summit in Finland is in the cards, we aim to inject new thinking about how Russia and NATO could safely co-exist in the years to come and how Europe’s security could be improved ...


Highly Unlikely: Why Erdogan’s Idea to Jointly Produce Missile Systems with Russia is Stillborn

... successfully carried out. “Erdogan has long been playing these games with the Americans. I initially doubted that this deal could be finalized, but everything goes on like they will finally buy these S-400 systems. That is not a good signal for the US and NATO, because integration of the S-400 in alliance’s air defense system is a problem that could be solved theoretically, but NATO is not going to accept it,” he said. However, according to Buzhinsky, one cannot be sure that the Turks will not annul ...


Prospects for Russia-NATO Relations Discussed at the Greater Europe Working Group Meeting

On June 18–19, 2018, London hosted a Greater Europe project working group meeting on the current state and prospects of relations between Russia and NATO ahead of the forthcoming summit of the North Atlantic Alliance in Brussels on July 11–12. On June 18–19, 2018, London hosted a Greater Europe project working group meeting on the current state and prospects of relations between Russia and NATO ...


NATO–Russia Council: What Are the Outcomes?

On Minimal Results and Positive Signals The principal outcome of the NATO–Russia Council held on May 31, 2018 is that it actually took place. While it was NATO that proposed holding the consultations, it was unclear what the real agenda would be and what practical outcomes were to be expected. And these are the key issues....


U.S.-Russia Relations: The Price of Cold War

... inclusive Euro-Atlantic security community, has, because of Russian actions in Ukraine, sailed off the cliff and into a new military confrontation. Rather than capitalize on the historic opportunity created when at the end of the Cold War the decades-long NATO-Warsaw Pact military standoff was dismantled, the two sides are now rapidly re-militarizing a new central front that cuts through Europe’s potentially least stable regions. Putting the brakes on this trend and finding ways to send it in a safer ...


Searching for a new foundation for German-Russian relations

... strategy in dealing with Russia. The main problem is that the current US policy towards Russia creates risks in the security field that can be dangerous for the security in Europe. Here it needs more German and other European member states leadership in NATO to minimize these risks. What are the preconditions for a new relationship? As long as Russia’s leadership has no interest in opening the economy, establishing the rule of law and developing a competitive market economy, the growth in trade between ...


Saber-Rattling as the Main Threat for Russia and the U.S., and How to Deal with It

... of the authors of the project, Lt. Col. Natalie Vanatta. To quote her, these comic books will shed light on the differences between future and past wars. One of the comic books (“ Silent Ruin ”) deals with an imagined conflict between Russia and NATO countries on the territory of Eastern Europe, where Moscow wins tactically thanks to a cyber attack. “Russian Cyber Command launches a second wave to disable NATO tanks” and “converge on the U.S. consulate,” reads the comic book . Such scenarios ...


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  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
    Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region  
     4 (4%)
    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
     2 (2%)
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