Search: West (176 materials)

 

Beyond the Right Side of History

...?” The title drew a line under a long period of world history and held out the promise of a perpetual liberal world order. The latter had proved its worth by winning the fierce 20th-century confrontation without firing a single shot. Yet, today’s Western world is being swept by a pessimism bordering on panic. Just a couple of years ago, the advocates of the rules-based liberal world order acted confidently, arguing that there was no real alternative to it and that temporary difficulties would ...

20.02.2019

Standing for Everything Evil against Everything Good: Russia’s Hostile Measures in Europe

... objectives: pursuing security and survival of the regime; developing and maintaining great-power status; exerting influence within the near abroad in order to pull these countries into its sphere of influence; increasing cooperation and trade with Western Europe; undermining enlargement of the European Union and NATO into the post-Soviet space. It is assumed that Moscow will use “measures short of war” as a tactic. This term was introduced by George Kennan in the late 1940s to denote the ...

19.02.2019

Support for Cooperation among Governments to Address Cyber Threats to Nuclear Weapons Systems

Statement by the Euro-Atlantic Security Leadership Group (EASLG) Statement by the Euro-Atlantic Security Leadership Group (EASLG) We have crossed over to a new nuclear era in which cyber capabilities transform the nuclear risks. A successful cyberattack on nuclear weapons or related systems—including nuclear planning systems, early warning systems, communication systems, and delivery systems, in addition to the nuclear weapons themselves — could have catastrophic consequences. Bilateral and multilateral...

15.02.2019

Support for Crisis Management Dialogue and Strategic Stability in the Euro-Atlantic Region

Statement by the Euro-Atlantic Security Leadership Group (EASLG) Statement by the Euro-Atlantic Security Leadership Group (EASLG) Today, the United States, NATO, and Russia continue to severely curtail dialogue on crisis management in the Euro-Atlantic region, depriving ourselves of an essential tool to prevent an incident from turning into unimaginable catastrophe. The lack of effective and reliable crisis management dialogue and tools sharpens mistrust and undercuts progress on broader issues...

15.02.2019

Putin's Last Term: Taking the Long View

... policy, Centre for European Reform Igor Yurgens, Chairman of the Management Board, Institute of Contemporary Development, RIAC Member Putin has dominated Russia since 1999. He now faces many problems, including how to transfer power, if at all. The West should prepare for change – or for no change. Vladimir Putin has dominated the Russian political scene since 1999. But he is now in what should be his final term as president. He faces economic, social and foreign policy problems; and he has to ...

23.01.2019

Western Sanctions and Russian Counter Sanctions: Reasons and Effects

... reasons for the introduction of US sanctions against Russia?- Washington is guided by the interests of a small group of financial and military-industrial lobbyists. It presents these interests, depending on the president, either as protection of "Western freedom and democracy", or as protection of its national" interests. The true aim of them is to preserve, by any means possible, the leadership of the United States in the global competition for the factors of production. Thus, their ...

31.12.2018

Putin is a leader made for the Russian Federation

... modernization, the rapid growth in Russian prosperity and the impressive improvement in the Russian infrastructure were amply demonstrated by the success of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Putin and his administration still remain a powerful engine of Russia’s Western-style modernization. In that sense, we can only admire the president’s determination to maintain the country’s pro-Western course — which is especially impressive given the ongoing foreign policy confrontation with the West. In the West ...

12.12.2018

William Hill on Russia — West Crisis: It Is Nobody’s Fault, It Is Everybody’s Fault

... for Russia: European Security Institutions Since 1989” written by William Hill. RIAC Website Editor Anastasia Tolstukhina discussed with the author the evolution of relations between Russia and NATO, the reasons behind the crisis between East and West, Russia’s place in the world politics and other questions. William Hill is professor emeritus of national security strategy at the National War College (Washington DC); he retired from Foreign Service after serving in various European countries,...

23.11.2018

Five Challenges for Modern Public Diplomacy and How to Tackle Them

Serious confrontation between Russia and the West is not the best environment for developing public diplomacy: Many view it as hidden propaganda instead of a tool of improving bilateral relations between countries. How can one deal with the problem in the current situation? “Hybrid Analytica: ...

18.10.2018

One More Time on Greater Europe and Greater Eurasia

... understanding of the European future and for a consorted EU–Russia effort at building a shared Greater Europe? Most likely, it would not. The Ukrainian conflict, as important as it is, should not overshadow more fundamental divisions between the East and the West; these divisions are not likely to disappear any time soon. Andrey Kortunov: Europe and Russia: Four Scenarios for the New Cycle Diverging visions of the European future Even during the honeymoon of the Russian-EU cooperation in early 2000s Moscow ...

02.10.2018
 

Poll conducted

  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%)
 
For business
For researchers
For students