Paolo Zucconi is research assistant at Osservatorio Analitico, analyst at Geopolitical Review and at Alpha Institute of Geopolitics and Intelligence, publishing articles about international security issues. His area of expertise is Russian security and foreign policy, post-soviet space as well as security studies in the Caucasus and eastern Europe. He holds a BA in Political Science and International Relations at the University of Florence with a thesis dissertation on Russian-Georgian war of August 2008. This blog examines Russian security policy and selected international security issues in the Caucasus, eastern Europe and Central Asia (post-soviet space).
The current situation in Ukraine is mostly considered as a simply conflict between pro-Russian insurgency and the Ukrainian government. But the truth has become far more complex and it is now a crucial security issue for EU and Russian governance. …
In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements 33 (31%) U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity 30 (28%) U.S. wants to dissolve Russia 24 (22%) U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China 21 (19%)