Search: Balkans,USA (8 materials)

Addressing Unresolved Challenges in U.S.-Russia Relations

... red-lines. However, other issues with the potential to spark crises or otherwise accelerate the drift toward confrontation have received less attention in the bilateral U.S.-Russia context. The group identified the strategic competition in the Western Balkans, the future of the nuclear non- proliferation regime, and sanctions as areas that could significantly impact U.S.-Russia relations in the future, but where Washington and Moscow lack clarity about one another’s intentions and about the potential ...

16.03.2020

The Current Trends in Russia–EU Relations

... sub-regional competition between Russia and the European Union (this competition appears to be particularly dangerous in the Western Balkans, given the possibility of an acute political crisis in one or more of the countries in the region). The intensification ... ... organizations); we cannot rule out the possibility that investigations may be launched in some EU states in connection with accusations of Russia interfering in their elections and supporting separatists and political extremists. The harsh confrontation ...

27.01.2020

RIAC–CSIS Expert Meeting on the Prospects for Development of Russia-U.S. Relations

... (CSIS) hosted expert meeting on the prospects for the development of Russia-the U.S. relations. The meeting was part of a long-term bilateral project conducted jointly by RIAC and CSIS since 2015. The discussion focused on the situation in the Western Balkans, challenges of non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, U.S. sanctions against Russia, prospects for Russia-the U.S. relations after the presidential elections in the USA in November 2020. Russian side at the meeting was represented by Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, as well as experts Maxim Samorukov and Julia Roknifard (Sveshnikova). The event was moderated by Jeff Mankoff, Deputy Director and Research Fellow ...

23.10.2019

Possible International “Package Solution” Formats on the Balkans Issue

How to Split the Balkan Knot And Not Destroy Europe? Presently, an extremely unstable situation has developed in the Balkans, with a potentially adverse effect both on the Balkan countries and on the system of international relations as a whole. Intraregional actors are not able to cope with problems that have befallen them. Over the past two decades, they have not ...

18.01.2019

Negotiations on Kosovo 2019 — Opportunities and Limitations for Russia

... participation. The attempts of France and Great Britain to act independently from the EU are also obvious. Within this framework, Russia, as a permanent member of the UN Security Council, as well as a participant in all previous negotiations on the Balkans since the 19th century onwards, has obtained the opportunity to get involved in the settlement of the Kosovo issue. At the same time, it was a good chance to ensure its stance and standing in the region, as a minimum, and to restart the stalled ...

17.01.2019

Russia in the Balkans

Interests of the Leading Actors, Russia’s Presence in Southeast Europe and Russia’s New Strategy In 2016, the new Foreign Policy Concept of the Russian Federation was announced. The absence of such concepts as "the Balkans," "Serbia" and "Southeast Europe" in the text of the Concept clearly reflects Russia's influence and opinions on the subject. The Concept only mentions "Europe" and the "Euro-Atlantic region." Calling ...

13.01.2019

Breaking the U.S.-Russia Impasse: Keeping the Door Open to Dialogue

... addition to opposing Russian talks with the Taliban, U.S. officials have accused Russia of providing arms to the Taliban, an accusation that has been officially denied by Moscow. Will it be possible to achieve a more concerted approach, involving both Washington ... ... terrorist groups such as the Black Hand of that epoch. Could conflicts in the wider Middle East ,’ much like conflicts in the Balkans prior to World War I, similarly draw in regional and major powers — and then spark a global war? 10 Political Economic ...

28.06.2017

Serbia Becomes Europe

The US visit by Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic must be considered primarily in the context of the Individual Partnership Action Plan between the Republic of Serbia and NATO), signed in January 2015. This comprehensive document established a framework for the parties’ collaboration and step-by-step alignment in all areas: military technical cooperation; regional cooperation; economic, legal and law enforcement reform; ethnic issues and EU integration. The visit aims, therefore, to...

04.06.2015

Poll conducted

  1. 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%)
 
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