Search: Baltic states (19 materials)

 

The Rail Baltica: A Thorny Path Towards a United Railway System in the Baltics

... system, but will it be feasible enough to be independent of the third countries? The new rail project in the Baltics is considered to bring better rail connectivity between Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania with the rest of Western Europe helping to integrate Baltic states with the rest of the EU. For freight traffic, it may help to increase the capacity of the rail network and develop trade within the Baltics and with other European countries. For passengers, it will reduce the journey time to Poland and ...

13.09.2021

Only Now Do We See the Real Disintegration of the USSR

... many cases, this art was simply missing in Moscow following the end of the Cold War. We should have invested many more resources in building stronger relations with our neighbours. I do not recall a single visit of any Russian President to any of the Baltic states, while American and many Western European leaders paid visits to Tallinn regularly. But Estonia should be more important to Russia than it is to the US, given that we are neighbours, share a common history and the country’s large Russian-speaking ...

20.04.2021

Respect Thy Neighbor: Russia and the Baltic Region

... unchecked hostility Twenty-five years ago, soon after I joined Carnegie, I launched my first project at the Carnegie Moscow Center. It was focused on the Baltic Sea area. As a result, I even wrote a short book for CMC called The Baltic Chance: The Baltic States, Russia, and the West in the New Europe. The idea behind both the project and the book was to conceptualize the role of the Baltic Sea region as a laboratory for ever closer collaboration between Russia and the rest of Europe. Fast forward ...

25.01.2021

The Baltics in 2020. Frontline States and the Double Periphery

Full-fledged economic and social crises could be sparked in the Baltic states Politics. A Populist Revolt with Zero Results Over the past three years, political processes in the Baltic states have developed within the overall western trend of the population protesting against the old elites, characterised by voting ...

20.01.2020

Challenges to Eurasian Security in the Coming Decade

... planned for the spring of 2020, which will practice new, more Cold War-like scenarios involving the defence of NATO’s eastern flank. Georgia, although formally a participant in the drill of nearly 40,000 NATO troops mainly deployed in Poland and the Baltic states, will only be involved in airdropping a small multinational force. Armenia and Azerbaijan: a powder keg Sergey Markedonov: The Trans-Caucasus in 2019 Is Not a Monolithic Region Another hotspot in Transcaucasia is the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict....

14.01.2020

Outlines for future conventional arms control in Europe: A sub-regional regime in the Baltics

This new ELN policy brief looks at ways to reduce the risk of military confrontation between Russia and NATO, namely in the Baltic region. The authors argue that steps to ensure military stability are not only possible, but are also mutually beneficial. This new ELN policy brief looks at ways to reduce the risk of military confrontation between Russia and NATO, namely in the Baltic region. The authors argue that steps to ensure military stability are not only possible, but are also mutually beneficial...

11.09.2019

Russia's Position on the Baltic States: Why We Need Each Other

... a food-for-thought paper, so it doesn't propose any solutions on how to get out of the crisis (on how to resolve the crisis). It's rather a provocation to generate the discussion about such a complicated issue as the relations between Russia and the Baltic states. It's no secret that relations between Russia and the EU are at a stalemate. Imposed sanctions, the policy of "selective engagement", and disagreements over the Ukrainian crisis and other problematic parts of the world continue ...

18.07.2019

RIAC and ECFR Hold a Seminar on Relations between Russia and the Baltic States

On June 10–12, 2019, in St. Petersburg, European Council on Foreign Relations together with Russian International Affairs Council held an expert meeting on “Security Issues in Relations between Russia and the Baltic States and Russia-Ukraine Relations” On June 10–12, 2019, in St. Petersburg, European Council on Foreign Relations together with Russian International Affairs Council held an expert meeting on “Security Issues in Relations between Russia ...

16.06.2019

A Bridge that Was Not Built, a Hong Kong that Did Not Prosper: Kaliningrad at the Cross-road of History

Collapse of the USSR was to have become a starlet hour for Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia´s “island” in the “heart” of Europe. Domestic and foreign commentators — excited with seeming end of the Cold War and the East-West confrontation — rushed into calling the oblast (whose geographical location is indeed a promising one) as Russia´s would-be “Baltic Hong Kong”. The reality however did not match the expectations. Bright images turned out to be a part of — what Russia´s former Minister of Foreign Affairs...

06.02.2018

Eastern Europe is attempting a ride. Will America press the pedal?

... United States in June 2017. A sister project is under construction on the Croatian island of Krk. Efforts to decrease energy dependence on Russia are actively supported by European institutions. The European Commission, for example, will work with the Baltic states to link their electricity grids to the EU through Poland by 2025. One of the main challenges that participants of the Three Seas Summit face is economic. Additionally, a lack of infrastructural capacity could severely impede on the ambitions ...

27.07.2017
 

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  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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