Search: Baltic states,Russia (13 materials)


Only Now Do We See the Real Disintegration of the USSR

... with difficult partners and, in 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 ...


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 to today. The ...


The Baltics in 2020. Frontline States and the Double Periphery

... represent the interests of the Russian-speaking minority. The centrists came to power because they had committed themselves to the principal tenets of Estonian nationalism, thereby ensuring the stability of Estonia’s political course. Roman Mayka: Russia's Position on the Baltic States: Why We Need Each Other While the new approach to the European Union may be connected to the EKRE Eurosceptics coming into the government, the new President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid is attempting to revise the country’s relations with ...


Challenges to Eurasian Security in the Coming Decade

... sure that no significant conflicts break out in the coming decade. Central Asia: Region X Federica Prandin: The EU and Russia in Central Asia: Is There Any Room for Cooperation? Central Asia does not attract as much media attention as Ukraine or the Baltic states, which is a fundamental mistake. Russia's “soft underbelly” may well become a source of bad news in the coming decade. The future of Afghanistan presents the greatest challenge in the region. US troops will leave the country sooner or later, whether commanded out by President Trump ...


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

... was designed as 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 ...


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 ...


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

... exchange for raw materials. A German-Russia economic block would be an additional challenge to America, faced on its other flank by South East Asia. The crystallisation of an anti-Russian buffer in Eastern Europe would impede plans to deepen German-Russian economic cooperation. Poland and the Baltic states are already vocal today in warning against the threat of a Russian attack. Further security cooperation between these states would tighten a hostile belt along the Russian border, which would in turn increase the perception of threat from ...


The Forgotten Island. The Baltic countries will dearly for energy independence

... New Packaging for Old Projects After the start of the Ukrainian crisis, Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn stepped up their efforts to make their countries part of the EU “energy mainland.” At the end of the day the efforts of the leaders of the Baltic states to resolve the current situation are driven by political phobias. On the one hand the Baltic establishment is convinced that the current Russian prices for hydrocarbons are unfair, with their leaders regularly and publicly accusing Russia of taking politically motivated gas decisions. On the other hand the ruling elites in the Baltic republics see this state of affairs as a threat to ...


Eternal Baltic August

... on other states, in violation of their legal obligations before them.” In the 27 years since, the decisions of the Congress and the Commission have been criticized by radical nationalists in the republics, as well as by the governments of the Baltic states and, finally, Russian politicians and historians. The radical nationalists believed that power could de facto and de jure still be taken in 1990. Many Russian historians and politicians, meanwhile, argued that adopting the decision created a legal basis for the Baltic ...


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    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
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    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  
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