Search: Black Sea Region (5 materials)

Neutrality for the Black Sea Region Countries: Abstraction, Unattainable Goal or Effective Model?

... Balance in the Black Sea Countries Since 2019, the Institute for Security Policy (Vienna) has held several expert seminars on Black Sea issues, where representatives of the European Union, the United States, Russia and the former Soviet countries in the Black Sea Region have already identified existing contradictions between the sides, as well as areas of common interest. The seminars provide an atmosphere for experts to openly discuss a broad range of ideas and development scenarios. In this regard,...


THAAD in Romania: Underlying Rationale and Motivations

Is it about Russia-Romania relations or about the poor status of current NATO-Russia relations? Ruslan Mamedov, Olga Pylova: On the Road to “Strategic Depth” in the Black Sea Region On 11 April 2019, NATO confirmed US plans to deploy of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system to Romania. According to NATO officials, the United States will fulfill its commitment to NATO’s Ballistic Missile Defence ...


RIAC at a Meeting with the UNDP Assistant Administrator

... the organizers of the meeting, the discussion was opened by Timur Makhmutov, RIAC Deputy Director of Programs. The discussion focused on the prospects for the implementation of development projects and conflict resolution in the South Caucasus and the Black Sea region, migration challenges in European countries, including the post-Soviet space. The participants pointed out the possibility of increasing cooperation among regional development banks, and discussed the potential of trade and economic interaction ...


On the Road to “Strategic Depth” in the Black Sea Region

Pre-emptive measures are required to avoid severe escalation For many years, the Black Sea has been a platform for the military exercises of Black Sea region countries and their partners. For instance, in September 2018, the strategic command staff exercise Cossack Freedom — 2018 was held and involved Ukrainian troops. A few months prior, in July 2018, the joint Ukraine–US Navy exercise ...


Athens Hosts Talks on Cooperation between Russia and the West in the Black Sea Region

The international conference “Back to the Cold War or Forward to a Stable Relationship? Political and Energy Relations between Russia and the West in the Black Sea” was held in Athens on January 22–23. The event was organized by the Hellenic Foundation for European & Foreign Policy and was attended by around 70 experts, diplomats, government officials, journalists and heads of public organizations from across Europe. RIAC Member and Director of the Institute of Europe in Moscow...


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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