Search: Cold War (70 materials)

 

The Road to Peace and Cooperation in Europe and the World

UN reform talks deadlocked primarily because the U.S. and the developing nations disagreed about the fundamental problem which had to be corrected. In the early post-Cold War era, when most Americans saw their country as the key “decision-maker,” Bill Clinton only reversed George Bush Sr. and agreed to discuss a UN reform in order to reduce America’s UN dues.Source: uniogbis.unmissions.orgWhat he hoped to do ...

23.06.2021

Optimistic about the meeting between Russian and American Foreign Ministers

... Sergey Lavrov and the U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken was held on 19 May 2021. It was the first high-level interaction between the U.S. and Russia since President Joe Biden took office, which comes amidst heightened tensions between the former Cold War adversaries. The geopolitics was worsening rapidly, and the danger of a third World War has increased tremendously.Source: TASS The situation in the Middle East, the Iran-U.S. tensions, the China-U.S. rivalry, India-China border disputes, tensions ...

04.06.2021

Political Strategies in a Multi-Polar World. Where is European Union in All This Story?

... and the Covid-19 pandemic. At the same time, this turmoil and dissensions offer opportunities for the great powers to consolidate their positions in international relations and to dispute the notion of rivalry more than hegemony.Reuters The end of the Cold War meant not only the transition to another structure of the international system (from bipolarity to unipolarity to multipolarity) but also the end of the hegemonic rivalry between the U.S., as a hegemon, and the USSR, as a competitor. Now, international ...

24.05.2021

A ‘Patriotic Heretic’ Favoring Renewal of U.S.-Russian Détente

... today than ever before in history” (p. 109). So wrote the American expert on Russia Stephen F. Cohen—who passed away on 18 September 2020 in New York—in his last published book [ 1 ]. For over a dozen years, Cohen had been warning of a “new Cold War,” no longer between two capitalist and communist blocs, but between the U.S. and the post-communist Russia. A number of other prominent scholars and institutions, such as the left-leaning Noam Chomsky [ 2 ], and the right-leaning Council of ...

18.03.2021

As Glaciers Thaw, Arctic Becomes a Hot Spot to Geopolitical Interests

... under the Belt and Road Initiative” report, stressing the need for law enforcement for maritime activities. Therefore, China’s military expansion is inevitable, given the country’s sovereignty to pursue further maritime activity in the Arctic. New Cold War or Cooperation? The majority of recent reports on the Arctic focus on the possibility of a “New Cold War.” In the past decade, the upsurge of military forces as well as the Arctic’ growing geopolitical dimensions raise historical notions ...

04.03.2021

Surviving in a Deregulated Strategic World

... other side accept defeat. Underlying this is a belief (which appears to be a fateful illusion, more present among American scholars and experts) that war and achieving victory in it have again become possible, with the stakes much lower than during the Cold War, and the prospect of total annihilation itself is enough to deter the weaker party, Russia, from using its nuclear weapons on a massive scale. This is the principal danger these days. Misperceptions – or lack of clear understanding - between ...

04.02.2021

Covid-19 Sports Diplomacy. Soft power vs. populism

... power" sports diplomacy, before the concept of "hard power" was even "branded." It was the era when the calculations to develop nuclear power—and nuclear weapons—were made with slide rules, not supercomputers. During the same Cold War period, during the global polio epidemic (it was not called a pandemic), the Kremlin allowed millions of Soviet citizens to be tested with the polio vaccine developed by the American doctor, Albert Sabin. This was an amazing diplomatic and humanitarian ...

23.05.2020

Russia and the US: Where Will the Growing Alienation Lead to?

... restrictions, many opportunities still remain for cooperation in a wide range of areas. The social capital of old ties is still working. However, seeing this as an upward trend would be stretching it. The situation is totally different even from the Cold War, when both the Soviet Union and the US were in confrontation. There was a high mutual interest on both sides then. Restrictions on contact and cooperation were extremely severe. But the trend was different, and reversed into a rapid and exponential ...

27.11.2019

30 Years Fall of the Berlin Wall-Time for a New East Policy?

On November 9th was the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Time to reflect on the development of the last 30 years and why we are on the verge of a new Cold War today. Perhaps Gorbachev made the mistake of not securing his own design for a New Europe at the time. The United States and the United Kingdom got Germany´s NATO membership, France the euro, Gorbachev $ 13 billion for the withdrawal of troops ...

22.11.2019

Russia’s Comeback Isn’t Stopping With Syria

... of NATO enlargement. And so from the early 2010s, the Kremlin started charting a course that was clearly at odds with its earlier policies of Western integration. With the Russian military intervention in Ukraine in 2014, the breakout from the post-Cold War, Western-dominated order was complete. The takeover of Crimea and support for separatism in Donbass did not presage a policy of reconquering Eastern Europe, as many in the West feared, but it clearly set Ukraine and other former Soviet republics ...

19.11.2019
 

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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  
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    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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