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Russia’s Comeback Isn’t Stopping With Syria

... its desire to become part of the extended Euro-Atlantic community: Its pleas to be treated as an equal by the United States did not impress Washington, and its demands that its national security interests be respected were ignored in the process 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 ...


Mapping Global Strategic Stability in the Twenty-First Century

..., has changed substantially. Instead of the Cold War’s rigid bipolarity, and the Pax Americana’s unipolarity, there are several independent players in the game. The United States, though no longer as dominant as it was right after the end of the Cold War, remains the strongest power by far. It also remains the leader of NATO, to which two other nuclear powers, the United Kingdom and France, belong. America faces a comprehensive challenge from China, however, and is in a confrontation with Russia. By contrast, China and Russia, officially designated by the United States ...


Russia's Changing Relations with the West: Prospects for a New Hybrid System

... satisfactory level of stability and predictability, both in Europe and in the world as a whole. This model included numerous channels of political interaction, contacts among militaries, risk mitigation measures and arms control treaties. Furthermore, the Cold War model was based on mutual respect and even a degree of mutual trust. So why not fall back on this time-tested con-frontation management practice, using such mechanisms as the NATO–Russia Council, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and the Council of Europe, or new ad-hoc formats like the Russia-NATO Crisis Management Group, which has been repeatedly proposed? At this stage the name of the game ...


A Cold War: A Forecast for Tomorrow

... I know, the military of many nuclear powers lack such ties. The situation has degraded since the late period of the previous Cold War when we had a ramified system of consultations, communication and agreements, which reduced the risk of nuclear weapon ... ... have prevented a war in Europe by disrupting plans to involve Ukrain into Western alliances. If Ukraine had become a member of NATO, a war would have become unavoidable. People have become used to living without war and they think that this is how it will ...


The Golden Background of Eurasia. The New Cold War and the Third Rome.

_ Jurij Kofner, director, Center for Eurasian Studies. Moscow, 18 August 2017.The essay “The Golden Background of Eurasia. The New Cold War and the Third Rome”(Goldgrund Eurasien. Der Neue Kalte Krieg und das Dritte Rom) published in early 2015 in Leipzig by Dimitrios Kisoudis, a German political scientist of Greek origin, may represent a new stage in the study of the Fourth Political ...


Russia and the West: What Does “Equality” Mean?

... West was more than generous in offering Ru ssia a “special arrangement” with the European Union and a se at at the NATO-Russian Council. Moscow had to play by the Western rules, because these rules were supposed to be clearly bet ter for the ... ... how they understood “equality” in the Kremlin. Above all, they never agreed to the idea that Moscow had lost the Cold War and could therefore be treated as a defeated p ower. The predominant perception within the Russian political cla ss was ...


NATO, Russia, and Empathy: Modern Lessons from a Cold War Military Exercise

... combat readiness of its forces in Eastern Europe, including the air force forward-deployed in East Germany, in preparation to meet an expected pre-emptive strike by the United States and its allies. The cause of this anxiety was the 1983 Able Archer NATO military exercise, an unusually large affair that focused on concentrating major formations of allied units in Western Europe in order to fight a combined arms operation, inclusive of tactical nuclear weapons, against the Warsaw Pact. The series ...


Berlin Alarmed by Aggressive NATO Stance on Ukraine The huge gaps between General Breedlove's allegations and the facts provided by the German intelligence service (Bundesnachrichtendienst), lead one to wonder why he continues to ...


The foolishness of U.S. Russia policy

... architect of the doctrine of containment of the Soviet Union, in a 1998 interview, "I think it is the beginning of a new cold war ... I think the Russians will gradually react quite adversely and it will affect their policies. I think it is a tragic ... ... understanding of Russian history and Soviet history. Of course there is going to be a bad reaction from Russia, and then [the NATO expanders] will say that we always told you that is how the Russians are -- but this is just wrong.


US and Russia: Competing agendas in Syria

On October 14, the White House dismissed a proposal by President Putin to send Prime Minister Medvedev to the United States to discuss military cooperation in Syria. White House spokesman Josh Earnest called the proposal a sign of "desperation." Said Earnest: "We&#39;re not interested in doing that, as long as Russia is not willing to make a constructive contribution to our counter- effort," <> But where is the evidence of Russian...


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