Search: Eastern Partnership,Russia (24 materials)


Georgia in a New World: Between Russia and the West

... plans to bear up with a further protraction in its European integration, yet the dissatisfaction of the Georgian government about the unfair treatment by the West keeps mounting. After all, Georgia has been the most diligent and loyal participant of the Eastern Partnership program. One should not expect the Caucasian Republic to abandon its Euro-Atlantic course in the foreseeable future, but a further expansion of economic ties with Russia is predictable and rather inevitable. Georgia’s focus shifting towards regional collaboration is equally predictable. In the new world, where global interaction is in decline, regional interaction is most important, since the neighboring states ...


Andrey Kortunov Takes Part in Tallinn Conference on the Eastern Partnership

On March 2, 2018, in Tallinn, Estonian Center of Eastern Partnership held the 5th annual Tallinn Conference on the Eastern Partnership. On March 2, 2018, in Tallinn, Estonian Center of Eastern Partnership held the 5th annual Tallinn Conference on the Eastern Partnership. Diplomats, independent experts,...


Breaking the U.S.-Russia Impasse: Keeping the Door Open to Dialogue

... and in part due to lack of progress on the ongoing conflict in Ukraine — will it eventually prove possible for the U.S., Europeans and Russia to wind down trade and other sanctions that generally hurt all sides, even if unevenly? Given the negative Russian reaction to the EU Eastern Partnership, and the expansion of EU influence into post-Soviet states, including Ukraine and Belarus, what if EU took steps to bring Russia into a new form of EU partnership? Could the EU and Russia forge new trade and monetary arrangements, ...


Russia and Belarus: Forging Future Together

... establishment of mechanisms to deter and prevent risks, a sort of “de-conflicting” diplomacy. It is important for Russia to have Belarus, its military and economic ally, pursue a predictable foreign policy. If Brussels’ recently declared ... ... European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), namely, stabilization and differentiation (i.e. the use of tailor-made approaches with the Eastern Partnership member states), are implemented, there will be a real possibility to reduce tensions in Eastern Europe. At ...


Armenian Experts’ Debate: “Membership in the EEU in Exchange for Security”

... Фото: REUTERS / David W Cerny Nikolay Mezhevich: “Money in the Morning — Chairs In The Evening” or “Eastern Partnership” before the Riga Summit Arshaluis Mgdesian : Armenia’s accession to the EEU has already produced ... ... crises in other EEU member states will affect the economy of your country? Kazakhstan’s priority in the bloc is economics, Russia focuses on geopolitics, Belarus sees it as a new chance to obtain economic dividends from Russia, and Armenia treats the ...


Belarus to Learn Maidan Lessons

... even slightly from the equilibrium state, the forces of the system cause it to move even farther away. Lyubov Shishelina: Russia and the Visegrad Group: The Ukrainian Challenge In the case of Belarus and its attempts to adhere to this “unstable ... ... not supported by a political “civilizational choice”. Brussels fully demonstrated this approach on the eve of the Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius, when the “Fule list” (a list of reforms needed to move towards European integration),...


Russia and the Visegrad Group: The Ukrainian Challenge

RIAC Report #22, 2015 The Eastern Partnership policy that triggered the Ukrainian crisis has provided ample opportunity to reflect on Russia–EU relations, alongside with evaluating cooperation between Russia and the Visegrad Group countries (also called the Visegrad Four or V4). The Visegrad Four have taken on responsibility for the eastward enlargement of the European Union having ...


The EU Eastern Partnership program: lessons for Russia

... invitation of representatives of the Russian Ministry of Economics to the summit in Riga (which is planned to be held in May 2015) could become one of such steps offered, I.D. Soltanovsky at the RIAC conference devoted to prospects of the relations of Russia and the EU. Nevertheless, "Eastern Partnership" with its "positive" and "negative" consequences has become an important lesson for Russia. Moscow activated its policy towards the Central and Eastern Europe, and also South Caucasus in order not to lose to ...


Ukraine crisis: Need for a new order in Europe and Eurasia

... necessary at all. The problem of security in Europe and Eurasia after the collapse of the USSR was never adequately thought through and negotiated. If it had been, Russia might have ended up as a strategic partner rather than a geopolitical adversary. The Eastern Partnership is essentially a project of anti-Russian Swedes and Poles, with much of the EU, going along with the project with different levels of reluctance or enthusiasm. Its sponsors must have given assurances that the project would not involve significant costs, and would not entail a promise ...


Is Ukrainian Crisis the Last for Russia?

... fall apart.” It’s worth remembering that gas supplies to Ukraine were cut off on June 16. However, Ukraine has somehow managed to cope with this for the past three months. What do you think of the prospects for the Eastern Partnership? The Eastern Partnership initiative entails a geopolitical repartition of the whole region. In fact, this program changes boundaries, since it raises the issue of Russia’s genuine borders with the countries of Eastern Europe. The realization of this initiative will aggravate the status of unrecognized states and complicate Russia's relations with other countries, especially with Ukraine. Furthermore, it will ...


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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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