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The United States, Russia, and Europe in 2018

... Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington. Their meeting, convened by CSIS and the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), aimed to discuss four topics central to U.S.-Russian relations: the conflict in Ukraine, the future of the European security order, the war in Syria, and the question of interference in other states’ political processes. The attendees participated not as representatives of their countries or governments but rather as experts working collaboratively to define ...


International Expert Group Lays out Ukraine’s Future Scenarios in Berlin

On November 8 in Berlin Friedrich Ebert Stiftung headquarters hosted a presentation of the report on Ukraine’s future scenarios prepared by an international group of experts in 2016-2017. On November 8 in Berlin Friedrich Ebert Stiftung headquarters hosted a presentation of the report on Ukraine’s future scenarios prepared by an international group of experts in 2016-2017. The authors of the report, as well as German experts on Ukraine and German Federal Office authorities took part in the discussion...


John Kerry in Sochi: Will It Be Easier to Breathe by the Sea?

... cycle, including the situation with the Ukrainian crisis – the central issue on the Russian agenda regarding the European dimension of its foreign policy. Russia is trying to resolve the Ukrainian crisis. This means that the systemic problems of European security must be addressed, since the Ukrainian crisis was the result of this systemic crisis of European security. For this to happen, all third parties must be involved – not just Russia and the EU, but the United States as well. Russia is trying to resolve the Ukrainian crisis. This ...


Modern Conflicts as a Reflection of Past Wars

... Alexey Fenenko , Leading Researcher at the RAS Institute of International Security Problems, gave an interview sharing his views on the dangers of modern military conflicts and their similarities to the wars of 17th–18th centuries used by the European royal households to divide the continent. What commonalities can we find between the conflicts in Iraq, former Yugoslavia, Georgia, Afghanistan, and Chechnya? Let's start with the basics, military studies. Back in the 1820s, German military theorist ...


A New Arms Race in Eastern and Northern Europe

Russia's European neighbors are increasing their defense budgets, which is quite logical because Ukraine is on fire and many are wary of Moscow. A new arms race in Eastern and Northern Europe is looming, although limited in scale. This April, the Stockholm International ...


Andrei Kortunov and Igor Yurgens Represent Russia at 2015 Riga Security Seminar

The 2015 Riga Security Seminar devoted to the problems of preserving and strengthening security in Europe in the context of the Ukrainian crisis took place on April 9–10. The seminar was organized by the Latvian Institute of International Affairs and the European Leadership Network , with the support of the Friederich Ebert Stiftung and the U.S. Nuclear Threat Initiative ...


As OSCE Turns 40, It's Ready to Reinvent Itself for the Modern Era

... Seminar “Helsinki+40 Process: Prospects for Strengthening the OSCE” that took place in Moscow on Sept. 25 . Russia Direct: What lessons should the OSCE and the world learn from the Ukrainian crisis? Andrey Kortunov: It seems to me that the Ukrainian crisis has revealed the extreme weakness of European security institutions, including the Russia-NATO Council and other NATO and EU agencies. Of course, in comparison with these organizations, the OSCE did pretty well in Ukraine regardless of its flaws. Yes, it was not so fast. Yes, it came too ...


Ukraine points towards the start of a tumultuous new era in world politics

... frozen and people stop dying. Even that, however, cannot be taken for granted, as continued fighting ahead of the ceasefire’s formal entry into force suggests. If the truce sticks, it will be the first negotiated arrangement in a newly divided Europe, leaving Russia almost alone on the east, with much of the rest of Europe supporting Ukraine. This split can grow much worse if the conflict in Donbass continues. But even if it stops, reconciliation is not on the cards. This means that in the ...


OSCE Faces a Choice

... the issue of a rapid response by the OSCE to crisis and conflict situations run into two main problems, and if these are not solved we will not be able to achieve a substantial strengthening of the organisation, and its activity in the context of the Ukrainian crisis will remain just an episode which does not change the general trend towards the OSCE’s marginalisation in the European security architecture. The first problem is the extremely low negotiating power of the OSCE member states, which has consistently and rapidly declined over the last 15 years. This has resulted in a paradoxical situation: today the OSCE has incomparably ...


A Beginning of Dialogue? Russia's Ivanov and Germany's Ischinger Discuss the Ukraine Crisis

... Parliament to withdraw decisions authorizing the use of Russian military force in Ukraine? Could these be steps by Russia to contribute to ending the "hangover of mistrust, suspicion, and prejudice", as you correctly define it? LESSON THREE: European security must be addressed IVANOV: Third, the Ukrainian crisis has demonstrated the fragility and unreliability of the existing institutions of Euro-Atlantic security. Regrettably, Europe does not have a single valid agreement on the control of conventional arms and armed forces. Plans to modernize ...


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