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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

Relations between the U.S. and Russia appear to be almost at the point of no return Relations between the U.S. and ... ... interference. These include security concerns and disputes revolving around NATO and European Union enlargement, Russian actions in Crimea and eastern Ukraine, as well as... ... 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...


Russia and Belarus: Forging Future Together

... 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... ... 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 have a dialogue with the EEU indicates the preservation of the status quo in the European Union’s eastern policy, which could have been amended if the two blocs...


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

... make use of geopolitical reasons to prevent the withdrawal of those countries from Russia’s sphere of influence. Armenia became the first country, where the security... ... blockade from Europe’s last closed border, which is also the customs border of the European Union, as well as the exclusion of the country from regional energy and communication... ... Mezhevich: “Money in the Morning — Chairs In The Evening” or “Eastern Partnership” before the Riga Summit Arshaluis Mgdesian : Armenia’s...


Belarus to Learn Maidan Lessons

... in Minsk can be considered the most effective so far, with both Western Europe and Russia viewing the Minsk Protocol signed on February 12, 2015 as the only possible compromise... ... promote since the beginning of the Ukrainian crisis. In 2014, after the failure of the Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius, Belarus reached an agreement with Brussels on... ... “Transitional Phase”, thus ushering in a new format of relations with the European Union. According to official statements , this format primarily involves cooperation...


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 become its members. Authors: L. N. Shishelina, Dr. of History (Lead Author and Compiler); A. V. Drynochkin,...


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

... Ukrainian crisis excessively into a geopolitical framework. To be sure, the crisis has a tangible geopolitical aspect--mostly for Russia. It is easy to imagine how the U.S. would react if, for example, an anti-American regime came to power in Canada 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 ...


European Neighborhood Policy and the Eastern Partnership Programme

... such, this is an issue where the two sides will not find an agreement on, but this is a matter for dialogue and discussion between the sides though this has never been the case. So this is probably the reason why there are misperceptions on the part of Russia and a lack of perception on the part of the European Union. The Eastern partnership programme has made a lot of noise lately, especially since the Vilnius summit November. During the Vilnius summit in November, Georgia and Moldova signed association agreements with the EU, while Ukraine did not. Is there a fundamental ...


The Future of Eastern Partnership

... momentum to the swinging of the ‘Ukrainian pendulum’. The false ‘Europe or Russia’ choice offered by the European Union further polarized Ukrainian society. Two alternative structures of the region were set against one another: the Eastern Partnership under the auspices of the European Union and the EurAsEC Customs Union. Russia could not remain an onlooker and managed to convince Yanukovych that signing the Association Agreement with the European Union was not good for Ukraine. Thereafter the crisis escalated, not least because Western countries supported the Maidan protesters ...


There will be no Cold War

... have been his most important ever —, Putin hit a markedly anti-Western tone. Partially rewriting history, he bemoaned the West’s hypocrisy, double standards, and mingling in foreign countries; this time, ‘crossing a line’, in Russia’s sphere of interest. We have a Russia-West situation; we have hostility. Yes, it looks like a new ‘Cold War’. But it won’t get to that. It can’t get to that, because there is a huge disparity in power. Russia is ...


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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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