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Conquering the Emptiness: A New Stage in the Militarization of Outer Space

... preparations for orbital warfare were openly declared to be its principal task. Orbital warfare is also one of the subjects to be taught to officers at the new training centre. The U.S. initiative caused a domino effect among its allies. In September 2019, France established, as part of its air force, a Space Command with a higher status than before, and in October 2020, NATO announced the creation of a space centre at Allied Air Command in the Ramstein Air Base in Germany. Meanwhile, the United Kingdom is planning to establish its own Space Command in 2022 , and even the “pacifist” Japan announced the launch of a new “Space Operations Squadron” to "protect Japanese satellites." Undoubtedly, this process is only gaining ...

09.02.2021

The UN Security Council Shirks the Test for Coronavirus

... thus develop an immunity to it. In the end, President of France Emmanuel Macron was forced to point out rather bluntly the real limits of British sovereignty to his pompous counterpart Boris Johnson. Having threatened to close the border between the United Kingdom and France (and between the United Kingdom and the European Union), Paris forced London to keep in step with other European countries. The European Union had thus twisted the United Kingdom’s arm, forcing it to play by European rules. But who will twist ...

02.04.2020

Weimar 2.0 and Russia

... why we have many problems in common with Europe, those that generate states of inequality and despair, other forms of alienation. They are easier to solve together. We can draw lessons from each other’s mistakes. If we take the pensions reform in France, something could be prompted by the experience of the similar reform in Russia. It has led to a substantial rise in the over-all uncertainty in the country, which might continue well into the 2024 elections, unless a broad maneuver is undertaken ...

30.09.2019

The World After the INF Treaty: Time to Let European Leaders in on the Game?

... to its security than it did at the beginning of the century. And the bilateral dialogue on nuclear issues between the United States and Russia is extremely difficult at best, and, at worst, in a state of limbo for the foreseeable future. Meanwhile, France and the United Kingdom are still nuclear powers and permanent members of the UN Security Council. And Germany has been a non-permanent member since the beginning of 2019. Maybe it is time for European leaders to show the same kind of political will and imagination ...

05.02.2019

Possible International “Package Solution” Formats on the Balkans Issue

... “Multilateral Format” Scenarios 1. Regardless of the resolution of the post-Yugoslav heritage problems, formation of a permanent "Balkan Council" is a top priority. It would include representatives of Russia, the US, Great Britain, Turkey, France, Italy, Slovenia and Germany as international observers, with mediation on the part of the EU and the UN, and also envoys of all the Western Balkan countries. The logical way to give life to this format is to reframe and accelerate the work of ...

18.01.2019

Intermediate-Range Challenges

... The INF Treaty is falling apart at the seams, creating threats to all the arms control regimes in their current form. The crisis could either bury the very principle of arms control or create an environment for a new strategic stability architecture. France and the United Kingdom are obviously concerned about the possibility of becoming targets for Russia’s restored non-strategic missiles. In the worst-case scenario, if the INF Treaty is cancelled altogether, the current cooperation on the SCALP/Storm Shadow cruise ...

13.11.2018

Turkey vs. the EU: Still arguing? Russians Are Coming…

... place. Moreover, the 2017 referendum demonstrated that the overwhelming majority of ethnic Turks support Recep Erdogan. Italy, France and Spain are largely guided by economic considerations and the Realpolitik concept. At the same time, “junior” EU ... ... with the European Union’s common trade policy, but it may not participate in decision-making processes. For instance, the United Kingdom initiated Brexit and is in talks with Brussels on the future economic development. Even though economic relations ...

12.04.2018

The Obsolete Legacy of Antarctica

...., Godfrey J.S. Regional Oceanography: An Introduction. N.Y.: Pergamon, 1994. 5 . Claims have been made by Argentina and the United Kingdom (the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands) as well as Argentina and Chile (islands of the ... ... the Soviet Union and the United States, upheld the royal decree of 1927 on the accession of the “Bouvet sector.” France’s Antarctic dominions include the Crozet Islands, Kerguelen Island, the island of Saint-Paul and Amsterdam Islands....

29.07.2015

Is the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank a New Bretton Woods?

It has recently been reported that France, Germany and Britain are joining the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), a major Chinese initiative launched in 2013, which now incorporates 32 states, five of them in Europe, plus New Zealand. Russia is so far outside the process, which ...

24.03.2015

The Third Crusade

... name, Inherent Resolve, until October 15 . This is a totally unique case, especially considering the fact that America’s Western allies have always promptly named their own contributions to the intervention (Shader in Great Britain, Chammal in France, Impact in Canada, and Okra in Australia). In the overall context, the name “Inherent Resolve” smacks of the defence department taking a swipe at the political leadership. On the whole, for the U.S. global war machine this is a regional ...

06.03.2015
 

Poll conducted

  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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