Search: Germany,Europe,Russia (6 materials)

Building Europe’s Future

... University and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Moscow as part of the Germany’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union and of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, as well as in the framework of the Year of Germany in Russia. Text of the Lecture Building Europe’s Future Prof Kuzminov, Prof Prostakov, Dear Students, Thanks a lot for the invitation to speak to you today. I regret that, due to the pandemic, I can´t talk to you face to face—but I enjoy that I can reach out to so many of you online. I´m ...


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

... 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 in the nuclear sphere that they demonstrated in 2003....


The Euro-Atlantic Security Formula: The Implications of NATO-Russia Relations to the Baltic Sea Region

... into the fundamentals of democracy in the US and beyond needs to give way to a rational dialogue on the parameters of vulnerability as well as measures of trust and control. Given the inertia of the US cyber scandal, such dialogue could be initiated by Germany. The sixth component concerns peripheral conflicts in Russia and Europe. The most serious of these is the situation in Donbass and the civil war in Syria. In both conflicts, Russia and the West are on opposing sides. Symptomatically, even the common threat coming from the Islamic » State and other radicals does little ...


German-Russian International Affairs Dialogue (GRID). Conference Reports

... relations, while the German participants stated that the German foreign policy priority is maintaining EU cohesion and that is why we need Russia-EU trust-building. They emphasized that Germany places a lot of priority on its relations with its Eastern-European neighbors, which is why rebuilding trust between Germany and Russia should involve (apart from settling the conflict in the Ukraine) (re)building trust between Russia and Eastern Europe. According to them, Russia needs to take a more active approach in its relations with these countries, encouraging them to address ...


Mutual Perception of Russia and Europe Discussed in Berlin

On October 23-24, 2015, RIAC Program Director Ivan Timofeyev was in Berlin at conference “Back to the Future? Ideas and Strategies of retrograde Modernization in Russia and Post-Soviet Space” organized by the German Association of East European Studies within project network “Institutions and Institutional Change in Postsocialism.” The event was attended by prominent scholars and experts from West and East Europe, among them President of Munich Security Conference Wolfgang ...


Germany, Europe and Russia: Walls Instead of Bridges

... Therefore, any possible disappointment from her or the German establishment would more likely originate from the realization, that not every nation in Europe is so easily condescending with fulfilling any of Berlin's desires. First Among Equals? Indeed, the Russian Federation is not the only country whose relations grew cold with Berlin. If we take a look no further than inside the European Union itself, it is no mystery that Germany has to be reckoned as one of the preeminent driving forces of the community. This is due especially to its economic leadership, which is complimented by its preponderous political influence on the decisions of the EU's organs. But all great accomplishments ...


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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  
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