Search: International security,NATO (73 materials)


Do We Have a Future?

... replaced by appinions. Aleksey Arbatov: The Ukrainian Crisis and Strategic Stability Tomorrow brings yesterday: we are heading for perpetual war, with the danger of the obliteration of most of humanity. Those of us who remember have only to recall how NATO, instead of disbanding, ignored Russia’s concerns and attempts at serious dialogue, expanded, and then illegally bombed Belgrade, ignoring the UN. That was not enough, as the West then destroyed Iraq (lying, into the bargain) and Libya, and tried ...


A New Western Cohesion and World Order

Working paper № 69 / 2022 Working paper № 69 / 2022 The working paper explores the factors that predetermined the Western switch from divergence to convergence in the 2020s along with the key features of the commenced consolidation within the ranks of the Collective West. Is current Western unity incidental or strategic? Is it transient or long-standing? How much do the interests of the major power centers of the Collective West diverge? How likely is this unity to extend to subsequent engagement...


Military Aspects of Russia’s Stance in the Arctic

... required. Developing submarine, air and missile defense in the Arctic is also perceived as extremely important in bolstering the national defense potential. The implication is that the Northern Fleet must be capable of assisting the Baltic Fleet on NATO’s eastern flank, while also interacting with the Pacific Fleet in case any threat emanates from the Asia-Pacific. Direct and explicit threat The threats and dangers faced by Russia in the Arctic can be divided into those that already exist and ...


Why Did U.S. Prioritize Containing Russia Over China?

... his nation. He said that the initial intent is to stop Kiev’s genocidal onslaught on the newly recognized Donbass Republics, after it provoked a third round of civil war hostilities with Washington’s backing. The Russian leader also claimed that NATO clandestinely established military infrastructure in the former Soviet Republic for the purpose of carrying out a surprise attack against his country sometime in the future. This would presumably come after the U.S. neutralized Russia’s nuclear ...


Russian Security Cannot be Anti-Russian

... Such brazen disregard for what Russia sees as an obvious diplomatic and military “double standard” causes great harm to international security, as it pushes Russia into a situation where it feels it has no choice but consider more radical initiatives,... ... the assassination of the Russian President. During a prime-time appearance on Sean Hannity’s show on Fox News, influential Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) stated, “The only way to end the escalating crisis caused by Russia’s violent invasion of Ukraine ...


The Expert Dialogue on NATO-Russia Risk Reduction. Seven Recommendations

... (ret.), Senior Military Advisor of the Permanent Representation of Germany to the OSCE, Vienna (2005–2009); Senior Associate, International Security Division, German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Berlin (SWP) 61. Cynthia Roberts, Professor ... ... of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus 65. Reiner Schwalb Brigadier-General (ret), National German Representative at NATO Allied Command Transformation, Norfolk/VA, 2007-2010; German Senior Defense Official and Attache to the Russian Federation,...


A Military Response to Russians’ Infernal Question

... “Pioneer” missile in response to the new “Pershings” and “Gryphons” Who is to blame? A seemingly clear-cut answer to this accursed question relevant for the country’s current security concern has recently emerged: the United States and NATO with its U.S.-led enlargement into the post-Soviet space, with them having completely eclipsed international terrorism on the agenda. By the same token, the issue has been supplanted in U.S. discourse by the notions of “great power competition” ...


Turkey in the Black Sea Region: Risks for Russia?

... and Kiev bring into focus such issues as Turkey’s vigorous penetration into the post-Soviet space, its willingness to act as a military and political patron of a number of former Soviet countries and aid them in strengthening their relations with NATO despite their non-NATO member status. Do these developments make conflict in the Black Sea more likely? What risks would this create for Russia and its interests? The Caucasus and Ukraine: Two Links in the Same Chain Andrey Kortunov: Recep Erdogan ...


NATO’S Space Policy Ups the Stakes?

... 2022 has been awarded with inadequate attention. Three years after openly recognizing space as a new operational domain and even after introducing institutional changes to the structure of the Alliance, with the Space Center established in Germany, NATO first articulated its Space Policy, and it did so in a rather comprehensive manner. The document consists of five sections, including introduction, reasoning for space considered a threatened environment, principles and tenets guiding the organization’s ...


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    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
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