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Great Powers Competition in Moldova

... This situation is paradoxical because a rapprochement between Moscow and Chisinau could confer many strategic advantages on the Kremlin. In this respect, better Russian-Moldovan relations would thus hinder any possible advance of the European Union and NATO in Molodva, and could also force Ukraine to reconsider its diplomatic approach vis-à-vis the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU). Moreover, the strengthening of military cooperation between Moscow and Chisinau would increase pressure on Romania, which ...


Moscow’s New Rules

... misunderstanding of the realities and constraints. So much for imperialist nostalgia. Russia’s Loss of Dominance Is Yesterday’s News Second, the news of Russia’s loss of influence in the post-Soviet space is very dated. The Baltic states have been in NATO for sixteen years; Ukraine has been pro-Western and anti-Russian since the Maidan revolution; so has Georgia, only for a decade longer; Moldova is torn in both directions, but leaning more toward the West; Azerbaijan is closely allied with Turkey; ...


Joe Biden’s Foreign Policy and Russia

... policies as aimed at weakening Western countries internally Biden calls Russia the biggest threat to the United States, and sees Moscow’s policies as aimed at weakening Western countries internally; undermining the unity of such institutions as NATO and the European Union; and subverting the liberal world order. When Joe Biden said in 2011 that he had looked into Putin’s eyes and found that he had no soul, Vladimir Putin’s response was: “We understand one another.” With Biden elected ...


The EU Will Not Break Free from America’s Amiable Stranglehold

... influence and competitive edge to the detriment of the U.S. itself. As a consequence, Americans began, quite rightly, to perceive Europeans as ungrateful cadgers and freeloaders (as Donald Trump said plainly). Trump’s America was never going to abolish NATO or the collective defense the Alliance symbolized, no matter how hard some members of the EU government and expert circles attempted to paint it that way . This was even if they did refer to the actual statements the U.S. President made calling ...


How U.S. Elections Could Impact EU-Russia Relations

Even a partial restoration of transatlantic unity under a President Biden will be a blow to the official Kremlin narrative about the inexorable movement of the international system toward a polycentric world order For several long years now, the European Union has been waging onerous trench warfare on two fronts. On the eastern front, Brussels has been in conflict with a malign Moscow since 2014: refusing to repeal sanctions against Russia, deflecting all the Kremlin’s new information attacks,...


Fourth RIAC-ELN Online Discussion on the Challenges and Prospects of Russia-NATO Relations

This discussion was organized within ELN "Go Big" project, RIAC being a partner On November 12, 2020, RIAC took part in the fourth online discussion on the challenges and prospects of relations between Russia and NATO, initiated by the European Leadership Network (ELN). Experts from Russia and the EU, former politicians and diplomats took part in the discussion. Russia was represented by Alexei Gromyko, Director of RAS Institute of Europe, RIAC Member; Andrey ...


U.S.-Russia Relations at a Crossroads

... include a shift in U.S. policy priorities away from Arctic governance and climate change under the Trump administration and an increased securitization of the Arctic set in motion by Russia’s enhanced military presence (and responsive measures by NATO) as well as China’s growing economic presence in the region. As U.S. and Russian priorities in the region continue to evolve, Washington and Moscow should strengthen existing lines of communication and form a new dialogue for addressing contentious ...


The Arctic Is a Complex Region Which Cannot Be Designated with a Single Status

.... However, as said, we probably have to wait for a new U.S. administration that will potentially be more informed on the Arctic and the changes it progressively encounters, and possible mechanisms to deal with Arctic challenges. What do you think of NATO and Russia's military build-up in the Arctic? The Arctic, once inspired to be built as an international “zone of peace,” is becoming increasingly significant in geopolitical terms for actors both within, and beyond the region. This is as a result ...


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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