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The Erosion and Undermining of the Transatlantic Relationship

From the point of view of Russia, everything that is happening is rather sad and telling What is telling about what is happening now in transatlantic relations is that a great power, in relations with its weak allies, inevitably faces the challenge of its own egoism, writes Valdai Club Programme Director Timofei Bordachev. In the event that we agree now with the most obvious origin of the terrorist attack on the Nord Stream international gas pipeline, then this extraordinary event can be a good...


Cuban Missile Crisis 2.0 Over Ukraine?

... Let me elaborate on my point. Washington withdrew from the treaties in order to gain security advantages, especially in confronting Russia. It is in a constant search for opportunities to achieve global military dominance. Over previous decades, the NATO military machine has approached Russia’s borders in several “waves”—where a powerful striking fist was raised over my Motherland. How should we have reacted? We warned our colleagues that such steps were counterproductive, increased the risk ...


A New Western Cohesion and World Order

Strategic patience should become one of the inherent features of Russian foreign policy The recent decisions of Finland and Sweden to join NATO, together with a radical shift in Germany’s view of its own military and political role in Europe, have become the most graphic illustrations of the West’s emerging cohesion. However, there is plenty of other evidence of this newfound unity since ...


25 trends in contemporary international relations and world development

.... The SCO, BRICS and EAEU are vivid embodiments of this trend. They oppose the cumbersome military-political alliances inherited from the past, with strict allied discipline, which were created to wage wars: this is the main reason for the crisis of NATO, which has become on the path of aggressive promotion to the East in order to artificially maintain its "raison d'etre". 3. At the same time we can talk about the crisis of deterrence policy , including military and political methods and ...


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 ...


Constructing Security: Why Agreement on the Zaporozhye NPP Is So Necessary?

... movement on the conflict in the West either. The latest confirmation of the impasse is the recommendations on security guarantees for Ukraine , recently presented by Andriy Yermak, head of Ukraine’s presidential office, and Anders Fogh Rasmussen, former NATO Secretary General. Whereas earlier drafts of prospective guarantees allowed for Russian participation, this is no longer an option. While security guarantees were previously seen as an alternative to Ukraine’s accession to NATO, these are now perceived ...


Andrey Kortunov Speaks at Riga Dialogue 2022

... European Leadership Network, and the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Russian International Affairs Council has been participating in Riga Dialogue summit since 2015. This conference addressed the issues of the future of relations between Russia and NATO, the fate of the OSCE and other pan-European institutions, EU anti-Russian sanctions, and possible scenarios for the end of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict. Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, spoke at the meeting.


Factors Influencing the World Order's Structure

... following question remains unanswered: " Will the US sacrifice Washington for Paris (not to say Warsaw)? " If, for instance, nuclear powers formally agreed that the only reason to strike is because of a direct threat to other's territory, NATO would lose much of its rationale. Great powers, inevitably, could potentially be drawn by their junior allies into an escalation as a result. Incidentally, this also applies to bilateral relations between allies. What scale of a military clash between ...


Six months into the conflict, what exactly does Russia hope to achieve in Ukraine?

... game plan, but it laid out his basic thinking on Ukraine. Last December, Moscow passed on to Washington a package of proposals, which amounted to a list of security guarantees for Russia. These included Ukraine’s formal neutrality between Russia and NATO (“ no Ukraine in NATO ”); and no deployment of US and other NATO weapons and military bases in Ukraine, as well as a ban on military exercises on Ukrainian territory (“ no NATO in Ukraine” ). While the US agreed to discuss some military technical ...


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    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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