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Aman-21: Pakistan-Russia in Close Cooperation for Peace

... the patrol vessel Dmitry Rogachev and the rescue tug SB-739. The United States' naval ships, China, the U.K., Japan, Turkey, Pakistan, and other countries also participated in the exercise. The drills involved 46 nations, including the militaries from NATO countries, Russia, Iran, Ukraine, and even observers from Switzerland, Uzbekistan, and other states that do not have their own navies. Considering its size, the event created an important platform for the promotion of internationalunderstanding, ...


Abkhazia, Georgia and Russia: Future Prospects

... mainly via the use of sanctions as can be seen in the cases of Moldova and Georgia, support for the EU in its neighbourhood has steadily been increasing. A recent poll conducted in 2020 showed that 82% of those asked support the EU and 74% support NATO membership ( Agenda.GE 2020). The EU itself does not pose a physical threat to Russia and Georgia’s western turn is nothing new. The recent news that the country plans to apply for full membership should not come as a surprise ( EURACTIV 2021)....


NATO Troops to Stay in Afghanistan Beyond the May Deadline

International troops plan to stay in Afghanistan beyond the May deadline envisaged by the insurgent Taliban's deal with the United States, four senior NATO officials said, a move that could escalate tensions with the Taliban demanding full withdrawal.Alejandro Licea / Reuters About 157,000 people have been killed in the Afghanistan war since 2001. More than 43,000 of those killed have been civilians....


Surviving in a Deregulated Strategic World

... the growth of its nuclear forces, there are other powers who have joined the nuclear weapons states club as independent players. The United Kingdom and France, which developed their weapons in the 1950s and 1960s, have always been U.S. allies within NATO, and their weapons were always considered by Moscow to be part of the Western bloc’s combined nuclear arsenal. Cold War-era nuclear bipolarity that coincided with a similar ideological and geopolitical division (China remained largely introverted ...


The Army and Air Force of the Future

Despite numerous advances in technology designed to kill, the soldier in the field remains the backbone of this process Whenever we move into a new year, or a new decade for that matter, predictions for the future abound. While few would dare make any global forecasts after the insanity of 2020, things in many narrower fields continue to move as usual, and the defence industry is just one of them. Fortunately, the active militarization that we have seen in recent years does not look like it is...


Respect Thy Neighbor: Russia and the Baltic Region

... project and the book was to conceptualize the role of the Baltic Sea region as a laboratory for ever closer collaboration between Russia and the rest of Europe. Fast forward to today. The Baltic Sea area has become the part of Europe where Russia and NATO, as a result of its enlargement to the east, sit physically side by side along a broad front. To all intents and purposes, it is a de facto front line. Following the 2014 Ukraine crisis, relations between Russia and NATO have turned as hostile as ...


Talking Turkey With Greece: Turkey and Israel’s Marriage of Convenience

... the avowed objective of achieving firm control over the Middle East and eastern Mediterranean. In this way, Russian influence in the Mediterranean and the Middle East can be contained, á la Kennan, and Israel can be subtly inserted into the de facto NATO fold, with Jordan perhaps being brought into the equation for good measure, while the Turkish mercenaries continue to kill Kurds and Israel conveniently buries the Oslo accords, continuing its ethnic cleansing and illegal settlements. The U.S. Embassy ...


Fifth Track II International Expert Online Discussion on Challenges and Prospects of Russia-NATO Relations

The participants summarized the results of the group's work over the six months of its existence, presented practical proposals for resuming the Russia-NATO dialog, and outlined possible priorities for work in the context of preparations for the upcoming 2021 NATO summit On January 18, 2021, RIAC took part in the fifth and final Track II international expert online discussion on the challenges and ...


Russia-US Relations: Total Containment and Selective Dialogue

... be responsible for Russia policy after January 20 are motivated to strengthen a sound foundation. I am referring not to normalisation of relations but just a sound foundation, that is, channels of dialogue or at least attempts to find a common denominator in different situations. We are going from bad to worse. This has been typical of the past four years and for now we do not have the impression that this trend has outlived itself and is being replaced with something different, more sensible and ...


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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