... ports and creating a system of prepositioned stockpiling. Provocative military activity was recorded close to Russian borders.
NATO started holding regularly military exercises in the Arctic. In 2018, the alliance
held its largest
ever drill in the north.... ... In his national security
published in December 2017, Donald Trump announced his intention to conduct a policy of “energy dominance” (in contrast to Barack Obama’s energy safety policy). An integral part of the policy is to produce oil and ...
... Russia policy, an approach based on the idea that relations should be guided by big infrastructure projects like Nord Stream, energy and economic cooperation for mutual benefits, and the personal relationship between leaders. Russia’s leaders did not ... ... field that can be dangerous for the security in Europe. Here it needs more German and other European member states leadership in NATO to minimize these risks.
What are the preconditions for a new relationship?
As long as Russia’s leadership has no interest ...
... safety and many other ‘non-toxic’ dimensions, where Germany can rightfully claim leadership positions. By broadening the energy agenda, one can turn this field from a highly divisive into a consolidating one.
3. Offer a more flexible anti-Russian ... ... more nuanced, more calibrated set of economic incentives and disincentives for the other side to consider.
4. Contemplate a NATO-Russia crisis management group.
The current state of the NATO-Russian Council (NRC) does not look exceedingly optimistic....