Search: NATO,Europe (25 materials)


To Sequestrate, or Not to Sequestrate. The Impact of Covid-19 on Military Budgets

... costs only bring losses in a crisis situation. The ongoing pandemic has already led to such a reduction by forcing to cancel scheduled series of NATO exercises, and given economic prospects, no one is expecting large-scale exercises the following year. NATO leaders will also have to solve the complicated issue of supporting their arms and military equipment manufacturers, that is technology leaders of the European industry, and this pie will need to be cut for several eaters at once. The simplest case is Great Britain, which stopped being a EU member this year, as the support of BAE Systems is its, and partly the U.S.’s, national task; however, within ...


Russia’s Changing Identity: In Search of a Role in the 21st Century

... states. 2 The process of Russo-Ukrainian separation has been particularly painful. Essentially, Russia finds it intolerable that a Ukrainian state whose sovereignty it immediately recognized in 1991 could have a government seeking integration into NATO and the European Union, limit the use of the Russian language, and actively promote the “nationalization” of the Russian Orthodox Church in Ukraine. The arrival of just such a regime in 2014 as the result of revolution in Ukraine led to Russia seizing the ...


Russia's Position on the Baltic States: Why We Need Each Other

... depiction of large Russian-speaking communities as a fifth column leading to tensions that exist to this day. After a while, problems have accumulated, and Russia's unchanging attitude pushed the three Baltic republics towards the Western institutions: NATO and the European Union. In the midst of these problems, Russia has yet to change its attitude towards the Baltic states. Moscow preferred to talk to the 'old Europe' over the heads of Russia's closest Western neighbors. Russia still expects that Brussels, Berlin ...


New European Mythology for Ukraine

... European integration and the introduction of European institutions Connotation Ukraine’s development and prosperity in the future MYTH Ukraine’s choice of Europe and the West will lead the country to success and prosperity Publicly, Ukraine’s European path towards the EU and NATO easily turns into a semiotic myth because it embraces the notional context of a snake oil capable of handling a number of Ukraine’s current problems, including those concerning the economy, the social sphere, territorial integrity, and the government’s ...


Standing for Everything Evil against Everything Good: Russia’s Hostile Measures in Europe

... regime; developing and maintaining great-power status; exerting influence within the near abroad in order to pull these countries into its sphere of influence; increasing cooperation and trade with Western Europe; undermining enlargement of the European Union and NATO into the post-Soviet space. It is assumed that Moscow will use “measures short of war” as a tactic. This term was introduced by George Kennan in the late 1940s to denote the hostile actions of the USSR and spanning a broad range of political,...


William Hill’s “No Place for Russia: European Security Institutions Since 1989” Discussed at RIAC

... structures after the Cold War in order to explain current tensions and show how attempts to integrate Russia into a single Euro-Atlantic security system only led to NATO and EU domination and rivalry with Russia. The discussion was attended by experts on European security issues, on relations between Russia and the EU, Russia and NATO, Russia and the U.S. from IMEMO RAS, MGIMO, Lomonosov Moscow State University, and other. The roundtable discussion was moderated by Natalia Vyakhireva, RIAC Program Manager. RIAC experts and Timur Makhmutov, RIAC Deputy Director of Programs, took ...


The United States, Russia, and Europe in 2018

... postulated that perhaps NATO should be less worried about Russian defenses in Kaliningrad, as coastal defenses do not threaten Poland (or Sweden). Perhaps Russia also can be reassured through a more concrete discussion of which weapons may be deployed in NATO’s easternmost member states. However, given the evolving political situation in Europe and beyond, any moves along these lines must also allow for changes in alliances—what might happen when new members join or old members leave. Beginning these conversations in expert fora today will create a knowledge base that policymakers can ...


Will Russia Return to Europe?

... Russian liberals speak of the growing estrangement of Russia from Europe, they typically advance two explanations. The first is institutional in nature — to wit, that for a quarter-century Russia has not been able to insert itself adequately into the European (EU) and Atlantic (NATO) structures as a full participant or equal partner. One can debate who bears responsibility for this failure, but the fact remains: Russia found itself on the sidelines of the European security order in particular and the ‘European project’ in ...


INF Treaty: More than Just an Agreement

.... policy. There are, however, those who disagree. Despite the existence of obvious reasons for improving cooperation within NATO, the current evolution of the Alliance is linked to the transformation of the United States from a source of security in Europe to a source of threats related to the commitments of EU countries as part of NATO. A similar problem (when the major power in alliance turned into a source of threats rather than security for its allies) proved to be the Achilles’ heel of the Warsaw Pact and eventually contributed in no small part to its disintegration. The ...


Unbalanced Europe and the New Order in the OSCE Space

... and Russia, and the influence of the radical Islamist ideology and its broad appeal, from representatives of the demographic youth boom in the Middle East to quite prosperous descendants of Islamic migrants in Western Europe. Igor Ivanov: Russia — Europe: the Need for a Common Vision NATO was not prepared for the new challenges. The member countries are tasked with increasing their defence spending and purchasing new weapons and equipment. The Ukraine crisis triggered the legitimization of these actions, even though related discussions ...


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    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
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    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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