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Why Did U.S. Prioritize Containing Russia Over China?

... his nation. He said that the initial intent is to stop Kiev’s genocidal onslaught on the newly recognized Donbass Republics, after it provoked a third round of civil war hostilities with Washington’s backing. The Russian leader also claimed that NATO clandestinely established military infrastructure in the former Soviet Republic for the purpose of carrying out a surprise attack against his country sometime in the future. This would presumably come after the U.S. neutralized Russia’s nuclear ...


Russian Security Cannot be Anti-Russian

... Such brazen disregard for what Russia sees as an obvious diplomatic and military “double standard” causes great harm to international security, as it pushes Russia into a situation where it feels it has no choice but consider more radical initiatives,... ... the assassination of the Russian President. During a prime-time appearance on Sean Hannity’s show on Fox News, influential Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) stated, “The only way to end the escalating crisis caused by Russia’s violent invasion of Ukraine ...


The Expert Dialogue on NATO-Russia Risk Reduction. Seven Recommendations

... (ret.), Senior Military Advisor of the Permanent Representation of Germany to the OSCE, Vienna (2005–2009); Senior Associate, International Security Division, German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Berlin (SWP) 61. Cynthia Roberts, Professor ... ... of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus 65. Reiner Schwalb Brigadier-General (ret), National German Representative at NATO Allied Command Transformation, Norfolk/VA, 2007-2010; German Senior Defense Official and Attache to the Russian Federation,...


A Military Response to Russians’ Infernal Question

... “Pioneer” missile in response to the new “Pershings” and “Gryphons” Who is to blame? A seemingly clear-cut answer to this accursed question relevant for the country’s current security concern has recently emerged: the United States and NATO with its U.S.-led enlargement into the post-Soviet space, with them having completely eclipsed international terrorism on the agenda. By the same token, the issue has been supplanted in U.S. discourse by the notions of “great power competition” ...


Turkey in the Black Sea Region: Risks for Russia?

... and Kiev bring into focus such issues as Turkey’s vigorous penetration into the post-Soviet space, its willingness to act as a military and political patron of a number of former Soviet countries and aid them in strengthening their relations with NATO despite their non-NATO member status. Do these developments make conflict in the Black Sea more likely? What risks would this create for Russia and its interests? The Caucasus and Ukraine: Two Links in the Same Chain Andrey Kortunov: Recep Erdogan ...


NATO’S Space Policy Ups the Stakes?

... 2022 has been awarded with inadequate attention. Three years after openly recognizing space as a new operational domain and even after introducing institutional changes to the structure of the Alliance, with the Space Center established in Germany, NATO first articulated its Space Policy, and it did so in a rather comprehensive manner. The document consists of five sections, including introduction, reasoning for space considered a threatened environment, principles and tenets guiding the organization’s ...


Demystifying Fear

What Should Russia’s Updated Foreign Policy Concept Focus on? Once again, NATO’s possible advancement into the post-Soviet space has come to the fore in Russian expert discourse. The prospect of NATO expanding eastwards is often portrayed as an eschatological catastrophe, much alike the Mongol invasion of Russia in the middle ...


Diplomacy vs Brinkmanship

... Cooperation between the US and Russian experts in cyber made it possible to halt malicious activities of hackers, including those who could be responsible for the attack on SolarWinds. In January, the US-Russia consultations in Geneva and the meeting of the NATO-Russia Council in Brussels have produced the preordained dose of frustration as much as some important signals of goodwill. Naturally, these signals were enveloped in a thick veil of standard finger-pointing and recriminations; in fact, though, some ...


Is War Inevitable?

... predictions. Why has this information attack been unleashed? Who is behind this and who is deriving profit from it? What is really going on and what could happen to the Ukrainian issue in the near future? Andrey Kortunov: Is There a Way Out of the Russia-NATO Talks Impasse? Starting off with Moscow’s plans and intentions. Anyone who is slightly familiar with the structure of power in Russia knows well that it is few people who are especially close to the power circles that are aware of the true plans ...


Conclusion from round of discussions between Russia and the West: To Prevent War, A New Strategic Architecture is Required

A week of summits scheduled to resolve the deepening tensions over Ukraine between Russia and the United States and NATO did not succeed, based on the initial press briefings and read-outs produced by the participants.  The talks came after two video calls between Presidents Biden and Putin, and were centered on U.S. charges of an impending invasion of Ukraine by ...


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