Search: NATO,OSCE (22 materials)


Ukraine: Geopolitical View of the Interested International Actors

... negotiation platforms, on the base of international institutions, such as Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), etc. In this article, I aim to look at the global structure and the roots of the Ukrainian conflict, in the context of ... ... the European path during the 2004 revolution. Institutionally, this path implies the country’s aspiration to join the EU and NATO. Recent amendments to the Ukrainian constitution legitimize this drive. The European identity is historically a superstructure ...


How to Stop NATO

... gained widespread popularity in Moscow. The requirements state that potential members first resolve, by peaceful means, any international disputes, as well as any ethnic, territorial and political conflicts in which they are involved, in accordance with OSCE principles. Stoking the flames of smouldering territorial or other conflicts in neighbouring states could, in theory, block the paths of these countries to NATO membership indefinitely. However, even if we put rather important moral and ethical considerations to one side, as a long-term strategy, this route will not necessarily bring the desired results. First, it is entirely possible that the requirements ...


Wolfgang Richter: Establishing Whether the Other Side Has Hostile Intent Is Critical for De-escalation

Interview with one of the co-authors of the OSCE Report “Reducing the Risks of Conventional Deterrence in Europe” On October 24, 2019, the Russian International Affairs Council held a breakfast lecture on the topic “ Arms Control: Will Russia and NATO Reach a Deal? ” timed to the release of the OSCE Report “ Reducing the Risks of Conventional Deterrence in Europe ”. In an interview following his speech, Colonel (GS) Wolfgang Richter, one of the co-authors, discussed the art of conflict de-escalation, the changing nature of arms control and ...


Time for a New Approach to Conventional Arms Control?

... of the 2016 Steinmeier initiative, are focusing so much on CAC than on the issue itself. And finally, in the framework of the OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions, a group of authors from Germany, Latvia, Poland, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey,... ... for sub-regional arms control in the Baltic region — “Reducing the Risks of Conventional Deterrence. Arms Control in the NATO-Russia Contact Zones”. There are many, to some extent, reasonable arguments questioning new efforts for CAC. The Conventional ...


The End of Multilateral Diplomacy?

... rearranged to transfer our forces and assets to our borders. The destructive military activity of the alliance is accompanied by a line for scrapping the cornerstone agreements in the field of security - the ABM Treaty, the INF Treaty, and the Founding NATO-Russia Act, the START Treaty are destroyed. The OSCE potential, which we considered as a core role in building a “common European home,” still cannot reach its “design capacity” due to the unhealthy atmosphere established in the Euro-Atlantic region. One of the few remaining confidence-building ...


State of Play: Russia and the Fraying West

... bilateral ones. While trade is only a bit more than half of what it was before 2014, it is still important, particularly in the energy sector. Security matters will have to take a back seat: Europeans cannot decide alone on the issues that fall within NATO’s competence. The OSCE is essentially irrelevant, and the Russia-NATO communications line is but an add-on to the US-Russian one. Yet, a few EU member states, including France, Germany and Italy, prefer to keep open their channels of political dialogue with Moscow. Despite ...


William Hill on Russia — West Crisis: It Is Nobody’s Fault, It Is Everybody’s Fault

... William Hill. RIAC Website Editor Anastasia Tolstukhina discussed with the author the evolution of relations between Russia and NATO, the reasons behind the crisis between East and West, Russia’s place in the world politics and other questions. William ... ... (Washington DC); he retired from Foreign Service after serving in various European countries, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the OSCE. You have visited Russia many times. What’s your impression of Russia today? William Hill’s “No Place for Russia: ...


Riga Dialogue Recommendations

... — Militarily, sustained communication between the West and Russia is critical to reduce potential miscalculations. — The OSCE Vienna Document could play an important role in ensuring transparency and military-to-military dialogue. Both sides should ... ... needs to focus on technical elements (exchange and inspections, military transparency), political elements (preservation of the NATO–Russia Founding Act) and confidence building measures (Russia and NATO demonstrating strategic restraint and declaring ...


Unbalanced Europe and the New Order in the OSCE Space

... these three trends has led to the Helsinki order being occasionally short-circuited. The emergence of numerous conflicts in Europe and on its periphery has cast doubt on the principle of non-interference and peaceful settlement of disputes. In 1999, the OSCE member states from NATO countries launched air strikes on another OSCE member state, Yugoslavia. NATO countries conducted a number of interventions in the Greater Middle East, including Iraq, Libya, and Syria. Russia used the Georgia pacification operation to assert its ...


My Wish List for the Bundeskanzleramt

... 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. For a variety of reasons, this body is not going to be completely ... ... liberalization or even for a non-visa regime for Russian students, scholars and civil society leaders. 7. Come up with a new plan for OSCE. Today the German Foreign Ministry starts a fight for a place of a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council. This ...


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  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  
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