Search: NATO,Russia (227 materials)


Annergret Kramp-Karrenbauer and her revolutionary foreign policy objectives for Germany

... partners in the cold war generally followed their promises to confront former Soviet Union, which was supposed to be the number one geo-political adversary to the NATO. But in our day, the cracks are emerging, while Turkey despite the warnings of the NATO other members, decided to reach a deal with Russia to purchase Russian made S-400 defense system. Furthermore, the country against the will of other NATO members launched offensive in northern Syria. It seems that Turkish president’s cooperation with the NATO’s geo-strategic opponent was more ...


How to Stop NATO

... experience of "outsourcing" its security issues. For instance, the very pressing problem of military flights over the Baltic Sea by aircraft that, as a matter of protocol, had their transponders turned on was ultimately settled not in the NATORussia Council, but by a special Baltic Sea Project Team created under the auspices of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). On the other hand, history demonstrates that adhering to a policy of neutrality that frees countries and their ...


Russia’s Comeback Isn’t Stopping With Syria

... order was complete. The takeover of Crimea and support for separatism in Donbass did not presage a policy of reconquering Eastern Europe, as many in the West feared, but it clearly set Ukraine and other former Soviet republics off limits to any future NATO enlargement. The security buffer was back. If the use of force in Ukraine, from the Kremlin’s standpoint, was essentially defensive, Russia’s intervention in Syria in 2015 was a risky gambit to decide geopolitical outcomes in the Middle East — a famously treacherous area for outsiders vacated by the Soviet Union at the time of the Persian Gulf war of 1991. Since then, the results ...


Goodbye, U.S. Foreign Policy

... against American interests in the region. Still, now, since the situation has completely changed thanks to the U.S. new passive laissez-faire policy in international relations, it is truly remarkable how Turkey operates and neglects its formal allies from NATO. Instead, it enthusiastically seeks Russia’s support, including its gradual reorientation towards Russian weaponry, as the latter came to replace the U.S. efforts in the region where no one else is ready to take the burden of responsibility for unstable regional conditions. At the same ...


Assess the Intent, Rather than Opportunities. Experts Discuss Mutual Deterrence Risks in Europe

... Breakfast “Arms under Control: will Russia and NATO Agree? Expert Assessment." In the course of the breakfast OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions report «Reducing the Risks of Conventional Deterrence in Europe. Arms Control in the NATO-Russia Contact Zones» was presented. Opening the event, Andrey Zagorsky briefly talked about the OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions, its structure, and its main activities. On October 24, 2019, Dostoevsky library hosted a RIAC Urban ...


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

... note of that perception and made efforts to reassure them with some defensive measures. Following that, Germany took initiative within the framework of the 2016 Warsaw decision to reassure wary Baltic states. It is imperative that we comply with the NATO-Russia Founding Act that prohibited the stationing of additional substantial combat forces. During my post, while holding talks with a Russian delegation, we determined the framework of “around one brigade” being stationed. If you look at four battle ...


The End of the Cold War: 30 Years On

... allies needed to find a way of returning Russia to the fold of the international community. He also admitted as an afterthought that, following the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the USSR, the United States should have found a way to incorporate Russia into NATO. In Baker’s opinion, Russia should have been admitted into the international community, but this did not happen, so the situation is as it is. In continuation of Baker’s thought, I would add, that the United States should have admitted it had ...


Russia Facing Europe: A Provisional Road Map

... with global reach. Nor is there any going back to 2013, just before the Ukraine crisis. In any case, that was hardly a happy time in Russia-EU relations, with intense feelings of malaise on both sides. Despite the ongoing U.S.-Russia confrontation, the NATO-Russia military standoff in Europe is still relatively low-level. While preparing for various contingencies, neither side seriously believes that initiating a military conflict with the other in that part of the world would give it any advantages. Moreover,...


20 Years of Vladimir Putin: How Russian Foreign Policy Has Changed

... long and uneven struggle. Vladimir Putin’s foreign-policy legacy is sweeping and varied: A complex and contradictory process that has changed on more than one occasion over the course of its formation. Back in 2000 Putin was actively calling for Russian membership in NATO; in 2001, attempting to become the United States’ most important ally, he gave orders to provide any assistance and support to American troops in Afghanistan; building a Greater Europe that would stretch from Lisbon to Vladivostok, Putin not only ...


Reducing Risks and Cutting Costs: The Art of Confrontation Management

... confront the realities of the post-INF world. We are now witnessing the gradual disintegration of the US- Russian arms control regime, along with the collapse of conventional arms control in the European continent. It would be great to see a reinvigorated NATO-Russia Council, but unfortunately one cannot take for granted any significant progress being made within the NRC. Therefore, the EU and Russia should invest more in alternative mechanisms like the OSCE, sub-regional arrangements, ad hoc crisis management ...


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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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