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How U.S. Elections Could Impact EU-Russia Relations

Even a partial restoration of transatlantic unity under a President Biden will be a blow to the official Kremlin narrative about the inexorable movement of the international system toward a polycentric world order For several long years now, the European Union has been waging onerous trench warfare on two fronts. On the eastern front, Brussels has been in conflict with a malign Moscow since 2014: refusing to repeal sanctions against Russia, deflecting all the Kremlin’s new information attacks, and attempting to maintain a unified position among its disorderly ranks. On the western front, for nearly four years the EU has been warding off the advances of Donald Trump: the bête noire ...

16.11.2020

International Security Implications of the US-Russia Contention Over the Nord Stream 2

... comments and statements on the high political level, involving leaders of Germany, Russia, the United States and the European Union. The polemic around the Nord Stream 2 takes place in a particular context... ... Atlantic, Western media have represented the pipeline construction as infringing on the NATO interests in the region and frustrating the unity of the European nations. The... ... impact strategic security relations in a triangle formed by Russia, the EU and the USA. On the one hand, the developments around the Nord Stream 2 are quite similar to...

05.02.2020

Four Pieces of Advice to Emmanuel Macron about the INF Treaty

... at the now-vacant position of foreign policy leader of Europe, including regarding Russian, which is very important for the European Union Emmanuel Macron’s recent response to Russia’s proposed moratorium... ... interpretation of his statement. Capitals of Central Europe responded with a barrage of accusations against the Élysée Palace, suggesting its current occupant was undermining... ... Washington. Macron had some explaining to do to his American and European partners, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, journalists and experts, and he assured them...

26.12.2019

The Trans-Caucasus in 2019 Is Not a Monolithic Region

... international security problems that overshadow Caucasus challenges, the region retains its independent significance In late 2016, the Russian International Affairs Council published The Evolution of the Post-Soviet Space: Past, Present and Future , a major anthology ... ... saw the precedent of changed borders between the former Soviet republics. It was in the Caucasus that Georgia, in its bid for NATO membership, held a referendum on acceding to the alliance and over two-thirds of Georgians voted for accession. Consequently,...

20.12.2019

Russia Facing Europe: A Provisional Road Map

Russia need not concern itself about a new security architecture in Europe: eventually,... ... source of technology and investment. Yet despite being an economic powerhouse, the European Union is dismissed by Russians as a geopolitical and strategic player. When... ... 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...

14.10.2019

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

Dmitry Trenin on Russia's successes abroad and why resisting NATO expansion to the east was a fundamental mistake. Vladimir Putin has been in power for 20 years, but the time has not ... ... success lie in the fact that here Russian actions are clearly focused on its interests (and not on its own ideology; in its refusal to impose some geopolitical model on other countries; in a good knowledge of the region and the capability and readiness ...

09.10.2019

A Europe Whole and Free: A Utopia or, After All, a Future?

... justify this choice for, as at the Congress of Vienna in 1815, it was about integrating a former adversary into a single regional system, or as in Versailles, its exclusion from such a system of postwar relations. The double enlargement, i.e. of the NATO and the EU, as well as incomplete, in terms of Chapter VIII of the UN Charter, institutionalization of the OSCE (as opposed, for example, to the African Union) have proved to be expressions of so short-sighted a policy. Russia has been invited to neither of them. In the case of NATO for the reason of her presumed capacity to challenge the American leadership which is a fundamental principle of the Alliance’s operation. As regards the EU, the references were made to ...

23.08.2019

Dawn Breaks on New Era in EU-Russia Relations

The European Union is taking up a defensive position. This is not isolationism but pragmatism,... ... heart and a sharp decrease in any desire to project power, including soft power. For Russia-EU relations, this will mean a period in which any kind of ambition will become... ... OSCE, as the only space bringing together everyone, making it the lowest common denominator. Now it’s needed not to force members to obey certain norms, but to search for...

31.07.2019

Washington chose to act unilaterally to abrogate nuclear arms treaty

In a wide-ranging interview, Russia’s Ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizhov speaks about nuclear arms control, the EU elections and top jobs, the situation ... ... in 1987, the INF Treaty . We were also proposing further agreements, both bilaterally with the US and in our dialogue with NATO. Unfortunately, after the abrogation of the INF treaty, this backsliding continued. And the fact that the current US administration ...

10.07.2019

The End of Multilateral Diplomacy?

... writes Alexander Grushko, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. To this day, Russia is a convinced supporter ... ... of maintaining peace and stability on the European continent, NATO and its individual member countries, under the far-fetched ... ... prevent incidents, and not to waste forces on fruitless mutual accusations or attempts to fix non-consensus and deliberately confrontational ... ... Group on Venezuela, which has slipped under pressure from the European Union on biased and non-constructive positions. In short,...

24.05.2019
 

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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  
     21 (19%)
 
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