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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 ...


The Efficiency of German Contribution in the Afghan Peace Process

... implemented. Regrettably convening of the conference did not put into practice the expectations of the Afghan people, so that the security situation fundamentally deteriorated. The Third Bonn Conference Subsequent, to the walk out of the US president from ... ... beyond, because Germany stationed the second largest troops in Afghanistan, the country is one of the main initiator of the NATO Resolute Support Mission for Afghanistan and it is one of the top 10 contributors to the reconstruction process and humanitarian ...


Washington chose to act unilaterally to abrogate nuclear arms treaty

... so-called MAD: Mutually assured destruction… Yes. So, these treaties were supplemented by further ones like SALT 1, 2 and 3, and, 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 chose to kill the INF treaty sets a very dangerous precedent. The US wouldn’t say they decided to kill it. What ...


Why is Canada so special to Russian Foreign and Security Policy?

... Quebec as distinct territories, at least unofficially. An independent Quebec could change the whole dynamic in North America and NATO itself. It could give the Kremlin another opponent of a potential ally in North America, that’s why Moscow is not pushing ... ... (FLQ) according to the Mitrokhin archive. To sum up the context, Canada is one of the main country to Russia’s Foreign and Security Policy as the Arctic is the shortest way to bombers and military aircrafts in order to reach the Russian territory. It ...


The End of Multilateral Diplomacy?

... infrastructural capabilities of countries outside the alliance are 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 ...


NATO is the obstacle to improving Russian-Western relations

... seen as a potential threat to the very foundations of Russian statehood, and as a foreign power that has no interest in supporting that statehood, even in return for Russian loyalty. That is why the deployment of American proxy forces in the shape of NATO are seen as a threat when they move ever closer to Russian borders without any security assurances being offered to Moscow. Meanwhile, Washington never had any intention of offering Moscow any such assurances. It believed that sooner or later, Moscow would become a U.S. satellite in any case; it also wanted to preserve a certain ...


Is Russia a real national security threat to the west or is it only a paper tiger?

... Russia’s economy largely determines its military spending. In 2017 Russia will spend 30 percent of its budget on the military and security services, with only 2.3 percent going toward health care. Because of economic stagnation, in 2016 Russia’s defense ... ... recently revealed that the government spends $1.8 billion a year just on military contractors in Syria. Compare that $41 billion to NATO’s military spending of $892 billion in 2015. That’s a big gap, which looks set to widen. Russia simply cannot outspend ...


Russia and Europe: From Romanticism to Pragmatism

... The roadmaps that were supposed to have developed into cooperation in several areas never turned into full-fledged detailed documents. The Russia–Europe summits held twice a year gradually became pompous and insignificant events. And a full-fledged security dialogue was never developed because of NATO’s reluctance to accept the new realities in Europe and the world. The American viewpoint on the need to expand NATO and turn it into a military power so that it could carry out its plans to establish a unipolar world in the Western mould under ...


“The Narrow Corridor” of American-Polish Relations

... evolved primarily on the anti-Russian grounds: it can be seen from the bilateral agenda, from the increasing cooperation within NATO, from active military exercises with the participation of Polish and American military close to Russian borders. Washington,... ... itself is probably more important than its derivatives. The relations between the two countries revolve almost entirely around security problems despite Poland’s clear desire to expand the range of cooperation issues. Moreover, many issues are approached ...


Russia is Part and Parcel of the Euro-Atlantic Security Architecture

Program Director Ivan Timofeev delivered a report at a workshop on Russia's role in the Euro-Atlantic security held by the City Council of Turku, Finland, and sponsored by the Alexander Institute of the University of Helsinki and the Atlantic Council of Finland. The participants included members of the City Council, Russian and Finnish diplomats, as well ...


Poll conducted

  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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