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Is England, my England a Dying Butler?

... hounding out of a further sixty thousand Turkish citizens of Greek stock and of the Christian Orthodox Church. Less than two thousand remain today. And all this, just so the plucky British could hang on to Cyprus for a little longer, just as they are so ... ... Education, huge financial scandals and selfishness, which make Greece look like a Balkan Ottoman province, but wearing an EU and NATO overcoat to disguise itself. But I am of course writing about Greek politics, not its generally fine people, just as I have ...


These are Russia’s Three Strategic Goals in Afghanistan

... Kabulov made important statements. Mr. Lavrov warned against ISIS (banned by Moscow as a terrorist group) build-up in Northern Afghanistan, which he blamed on “the irresponsible behavior of some officials in Kabul and amid the hasty withdrawal of NATO”. Russia’s top diplomat went on to say that the “extended troika” of his country, China, Pakistan, and the U.S. will “seek to persuade political circles about the need to stop dragging out the negotiation process, and that agreements on ...


Russia’s National Security Strategy: A Manifesto for a New Era

... in today’s Russia. Therein lies perhaps the biggest vulnerability of modern Russia. On foreign policy, the strategy is fairly elliptic, but it gives a hint of what the upcoming Foreign Policy Concept might include. The United States and some of its NATO allies are now officially branded unfriendly states. Relations with the West are de-prioritized and those countries ranked last in terms of closeness, behind former Soviet countries; the strategic partners China and India; non-Western institutions ...


Sailing Into Troubled Waters. Russia Counters Britain in the Black Sea

... ground, in the air, or at sea—would push Moscow to defend what it cannot give up without losing its self-respect. This would almost inevitably lead to clashes and casualties, which would carry the risk of further escalation. Should this happen, Russia-NATO confrontation would deteriorate literally to the point of brinkmanship, a truly bleak scenario. Red lines, of course, are not there to be accepted, merely acknowledged. No one in Moscow expects the West to accept Russia’s sovereignty over Crimea ...


A Tentative Step Back From the Abyss Reflects Sober Assessment of the Danger of Nuclear War

... shrill tone from the Biden team preceding his meeting with Russian President Putin on June 16, it seemed realistic that both sides were lowering expectations in pre-summit pronouncements. In the days before the summit, Biden met with G7 leaders and NATO officials to create an impression of a united front against the "threats" posed by Russia and China. His spokesmen repeatedly painted a picture of an "Alliance of Democratic States" prepared to confront "autocratic regimes",...


Advancing Strategic Stability in the Euro-Atlantic Region, 2021 and Beyond

... Initiative; and former Special Assistant for Russia/NIS Programs to the Secretary of Energy, United States Philip Mark Breedlove General (Ret.), United States Air Force; former Commander, U.S. European Command, and 17th Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO, United States Kathryne Bomberger Director-General, International Commission on Missing Persons, United States Ambassador Richard Burt Chairman, Global Zero USA, United States Evgeny Buzhinskiy Chairman of the PIR Center Executive Board; Vice-President of the Russian International Affairs Council; and Lt-General (Ret.), Russia General (Ret.) Vincenzo Camporini Vice President, Istituto Affari Internazionali,...


Political Strategies in a Multi-Polar World. Where is European Union in All This Story?

... must, as this should redefine its goals and instruments to achieve them. 4. The European Union is weak on the international arena because it doesn’t have its own army. So, in terms of security, the EU depends on a relatively complicated relation with NATO, given that there are NATO member states which are not members of the European Union, such as Turkey, and EU states that are not NATO members, such as Finland or Cyprus. Moreover, as a coincidence (in which I don’t believe), the states from the ...


SWOT matrix of the Five Eyes in the Worldwide Intelligence Community

... the Second World War shows that the Soviet threat could not have been addressed by one country alone, nor by the previous UKUSA Agreement, which informed the interest of an agency in changing the existing cooperation format.However, the restriction of ... ... to a limited number of new partners and the omission of other countries sharing similar interests during the Cold War (e.g. NATO member states) shows that the Five Eyes cooperation considers these five partners combined to be of equal or greater value ...


Replace Murderous Sanctions With Economic Reconstruction, Putin Gives A Lesson In Statecraft

... case where it will be drawn.”NATO expansion provoking war with Russia. Image is adapted from Patrickneil's "History of NATO expansion" based on glentamara via Wikimedia Commons. Original here        Sanctions Everywhere As Putin emphasized ... ... Ambassador to the U.N., and has been appointed by President Biden as head of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), which determines which nations will receive aid from the U.S. Biden also placed her on the U.S. National Security Council,...


Russia and Europe: the Current Impasse and the Way Out

... remained of the relationship. The Navalny poisoning in August 2020, his dispatch to Germany for treatment, Germany’s public accusation that Russia had used a nerve agent to try to kill the opposition activist, Navalny’s return to Moscow from Berlin in ... ... Economic Union, with cross-ownership of some of the main assets on both sides; a security architecture centered on the OSCE, with NATO and the Moscow-led Collective Security Treaty Organization partnering to jointly uphold stability across the continent; and ...


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