Search: NATO,Ukraine (49 materials)

 

A ‘Patriotic Heretic’ Favoring Renewal of U.S.-Russian Détente

... 12 ] had described NATO’s planned expansion as “a tragic blunder of potentially epic proportions,” [ 13 ] and “the beginning of a new cold war.” [ 14 ] Political realist John Mearsheimer, too, writes that“the tap root of the trouble [in Ukraine] is NATO expansion, the central element in a larger strategy to move all of Eastern Europe, including Ukraine, out of Russia’s orbit and integrate it into the West.” [ 15 ] For his part, Cohen writes that in February 1990, in reaction to an unexpected ...

18.03.2021

Ukraine and NATO: Course Correction

Moscow has long since come to terms with Kyiv’s pro-Western turn Following an October meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission in Brussels, Ukraine expressed its desire to be included in the “Partnership Interoperability Initiative” (PII)[1]. This statement was not met with any active response from the Russian government — as Moscow has long since come ...

29.04.2020

Neutrality for the Black Sea Region Countries: Abstraction, Unattainable Goal or Effective Model?

... developments in the Black Sea Region generally agree that acceding to NATO was a good idea. For example, the Turkish political scientist Mitat Çelikpala and his Greek colleague Dimitrios Triantaphyllou state that “three of the six littoral states are NATO members (Turkey, Romania, and Bulgaria) and two others (Ukraine and Georgia) seek to enhance their relationship with NATO.” At the same time, we would like to note that if Çelikpala and Triantaphyllou support the territorial integrity of Georgia and Ukraine (which is certainly true), then they must at the ...

02.03.2020

12 Essential Steps in a Conceptual Dead End

... the European Union does not have any objections to this, but nuances determine the content of the relations between the two sides. Twelve Steps Toward Greater Security in Ukraine and the Euro-Atlantic Region. Twelve Steps Toward Greater Security in Ukraine and the Euro-Atlantic Region Put bluntly, these nuances are NATO and the European Union. Together, they form the Euro-Atlantic community, which unites most of the planet’s economically developed military powers. This contradiction was barely noticeable during the initial post-Soviet years when Russia was still ...

25.02.2020

Ukraine: Geopolitical View of the Interested International Actors

... country first needs to shed its dependence on any single strong external actor, be it Russia, Europe, the U.S., or, in the longer term, China. It would be fairly possible to create effective, law-governed economic institutions without joining the EU and NATO. Second, Ukraine needs to mould its youth in a way that would facilitate negotiating practices and an ability to achieve a compromise. No matter how skilful the Western European advisors may be, Ukraine will have a hard time introducing democratic institutions ...

07.02.2020

How to Make Peace in Ukraine Five Years After Minsk II

... of these preconditions are currently absent in the case of Donbass. Therefore, we cannot push for the application of the South Tyrol model until such prerequisites are created. This will be difficult, but not impossible. Andrey Kortunov: How to Stop NATO Going Beyond Minsk Using the best practice from South Africa, one then is lead to think of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission for Donbas, reporting live on TV in Ukraine and Russia with an annual report. More than twenty countries have done this successfully in the past. However, the problem of reconciliation is not limited to Donbass only. Both Russia and Ukraine today lack the know-how for true reconciliation,...

15.01.2020

Challenges to Eurasian Security in the Coming Decade

... will be posed by the need to secure freezing the conflict in the east of that country, provide for Crimea's security, facilitate reliable navigation in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, maintain control over the Kerch Strait, and prevent deployment of NATO troops in Ukraine. Even in the best-case scenario (which we may be observing at the moment, because the situation could certainly be much worse), these issues cannot be entirely resolved in the foreseeable future; they will continue to demand Russia's attention ...

14.01.2020

Russia’s Comeback Isn’t Stopping With Syria

... in 2014, the breakout from the post-Cold War, Western-dominated 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 ...

19.11.2019

Goodbye, U.S. Foreign Policy

... sceptical to that advice. Ceteris paribus, the difference of expenditures could have been mitigated by a joint position of NATO states on other more pressing issues; however, it seems that internal discontent over U.S. position is on its rise. If one ... ... inconsistent in its policies towards North Korea, the Middle East (predominantly Syria, Turkey and Iran), China, Venezuela, and Ukraine. And this inconsistency doesn’t seem to be a part of a grand strategy defined within the laws of “realpolitik”, ...

13.11.2019

Russia Facing Europe: A Provisional Road Map

... going back to the 1990s. Russia’s leaders no longer want their country to “belong to the civilized world,” as the phrase once went, but instead want Russia to be a great power 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....

14.10.2019
 

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