Search: NATO,Ukraine,West (7 materials)

End of Diplomacy? Or a Toast for the Swedish Masters

... will survive or experience a crash and depletion of confidence worse than 2009. Western voices say that “Russia has brought NATO together”. Well—after the current Western songs and hymns are replaced with realism or despair (or a new US President Trump in 2024), we are actually curious whether ... ... doubt, that Beijing has been deeply involved and consulted in Moscow’s planning of the “special military operation” in Ukraine. This level of coordination gives Kremlin the justified confidence that “the World is big” and no sanctions can tip ...


Putin’s Ukraine Pushback: Existential War & The Moment of Rupture

... expansion—even though the unipolar moment is now over—however, Russia has resurrected, and the global balance has irrevocably changed with the rise of China and the rapprochement between Russia and China. In other words, the strategic offensive posture of NATO, which derives from the moment of unipolarity, was expected to linger in Europe. When Russia recognized the two breakaway republics of Russian-speakers in Ukraine, following it up with troop infusion, the West could have understood the heightened yet long-standing security compulsions of Russia, considering it as a continuum of the Russian policy since 2014 and an attempt to contain things at that point. Instead, Germany chose to pull the plug on Nord ...


The End of Diplomacy? Seven Glimpses of the New Normal

... a rapid modernization of its armed forces, pursuing programs of import substitution, accumulating foreign exchange reserves, expanding trade with China and deepening political and military-technical cooperation with its partners across the CSTO. The West has established various formats and mechanisms of sanctions pressure, boosting NATO’s eastern flank and increasing policy coordination both within the Alliance and within the European Union as well as military-technical assistance to Ukraine, while consistently attacking Russia in a variety of international settings ranging from the UN General Assembly to OSCE and the Council of Europe ministerials. Was another collision—of a larger scale—inevitable? During the eight years of ...


12 Essential Steps in a Conceptual Dead End

... provision on the indivisibility of regional security as a central tenet. Formally, 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 ...


Richard Sakwa: West-Russia Crisis: We Need to Break Out of the Vicious Circle

... Atlantic community and the United States’ continuation through NATO of a rather short-sighted regressive policy, even though NATO is obviously not threatening Russia in the military sense immediately. The idea was that a new model of relations – a new model of Pan-European continentalism would then ensure that Ukraine will not have to choose between Russia and the West. Ukraine cannot survive without Russia, because most of its industries are a myth. Germany has been spending five per cent ...


Goodbye Post-Soviet Space?

... Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic and chose NATO as its strategic partner. A similar drift occurred in Moldova, which lost control over Transnistria. The difference here was that it focused on cooperation with the European Union, rather than with NATO. Ukraine is acting in much the same way, abandoning its non-aligned status and building up its partnership with the West as it seeks to regain control over Donbass and Crimea. We should point out here that Azerbaijan is trying to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict positively without challenging either Russia or the West. Instead, it is trying to balance between ...


Ukraine: Non-Bloc Transit

... conflict with Russia over Ukraine, will be finally forced to protect the latter not only by imposing sanctions, but through its instruments of collective guarantees. However, this extrapolation logic, on the contrary, just diminishes the chances of Ukraine of joining NATO. Both the West and Russia understand the catastrophic nature of military confrontation scenarios in Europe. Trying to avoid an escalation of military-political confrontation with Russia, NATO is showing certain restraint in developing practical partnership with ...


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