Search: OSCE,European Union (24 materials)


Meeting with Austrian Diplomat Martin Sajdik

... 2020, Martin Sajdik, renowned Austrian diplomat, international lawyer and public figure, former Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office in the Trilateral Contact Group on the implementation of the peace agreement for eastern Ukraine, visited ... ... International Affairs Council. In the course of the meeting, the sides discussed issues of possible interaction between Russia and the European Union in the shared neighborhood in the context of the current political situation in Belarus, Ukraine, and Moldova. ...


Ukraine: Geopolitical View of the Interested International Actors

... opportunity to rebuild trust. How can Russia, Ukraine and western partners understand that they have shared values? — the negotiation platforms, on the base of international institutions, such as Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), etc. In this article, I aim to look at the global structure and the roots of the Ukrainian conflict, in the context of historical, socio-cultural and political aspects. The typology of international actors and the structure of their interests Andrey ...


How to Stop NATO

... been NATO members have not come any closer to full-fledged EU membership. Strengthening the “strategic autonomy” of the European Union could play a certain role in reducing the appeal of NATO membership for post-Soviet states. This, in turn, means ... ... the European security agenda, which can be achieved by strengthening the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), developing regional cooperation mechanisms and creating inclusive pan-European regimes regulating individual dimensions ...


The End of Multilateral Diplomacy?

... “forceful containment” of Russia and the policy of sanctions. A “structured dialogue” on security threats going to the OSCE since 2017 can help de-escalate the situation. However, to do this, we must work together to reduce the danger of war and ... ... analogy applies to the activities of the International Contact Group on Venezuela, which has slipped under pressure from the European Union on biased and non-constructive positions. In short, increasingly, multilateral structures designed to serve as ...


State of Play: Russia and the Fraying West

... is only a bit more than half of what it was before 2014, it is still important, particularly in the energy sector. Security matters will have to take a back seat: Europeans cannot decide alone on the issues that fall within NATO’s competence. The OSCE is essentially irrelevant, and the Russia-NATO communications line is but an add-on to the US-Russian one. Yet, a few EU member states, including France, Germany and Italy, prefer to keep open their channels of political dialogue with Moscow. Despite ...


Crimea and Punishment

... not part of the Minsk agreements. The Ukraine issue is primarily European, which means that Europe can and should be involved in its resolution. This might require a more active engagement from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), a consultation with UN peacekeepers, and a post-conflict development plan for Donbass, clearly allowing Ukraine to remain a critical bloc standing between Russia and Europe. the Ukraine issue is playing out in the pursuit of its goal to build a ...


William Hill on Russia — West Crisis: It Is Nobody’s Fault, It Is Everybody’s Fault

... politics and other questions. William Hill is professor emeritus of national security strategy at the National War College (Washington DC); he retired from Foreign Service after serving in various European countries, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the OSCE. You have visited Russia many times. What’s your impression of Russia today? William Hill’s “No Place for Russia: European Security Institutions Since 1989” Discussed at RIAC I first was a “stageur” (intern) at Leningrad University ...


Riga Dialogue Recommendations

... coordinate at least some of their activities in the MENA region, and to preserve existing cooperation in the Arctic region. — Militarily, sustained communication between the West and Russia is critical to reduce potential miscalculations. — The OSCE Vienna Document could play an important role in ensuring transparency and military-to-military dialogue. Both sides should strive to follow the existing rules, as this is key for trust building. The cooperative approach needs to be reinforced by ...


“Conventional Arms Control in Europe” Seminar

On November 7, 2018, Russian International Affairs Council together with the OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions held a seminar on “Conventional Arms Control in Europe”. On November 7, 2018, Russian International Affairs Council together with the OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions held ...


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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