Search: OSCE,USA (12 materials)

 

The End of Multilateral Diplomacy?

... confidence-building instruments, the Vienna Document 2011, is not amenable to modernization in the context of NATO’s policy of “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 prevent incidents, and not to waste forces on fruitless mutual accusations or attempts to fix non-consensus and deliberately confrontational topics from the category of “hybrid” threats on its agenda. Today, many of our Western partners are willing to appeal to "multilateral" approaches, but they do not ...

24.05.2019

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 ...

19.02.2019

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 ...

12.11.2018

Policy Priorities in U.S.-Russia Relations

... truly move forward. Several Russian participants, however, emphasized the need to more directly link the settlement of Ukraine to a way forward on European security more broadly, whether through the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) format or something else. Agreement that the NATO-Russia founding act remains in place and should continue to do so (although NATO members might argue that Russia’s actions in Ukraine violate it) is one possible starting point. So is having both ...

20.11.2017

Policy Priorities in U.S.-Russia Relations

... truly move forward. Several Russian participants, however, emphasized the need to more directly link the settlement of Ukraine to a way forward on European security more broadly, whether through the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) format or something else. Agreement that the NATO-Russia founding act remains in place and should continue to do so (although NATO members might argue that Russia’s actions in Ukraine violate it) is one possible starting point. So is having both ...

20.11.2017

Breaking the U.S.-Russia Impasse: Keeping the Door Open to Dialogue

... a joint NATO-EU-Russian peacekeeping force, somewhat similar to the peacekeeping deployments in ex-Yugoslavia in 1995, under OSCE auspices, in the southern Caucasus? And how would this possibility impact the Russian-controlled northern Caucasus? The Western ... ... addition to opposing Russian talks with the Taliban, U.S. officials have accused Russia of providing arms to the Taliban, an accusation that has been officially denied by Moscow. Will it be possible to achieve a more concerted approach, involving both Washington ...

28.06.2017

Transnistria: Dilemmas of Peaceful Settlement

... In this format, Moldova and Transnistria were the parties to the conflict, Russia and Ukraine were guarantor countries, the OSCE was the mediator and the European Union and the United States were observers. 7 . Nina Shtanski: Interaction between Russia ... ... will Recognize Transnistria. URL: https://ruposters.ru/news/20-10-2014/lavrov_esli_moldaviya_otkazhetsya_ot_vneblokovogo_statusa_rossiya_priznaet_pridnestrovje , in Russian). 10 . In 2005, Kiev put forward the “Yushchenko Plan”, whereby the ...

14.07.2016

2015: A Time of Trouble and a Time of Opportunity

... of the West, its political organizations, and views. This domination, which is unacceptable to the majority of the Russian elites, has not brought peace and stability to the subcontinent. I am sure that the old system cannot be restored, even if the OSCE steps up its activity. This conclusion is based on my own twelve-month experience on the OSCE Panel of Eminent Persons, which was expected to offer proposals for a European security system reform. Despite sustained efforts, almost no progress has ...

14.04.2016

How predictable is Donald Trump in US-Russian relations?

... current situation has been solved yet. There is no understanding of how to treat this disease, because, firstly, there is a lack of trust between Moscow and Washington. Secondly, there is no common vision of the world's major problems. Russia and the USA share different views on where the world is moving, what the rules of the game in world politics should be, what justice is and so on. An election campaign for the Russian-American relations is always a difficult time, as it was the same in the past ...

16.03.2016

OSCE PA, German Marshall Fund and RIAC Discuss the Impact of Helsinki Act on Transatlantic Relations

On November 18, 2014 in Washington, DC, the German Marshall Fund of the United States held seminar “ Helsinki+40: the Significance for Transatlantic Relations ”, the second one in the series initiated by the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly within project “Helsinki+40.” Last September, a similar event took place in Moscow . The Washington session was attended by GMF President Karen Donfreid, OSCE PA President Ilkka Kanerva, Cochairman of “Helsinki+40” ...

20.11.2014
 

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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