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Walk the Line: Russia as the New Chair of the UN Security Council

October 1st began what could be one of the more interesting Chairships of the United Nations Security Council, with Russia taking over and being charged with a rather delicate balancing act: between conducting the numerous affairs expected to be covered by any standard Chair of the UNSC and deftly handling the ‘special’ relationship with the United States ...


The Donkey and the Elephant: American Presidential Politics, Russia, and 'None of the Above'

... Anatol Lieven, the renowned scholar at King’s College London, has openly decried that too many of the figures currently surrounding Hillary are old school members of the military, foreign policy, and security establishment that chronically view Russia with Cold War attitudes, regardless of evidence.[6] • During the Crimea crisis in 2014, Hillary tried to make a connection between Putin policy on the secession/annexation issue with policies pursued by Adolph Hitler in the 1930s. Given that over 20 million ...


Against the odds: The USSR and East-West Germany energy relations

... temporary one that mostly concerns the state of relations between Moscow and Brussels, but does not damage the relations between Russia and individual member states that much. As history shows, an increase in cooperation is not only possible, but it can also ... ... example is the case of the East-West Germany relations with the USSR. Despite the uneasy political circumstances during the Cold War and political sensitivity concerning the issue of cooperation between the two German states, the USSR and West Germany ...


Russia–U.S. Relations: The Limits of Possible

... continues; and the parties hold similar positions with regard to the nuclear situation on the Korean Peninsula. All this is true, but it is too early to talk about any stabilization of U.S.–Russia relations. REUTERS/Toby Melville Ivan Timofeev: Russia and the West: Recalling the Cold War The risk of political confrontation turning into a military one continues to grow, and there have been no breakthroughs in terms of agreeing on new rules of the game in bilateral relations. The negative dynamics in relations between Moscow and ...


Russia and the West: Recalling the Cold War

... interests and strategy by individuals and organizations. Lack of this understanding will be replaced by stereotypes and will lead to erroneous decisions. The price under current conditions could be high. Many analysts compare current relations between Russia and the West with the Cold War times. This is not quite accurate because there are many differences – both good and bad. Foreign optimists note that the current confrontation is regional unlike the global nature of the Cold War. There is no rivalry between ideological ...


Berlin Alarmed by Aggressive NATO Stance on Ukraine

... "fairly benign interview." ... "The answers were much more rational than someone from the Republican right domestically may have provided, but they demonstrate the understandable bias of the ‘western’ views vis a vis NATO, ISIS, and Russia/Ukraine." Nevertheless, Breedlove does not come across as "someone who is itching for a fight with Russia, nor for the aerial bombing of Syria, perhaps cognizant of his audience which may not be quite as patriotically or geopolitically ...


The Time to Hesitate is Through

When Turkey shot down that Russian bomber, what exactly was in the message and from whom, more importantly, was it coming from? Who was it that was really saying, “Come on baby light my fire. Try to set the night on fire?” The fact that the Turkish plane, which shot ...


The Flat World and Black Swans

Why I believe that Russia is an ideal “Black Swan Robust” society Whether or not the world is at all flattening, could be considered a mute, but very debatable point at the moment. One thing, however, which needs nor merits debate, is the rise in appearances ...


How the West Lost the Hearts and Minds of the People, of the People of the Middle East

... government, ever since the start of the Syrian civil war in 2011, but in order to understand why that is – one only has to look at the deep historical ties, between Russia and Syria: going back many years to 1893, when a consular office, of the Russian Empire was first established there. During the Cold War, Syria served as an ally to the Soviet Union, against the will of the Western powers and their bonds became strong. That aside – it is clear that Isil could not be allowed to go on – unchecked and unfettered, killing and butchering ...


“Shields up – Red Alert!” The Wall’s in Europe are suddenly going back up

... agreement on how to react to this latest development, facing Europe. The concept of freedom of unfettered movement between Schengen member states and the principles of granting political refugees, refugee status is now in tatters. Why the world needs Russia With the ending of the Cold War, there was a wave of euphoria descending over Europe and Russia was quick to embrace the changes, from a centralized economic, control system – to that of the free market economy. Businesses were springing up like mushrooms, as were nightclubs ...


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    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
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    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  
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