Search: Russia,Diplomacy,West (8 materials)

End of Diplomacy? Or a Toast for the Swedish Masters

... and Euro economies 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 ... ... is good. We see different things. Dr. Andrey Kortunov started a post-24-February debate with a very eloquent piece “End of Diplomacy? Seven Glimpses of the New Normal”. I glimpse a more positive new normal for Russia and should therefore like to address ...


The End of Diplomacy? Seven Glimpses of the New Normal

Numerous visits of Western leaders to Moscow on the eve of the crisis are among the foreign policy failures, and the Russian side failed to persuade anything, with political and diplomatic compromise considered unattainable Moscow: Historians will probably label the eight-year period between 2014 and 2022 as a time of transition for the European politics in the 21st ...


Saber-Rattling as the Main Threat for Russia and the U.S., and How to Deal with It

... mutual confrontation. After all, politicians are not used to thinking 50-100 years ahead, but it is the expansion of a planning horizon that might help to restore the lost trust between the countries. Today, one should remember about the key principle of diplomacy no matter how idealistically it may sound: Russia and the West have to relearn to disagree and at the same time continue and deepen their collaboration on resolving the global challenges. To reach this goal, they need to foster professional exchange programs between academics, politicians, journalists and students....


RussiaWest Crisis: Small Steps Are Not Enough

... expulsion of Russian diplomats, more and more questions arise: Have crises like thus happened before? How can Russia avoid becoming the “greatest threat” in a universal sense? And how can we emerge from this difficult period in the relations between Russia and the West? Alexander Panov, RIAC member and Head of the Diplomacy Department at MGIMO talks about current problems and prospects for their resolution. A diplomatic crisis with attempts to isolate a country: has anything like this ever happened before and what was the outcome? Andrey Kortunov: Four Simple ...


Four Simple Questions About Expulsions of Russian Diplomats

... impressive. Short of becoming truly global, it mobilized most of NATO and EU members with the United States alone, expelling 48 Russians from their embassy in Washington and the consulate in New York. Another 12 working for the Russian Mission at the United ... ... representing the United Kingdom, the United States, Ukraine, Germany, Poland, France, the Netherlands and many other predominantly Western countries. Many questions remain about whether the British side has produced enough proof that the Russians have been ...


Return of the Dungeons of the Seven Towers

... settlement. Nevertheless, the Topkapi Palace would rejoice enthusiastically at another shaming of the Ottoman dynasty’s nefarious adversary. No foreign envoys get locked up anymore in our more humane times. However, the recent massive campaign in the West to expel Russian diplomats is fairly in line with the controversial tradition of the Sublime Porte. Dozens of diplomatic officers overseas have found themselves hostage to a problem they have nothing to do with. Furthermore, the very presence of Russian diplomats ...


Russia and the West, Trapped by Their Own Double Standards

... believe that their Western counterparts have always been hypocritical toward Russia. Given the idealistic motivations of some Western leaders and their sincere belief in the rule of law and democracy, do you really think that they were hypocritical, as Russian experts claim? We need to clarify the target audience [of one’s foreign policy]. If we are talking about hypocrisy ... ... one’s international partners, such tactics echo one’s purposeful attempt to mislead them. Such practice is normal for diplomacy and it will be the case. However, I believe such strategy is not effective, at least because it undermines trust. But ...


International Conference «Hypocrisy vs Democracy: Insincerity Destroying the Global Order after the Cold War»

... diplomats from Russia, the USA, Bulgaria, Greece, the UK, and Turkey took part in the conference. The participants discussed the Western and Russian approach to the history of NATO expansion, the promotion of democracy as a geopolitical tool, «Color Revolutions» and «Arab Spring», Ukrainian crisis narrative clash, diplomacy and public policy interaction, the role of hacking in discovering secret agendas, and hypocrisy issues in the world ...


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  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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