Search: Russia,Eastern Europe (11 materials)


Germany’s Southern Сorridor to Greater Eurasia: Away from Warsaw towards Damascus

... Turkey and Germany: Souring Relations between Strategic Allies A Greater Eurasia which reaches out to Europe could take the form of an arch of cooperation across the North of the Eurasian continent, a ‘Northern Corridor’. The hostility of certain Eastern European states to Russia, and the Ukrainian crisis where a solution is not foreseeable in the future dampen the prospects of such deeper cooperation through this corridor. The move towards Greater Eurasia has more chances to succeed through the ‘Southern Corridor’ ...


Eastern Europe is attempting a ride. Will America press the pedal?

... key reason why Donald Trump was invited to attend the 2017 Summit in Warsaw is because the United States could be a major partner to diversify the region’s energy sources. The US may find a vested interest in this project as a card played against Russia, for whom Eastern Europe represents a major energy market. In addition, the US is the main security partner of Eastern and Central Europe, through NATO. During President Trump’s visit to Poland, he jointly signed a memorandum with Poland's Defence Minister confirming ...


Seminar «Russia and the West — Building a new Modus Vivendi?»

On December 7, 2016 Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) in cooperation with the Robert Bosch Center for Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia at the DGAP , the SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins University and the Robert Bosch Stiftung held a seminar «Russia and the West - Building a new Modus Vivendi?». The seminar agenda covered ...


Is Europe a Common or a Split House?

... Marshall Fund of the United States , Eurasia Forum , Amicus Europae – Foundation of Aleksander Kwasniewski , and European Parliament . The participants discussed report “EU and the East. Four Scenarios for Relations between the EU, the Russian Federation and Common Neighbors” prepared by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation. Despite recent efforts to set forth a constructive dialogue between Moscow and Brussels, relations between Russia and East European countries are still strained....


The Pentagon’s Compelling Arguments

... in the settlement of Novo Selo in Bulgaria this year for a total of $30 million, while reorganizing infrastructure in accordance with its own plans before conducting bilateral exercises with Bulgaria at the site. RIAC and Valdai Club webinar “ Russia and NATO: Enemies Once Again? ” Despite the sometimes frightening activity of NATO and the U.S. in the Baltic nations as well as Central and Eastern Europe, the ultimate goal is not war, but to maintain tensions and mistrust, especially in relations between countries of the former Eastern bloc and Russia. At the same time, this tension contributes to the resolution of a number of problems ...


Relations between Russia and Visegrad Group Discussed at RIAC

On June 30, 2015, RIAC hosted roundtable "The Visegrad Europe and Russia Today" used for presentation of report " Russia and the Visegrad Group: the Ukrainian Challenge " authored by a team headed by Lyubov Shishelina, Head of East European Studies at RAS Institute for European Studies. The event was ...


Back to Lafayette

Prospects for Stationing U.S. Heavy Weapons in Central and Eastern Europe The “war of words” that is heating up between Russia and individual NATO countries in connection with plans to deploy significant military force in Europe is becoming increasingly strained. At first glance, such militant rhetoric could be explained by the escalation of the conflict in South-East ...


Roundtable on Constructing a Russia-Friendly Territory in CEE

... Rostas, Editor-in-Chief of Zem a Vek magazine , and Radio Viva Director Dusan Budzak, who were asked numerous questions on Slovak media operations with the focus on the Russia image and Ukraine crisis. The participants also discussed prospects for a Russia-friendly area in Central and Eastern Europe.


NATO and Eastern Europe: A Challenge for Russia?

... However, the main focus upon which the structures and mechanisms of containment will be formed – through the permanent presence of air, naval and ground forces on a rotating basis – will be concentrated in the east. Given their proximity to Russia, NATO member countries from Central and Eastern Europe are interested in NATO’s efforts to contain that country. Past experience and Russia’s actions in the post-Soviet space have shaped their position as part of NATO to develop potential means of containment at the expense of expeditionary ...


Ukraine crisis. The Reaction of Neighboring Countries

... Vadim Voinikov , Assistant Professor in the Department for International and European Law, Coordinator of the European Law Block of the EU Centre, Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University : The Baltic states have traditionally been very vocal about Russia’s participation in the Ukrainian conflict Vladislav Vorotnikov , J unior Researcher, MGIMO Centre for North European and Baltic Studies : The Baltic countries have recognised the forces that came to power in Kiev and adopted vigorously ...


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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