Search: Russia,Europe (119 materials)

 

Is This the End of Nuclear Arms Control?

... new deployments of anti-missile defences, both in Europe and Asia. Current deployments of US missile interceptors in Poland and Romania are designed primarily for defence against INF-range missiles coming from the Middle East. Growing deployment of Russian INF missiles aimed at Europe, however, would likely prompt consideration of new NATO missile defences openly oriented towards the east. Practical and economic constraints might limit the pace of this action/reaction process. But the cumulative effect could be to contribute ...

12.11.2018

The United States, Russia, and Europe in 2018

... anything to stabilize Syria for the long term. The lack of enthusiasm to pay for reconstruction and the limited capacity to reconstruct effectively mean that the conflict in Syria will continue. The most likely way forward may lie in a deal between Russia and Europe, not the United States. But none of the experts felt that even this outcome would succeed—in the end, resources and skills are likely to be inadequate to the gargantuan task at hand. The final topic on the group’s agenda was political interference....

12.11.2018

Sleepwalking Toward Nuclear War

... President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Theresa May—should reinforce the principle that a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought. This principle, articulated at the height of the Cold War by the presidents of the United States and Russia, was embraced then by all European countries. It would communicate that leaders today recognize their responsibility to work together to prevent nuclear catastrophe and provide a foundation for other practical steps to reduce the risk of nuclear use—including resolving the current ...

10.11.2018

A European Response to US Withdrawal from the INF Treaty

... November 2018 Trump-Putin meeting, the leaders should also agree a statement of reassurance to the international community that nuclear war cannot be won and should never be fought. While Ukraine will remain the primary joint agenda item in the NATO-Russia Council, Europeans should advance proposals for wider, more up-to-date arms control designed to increase decision time and predictability for both NATO and Russian leaders. As part of a broader response, Europeans should press the case for the security benefits ...

09.11.2018

What Kind of Europe Does Russia Need?

... Therefore, placing Brussels in opposition to the capitals of the leading EU countries is quite unjustified. Remove the Brussels bureaucracy and it will be the bureaucrats in Berlin, Paris and Rome who have to deal with all the unpleasant aspects in RussiaEurope relations. It should be added that for Berlin, for instance, continued European integration is a top foreign policy priority. There is no simpler way of ruining relations with Germany than demonstrating the desire to undermine European unity or ...

05.09.2018

INF Treaty: More than Just an Agreement

... the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, remarked in February 2007 that Russia could begin reviewing the entire treaty framework of nuclear deterrence in response to the United States deploying components of its missile defence system in Eastern Europe. In particular, he said that Russia could unilaterally withdraw from the INF Treaty: “The treaty is indefinite, but either party may pull out of it if it provides convincing evidence of the need to do so. Such evidence currently exists: many countries are developing and perfecting ...

16.07.2018

RIAC Takes Part in the Debating Security Plus Global Online Debate

On June 19–20, 2018, RIAC took part in the global online debates "Debating Security Plus", organized by the European think-tank "Friends of Europe". On June 19–20, 2018, RIAC took part in the global online debates "Debating Security Plus", organized by the European think-tank "Friends of Europe". " Debating Security Plus ...

21.06.2018

Debating Security Plus 2018

... concrete recommendations on some of the world’s most pressing security challenges, from de-escalating nuclear tensions and fighting terrorism to cybersecurity and managing global migration patterns. This year RIAC will be a partner with Friends of Europe in the global online brainstorm “Debating Security Plus”. The online debating aims to yield concrete recommendations on some of the world’s most pressing security challenges, from de-escalating nuclear tensions and fighting terrorism to cybersecurity ...

15.06.2018

Unbalanced Europe and the New Order in the OSCE Space

... Eastern Europe were a big mistake. From a military point of view, they generated measly dividends for the security of the US and its allies. Their threat to Russia’s security was also highly questionable. But media speculation on this topic in Eastern Europe and Russia itself had extremely damaging consequences for mutual trust. The same can be said about the adapted Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE Treaty). The loss of this important arms control instrument was a major miscalculation, critically ...

03.05.2018
 

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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