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Merkel’s Legacy, as Seen From Russia

... commander in Berlin’s central Tiergarten marked a clear downward trend in the relationship. In 2020, Merkel publicly supported a German military laboratory’s findings that Russian anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny, who had been flown from Russia to Germany for emergency medical treatment, had been poisoned with a chemical nerve agent. Merkel herself visited the activist in a Berlin hospital. Symbolically, the Navalny incident closed the book on what had remained of the three-decades-long German-Russian ...


RIAC at Dialog-Europe-Russia Advisory Board Meeting

The meeting agenda covers the latest international events affecting relations between Russia and the European Union, and the prospects for the development of bilateral cooperation in various fields On August 27–29, 2021, Salzburg (Austria) is hosting a regular hybrid meeting of DER-Dialog-Europe-Russia Advisory Board, that meets twice ...


Without roots, no future. Germans and Russians – Decoupling ideologies

... many layers that need to be uncovered for its roots to be revealed—as there is no future without roots. Thus, it is necessary to decouple from all ideas and ideologies that have long determined political activity around the world. Let us start with Russia and Germany, since their destinies are forever linked; historically, culturally and geopolitically. “I have sympathy toward the German people; my ancestors came to Russia from Westphalia under Peter the Great. Great nations can stay dormant for some time,...


EU Policy towards Ukraine: Room for Improvement

... actions in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine (Schmidt, 2016). A single unified EU policy does not exist as each country pursues its own foreign policy interests. The peace talks held under the “Normandy” format have not been led by the EU, but France and Germany have instead taken the reign. Despite the fact that the EU has imposed sanctions on Russia in the aftermath of Crimea changing its jurisdiction in 2014, they have not been without their criticisms from some of the member states. Italy certainly comes to mind with Rome’s stance towards Moscow being much friendlier than that of its European ...


Conquering the Emptiness: A New Stage in the Militarization of Outer Space

... before, and in October 2020, NATO announced the creation of a space centre at Allied Air Command in the Ramstein Air Base in Germany. Meanwhile, the United Kingdom is planning to establish its own Space Command in 2022 , and even the “pacifist” Japan ... ... large military powers will grant their military space agencies a higher and more autonomous status. Significantly, this is where Russia has been well ahead of the curve, as the country’s space forces have always enjoyed a relatively high degree of autonomy....


A Clear View Eastwards: Russia and Germany

... an ideology for maintaining internal order. This undoubtedly “China first” approach, however, should not hinder Europe and especially Germany from using the infrastructure project to strengthen economic relations and the geopolitical link between Russia and Germany. Eurasia is a region of high importance, both economically and geopolitically. Moreover, it is precisely the Kaliningrad enclave, formerly Königsberg, that is at the heart of German-Russian cooperation. The oblast Kaliningrad lies between Poland ...


Germany’s Diplomacy hit the Ground Running

... US in peace process and reconciliation due to Maas’ fragile diplomatic competence. Mass also turned blind eyes to the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan-turkey. However, the war took place between two camps the Christians and Islamic radicals, Germany could intervene in full-fledged diplomatic manner to avert both human and material losses. Putin’s Russia ran into, to avoid bloodshed, but it was too late and too little. People succumbed due to unbalanced warfare, and Baku misused its natural resources to acquire deadly sophisticated weaponries to be installed in conflicting areas, consequently, ...


Multilateralism Needs Reinventing, Not Resurrecting

... still be the best option for humankind that we can count on for the nearest future. Big powers like the United States, China or Russia are not likely to lead the world towards a new multilateralism. They are too used to asymmetrical interdependence and they ... ... comparative advantages in the format of bilateral relations with their relatively smaller and weaker partners. Countries like Germany, which have already accumulated a lot of experience in various formats of multilateralism, might be in a better position ...


DGAP Russia Strategy Group Meeting on Prospects for Russia-the U.S. Relations

On November 24, 2020, German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) held a regular Russia Strategy Group meeting focusing on the prospects for Russia-the U.S. relations following the presidential elections in the United States. On November 24, 2020, German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) held a regular Russia Strategy Group meeting ...


Building Europe’s Future

... University and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Moscow as part of the Germany’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union and of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, as well as in the framework of the Year of Germany in Russia. Text of the Lecture Building Europe’s Future Prof Kuzminov, Prof Prostakov, Dear Students, Thanks a lot for the invitation to speak to you today. I regret that, due to the pandemic, I can´t talk to you face to face—but I enjoy that I can ...


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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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