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We are closer to a nuclear war

... action? Why this war? I do not think that it matters a lot how they call it. In any case, this is by far the most intense military conflict in Europe after WWWII. It has deep historical roots, and many layers, including a domestic Ukrainian dimension, a Russian – Ukrainian dimension, as well as a broader dimension of Russia-West relations. Russian President Putin seems to be a strong leader. There is a view that he is trying to reunify the old Soviet Union and restore Russian power. Some say that this ...


Why Did U.S. Prioritize Containing Russia Over China?

The U.S. felt that it needed to reshape European perceptions to revive the “Russian threat”, galvanizing the West under its hegemonic influence Experts are scrambling to explain why the U.S. prioritized containing Russia over China despite most prior indicators very strongly suggesting that it would prioritize the second ...


Russian Security Cannot be Anti-Russian

... 2022, deploying offensive weapons systems and anti-American military groups along the southern or northern border of the U.S. Such brazen disregard for what Russia sees as an obvious diplomatic and military “double standard” causes great harm to international security, as it pushes Russia into a situation where it feels it has no choice but consider more radical initiatives, such as ones potentially fraught with scenarios of a world war. For Russia, this seems the only feasible option to safeguard its needs and to make sure that ...


Statement by the Euro-Atlantic Security Leadership Group (EASLG) Co-Conveners: Ukraine and Reducing Nuclear Risks

... conflict in Ukraine elevates such risks dramatically. The firefight at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine was the latest reminder of how nuclear catastrophe can quickly rise to the surface in the “fog of war.” The leaders of China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States together affirmed in January that “a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought.” The first and most essential step toward reducing the risks of a consequential accident, mistake, or miscalculation ...


The Expert Dialogue on NATO-Russia Risk Reduction. Seven Recommendations

... Foundation 16. Alexander Panov Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Honored Member of the Russian Diplomatic Service, Head, Department of Diplomacy MGIMO University 17. Sergey Rogov Academic Director, Institute for the US and Canadian Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences (ISKRAN), Chairman of the International Security Advisory Board of the Scientific Council at the Security Council of the Russian Federation; Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences 18. Pavel Sharikov Leading Research Fellow, Department of the European Integration, Institute ...


A Military Response to Russians’ Infernal Question

With the INF Treaty collapsed and Russian proposals to prevent another missile confrontation in Europe possibly rejected, the logical thing to do would be to deploy the revised “Pioneer” missile in response to the new “Pershings” and “Gryphons” Who is to blame? A seemingly ...


RIAC and RUSI Discussed Turkey's Foreign Policy and Regional Security Issues

The workshop was organized within the framework of the sixth round of the project “A New Agenda for Russia–UK Relations” On February 9, 2022, the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) with the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) held a closed online workshop on Turkey's foreign policy and regional security issues in the Middle East. ...


Russia in 2020: Alternative Scenarios of the Near Future

In 2008, four paths were available to Russia but in 2022, one prevails A Retrospective Introduction In 2008–2012 we published results of a long-term research project on the alternative scenarios of Russia’s future in several publications including ‘ On Russia: Perspectives from the ...


Demystifying Fear

What Should Russia’s Updated Foreign Policy Concept Focus on? Once again, NATO’s possible advancement into the post-Soviet space has come to the fore in Russian expert discourse. The prospect of NATO expanding eastwards is often portrayed as an eschatological ...


Diplomacy vs Brinkmanship

... avert a military conflict between two nuclear superpowers, which may be inflicted on the two great nations because of hubris or misperceptions For an observer who has enough time and stamina to follow the political and diplomatic marathon launched by Russia’s December initiative on security guarantees, the situation is close to surreal. On the one hand, there have been multiple signs that significant achievements and agreements on the diplomatic path are possible. However, this dimension is almost ...


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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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