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“Securitization of the Arctic” post Finland’s Accession to NATO

The world really needs to question is the very fundamental requirement and existence of “NATO” itself On 4 April 2023, Finland formally became the 31st country of the NATO security alliance. Western scholars argue ... ... maintained a status of non-aligned state in the region. Till recently it has remained a significant buffer between NATO and Russia. This status has drastically changed post Russia’s military action in Ukraine. Western media and its strong Russophobic ...


The Nordic Сountries: More Militarism and Confrontation Where Creativity, Security and Peace Were Eminently Possible

... What used to be called the Nordic balance—having different security profiles, taking each other’s basic interests into account but not forming a Nordic alliance with uniform policies—has been incrementally demolished in consequence of the U.S./NATO provocative expansion since 1990 that broke all the well-documented promises made at the time by the West’s leaders to Mikhail Gorbachev about not expanding NATO one inch eastwards if he accepted a re-unified Germany in NATO. The NATO-Russia deadlock that has led to the conflict in Ukraine served only a pretext to what has been going on the last roughly three decades, ending so far—to mention a few instances—in Denmark’s role as faraway bomber nation since 1999 and negotiations ...


Do We Have a Future?

... replaced by appinions. Aleksey Arbatov: The Ukrainian Crisis and Strategic Stability Tomorrow brings yesterday: we are heading for perpetual war, with the danger of the obliteration of most of humanity. Those of us who remember have only to recall how NATO, instead of disbanding, ignored Russia’s concerns and attempts at serious dialogue, expanded, and then illegally bombed Belgrade, ignoring the UN. That was not enough, as the West then destroyed Iraq (lying, into the bargain) and Libya, and tried to destroy Syria. Russia kept warning ...


A New Western Cohesion and World Order

Working paper № 69 / 2022 Working paper № 69 / 2022 The working paper explores the factors that predetermined the Western switch from divergence to convergence in the 2020s along with the key features of the commenced consolidation within the ranks of the Collective West. Is current Western unity incidental or strategic? Is it transient or long-standing? How much do the interests of the major power centers of the Collective West diverge? How likely is this unity to extend to subsequent engagement...


Military Aspects of Russia’s Stance in the Arctic

... as well as of protecting the vital interests from a wide range of challenges and threats. The Arctic accounts for a third of Russia’s entire territory and, according to Russian President Vladimir Putin, new Arctic and northern territories will be attached ... ... the national defense potential. The implication is that the Northern Fleet must be capable of assisting the Baltic Fleet on NATO’s eastern flank, while also interacting with the Pacific Fleet in case any threat emanates from the Asia-Pacific. Direct ...


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 ... ..., after it provoked a third round of civil war hostilities with Washington’s backing. The Russian leader also claimed that NATO clandestinely established military infrastructure in the former Soviet Republic for the purpose of carrying out a surprise ...


Russian Security Cannot be Anti-Russian

To Moscow, Russian security will never be American security reimagined. Simply put, Russian security ... ... for several years as precisely such an existential threat emanating from the U.S. and NATO, which has to do with their deployment of major weapons as well as highly trained... ... 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...


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

... (ret.), Senior Military Advisor of the Permanent Representation of Germany to the OSCE, Vienna (2005–2009); Senior Associate, International Security Division, German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Berlin (SWP) 61. Cynthia Roberts, Professor ... ... of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus 65. Reiner Schwalb Brigadier-General (ret), National German Representative at NATO Allied Command Transformation, Norfolk/VA, 2007-2010; German Senior Defense Official and Attache to the Russian Federation, Moscow, 2011–2018 66. Stefano Silvestri Senior Scientifi c Advisor at Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI),...


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 ... ... to this accursed question relevant for the country’s current security concern has recently emerged: the United States and NATO with its U.S.-led enlargement into the post-Soviet space, with them having completely eclipsed international terrorism on ...


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 catastrophe, much alike the Mongol invasion of Russia in the middle ...


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