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Russia and Europe: the Current Impasse and the Way Out

... of 2014—in which the Germans saw Russia as aggressive and the Russians saw Germany as perfidious—undermined what had remained of the relationship. The Navalny poisoning in August 2020, his dispatch to Germany for treatment, Germany’s public accusation that Russia had used a nerve agent to try to kill the opposition activist, Navalny’s return to Moscow from Berlin in January 2021, and his immediate jailing in Russia set the stage for a new, much colder period: not only in German-Russian relations, but ...


US Sanctions Against Iran and the Future of the JCPOA: A View From Tehran and Moscow

... from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in 2018, renewing massive economic sanctions against Iran. The subsequent extraterritorial application of US sanctions forced a significant number of foreign companies to leave Iran. Ivan Timofeev: USA vs. JCPOA: How Can Russia and China Respond? Companies from the EU have suffered the most. Moreover, during the presidency of Donald Trump, the volume of restrictive measures against Iran was increased by Presidential Executive Orders No. 13846, 13871, 13876, 13902 and ...


Time to Create a Single Negotiating Cyber Forum under the UN General Assembly First Committee

... is especially disappointing. Still, we should recognize that the recent agreement through negotiations of the UN Open Ended Working Group is a positive step forward, in spite of the global trend towards escalating tensions, especially those between Russia, China and the U.S. We have two negotiating platforms, the GGE and the OEWG. What do you think about such co-existence? We appreciate the history and the genesis of these two parallel processes, however, I should say it is now time that we combined ...


Naval forces of great powers

... lighter counterparts. The viability of supercarriers has increasingly been in question in recent years as “carrier killer” missiles have been developed and deployed by China and Russia. New hypersonic missile systems such as the Chinese DF-21D or Russia’s Kh-47M2 (Kinzal) all having engagement ranges at least a thousand kilometers, capable of striking at hypersonic speeds and able to disable even the largest supercarriers with a single direct hit. The US Navy currently has no defense against such weapons. The proliferation of ‘carrier killer’ weapons is only ...


Russia in the Middle East: 10 Years After the Arab Spring

... must understand that for the United States, instability and military conflicts in the Middle East and its environs do not pose any threat to national security at all: the United States is separated from the most problematic region in the world by thousands of kilometres. Unlike Russia, China or Europe, the Americans can look at regional processes from the point of view of a diplomatic game, rather than taking steps to ensure their own security. Therefore, for Russia, preventing such a development of events by the mid-2010s was ...


Sino-Russian Relations Are Still Not an Alliance, but They Are More Than Partnership

Interview for the Global Times This year marks the 20 th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Good-Neighborliness and Friendly Cooperation between Russia and China. During the recent visit to China by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, the two sides agreed to extend the treaty and enrich it with the essence of a new era. What is the essence of the new era? What is the trajectory of China-Russia ...


Broad Cyber-Consensus

... attribution in cyberspace, the possibility of applying the norms of international humanitarian law to cyberattacks, etc. This is made all the worse by the new trend towards using the ICT for military and intelligence purpose as well as by numerous public accusations and threats emanating from both sides. One such example is the recent New York Times article on U.S. preparations for a retaliatory attack on Russian networks following the large-scale hack of U.S. government departments and corporations (known as the SolarWinds hack), which Russia is said to have carried out. Cybersecurity remains a sore point in U.S.–China relations as well. Tensions between ...


RIAC RuBase Project Orientation Workshop

On March 25, 2020, the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) held an online orientation workshop within the framework of the RuBase project On March 25, 2020, the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) held an online orientation workshop within the framework ...


Growing US Pressure Incentive to Make China-Russia Ties More Diverse

... opportunities to fix their problems with Washington anytime soon Two months after the inauguration of Present Joe Biden, with the political dust in Washington settling down, it is becoming increasingly clear that the US Democratic administration policy toward Russia and China contains more elements of continuity than elements of change. Unfortunately, this continuity is not something that they would like to observe in Moscow and Beijing. Zhao Huasheng: Should China and Russia Form an Alliance? If someone has ...


Russia-U.S. Ties Discussed at Sodruzhestvo Expert Network Meeting

On March 17, 2021, Sodruzhestvo, a British expert network specializing in the analysis of relations between Russia and the West, held an online discussion of the current state and prospects for the Russia-U.S. relations On March 17, 2021, Sodruzhestvo, a British expert network specializing in the analysis of relations between Russia and the West, held an ...


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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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