Search: Russia,Ukraine,West (25 materials)


12 Essential Steps in a Conceptual Dead End

Russia and Europe continue to call on each other to fix problems that only exist because they need to serve their national interests ... ... objections to this, but nuances determine the content of the relations between the two sides. Twelve Steps Toward Greater Security in Ukraine and the Euro-Atlantic Region. Twelve Steps Toward Greater Security in Ukraine and the Euro-Atlantic Region Put bluntly,...


OSCE SG Thomas Greminger: We Need to Invest in Cooperative Approaches to Solve Security Problems

An exclusive interview with OSCE Secretary General Thomas Greminger for the Russian International Affairs Council on the sidelines of the 2019 Paris Peace Forum.... ... probably the only remaining platform for inclusive dialogue between the East and the West, so we want to promote it to contribute to overcoming those divisions that have... ... decades. There is, again, an armed conflict in Europe — the crisis in and around Ukraine. Thus, I believe, as long as the Astana Declaration and its vision remain valid...


Putin is a leader made for the Russian Federation

... emphasis on gradual technological modernization — including a continued buildup of forces stationed along the border with Ukraine in order to give Moscow more instruments for intervening in the course of the Ukrainian conflict. At the same time, Moscow will desist from any tangible military buildup in the European (northwestern) theater, despite the mutually belligerent rhetoric by NATO and Russia, and the growing U.S. military presence in Europe. Judging from the new State Armament Program for 2018-2027, which Putin ...


The West and Russia: logic of punishment?

The second episode of the Meeting Russia interview with Ivan Timofeev, program director of RIAC, about Ukraine, the EU’s sanctions against Russia and Russian think tanks. The second episode of the Meeting Russia interview with Ivan Timofeev, RIAC Director of Programs, about Ukraine, the EU’s sanctions against Russia and Russian think tanks.


Could the Ukraine Crisis Trigger a New Cold War?

... suggested such a popular uprising in Ukraine. At the least, this rebellion led to Yanukovich’s resignation and his asylum in Russia. The West’s ‘Maidan Coup’ was seen by Russia as a violation of the ‘rules of the game’. The Kremlin organized Russian-speaking compatriots against the Western counterparts in the country in order to keep Ukraine out of the West’s orbit, and organized them in accordance with the concept of hybrid warfare , encouraging their revolt against the new administration in Kiev. At the same time, Russia held a referendum in March 2014, in the Crimea, which was ...


The Post-Soviet Space in 2017

... neighbours and will attempt to implement peaceful policies towards them, as well as to Russia, which is, among other things, its largest security partner. Tensions between... ... it is at least a stably predicable danger. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich Aleksandr Gushchin: Ukraine: 25 Years of Missed Opportunities Russia’s foreign policy in the post-Soviet... ... Russia’s foreign policy is mostly oriented towards stabilizing relations with the West and resolving the Syrian crisis. Therefore, the post-Soviet space will occupy a...


Richard Sakwa: West-Russia Crisis: We Need to Break Out of the Vicious Circle

... policy, even though NATO is obviously not threatening Russia in the military sense immediately. The idea was that a new model of relations – a new model of Pan-European continentalism would then ensure that Ukraine will not have to choose between Russia and the West. Ukraine cannot survive without Russia, because most of its industries are a myth. Germany has been spending five per cent of its GDP each year as transfers from West Germany to East Germany over the last 25 years. All that has done is to stabilize the ...


Goodbye Post-Soviet Space?

... Ossetia and Crimea. Russia has recognized the independence of the former autonomies, which Georgia and a number of Western countries consider to be occupation. As far as Russia is concerned, Crimea and Sevastopol are two constituent entities of the Russian Federation, while Ukraine and its Western partners see them as annexed Ukrainian territories. The question is not solely or largely about the interference of Moscow, Washington or Brussels, but of the inability of the new state elites to pursue national construction without conflicts ...


Ukraine between West and East

... once belonged to these two countries. In other words, on the one hand, Kiev is hardly able to restore control over the regions ruled by pro-Russian forces, and on the other, the abandonment of Luhansk and Donetsk regions may give rise to separatism in western Ukraine, placing the country stranded between Russia and the West. Besides, the financially emaciated European Union will be hardly enthusiastic about taking aboard the economically damaged and heavily populated Ukraine. REUTERS Ukraine and Syria – How Far Will We Go? Interview with European ...


Ukraine and Syria – How Far Will We Go?

... Ukraine. However, it would be a mistake to believe that Ukraine will reduce in its importance on the international stage and in particular that it will be less important to the RussiaWest relationship. There may well be people who wish that Ukraine would become less important to RussiaWest relationship and that, seeking cooperation, if it’s possible, on challenges like Syria might make the Ukraine problem go away. It would be a misguided view, and until and unless we come to some understanding about how to resolve the Ukrainian ...


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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