Search: Russia,West (236 materials)


The Referendums for Reunification with Russia the geopolitical stakes of a democratic choice

... as "American Europe", while those who view these referendums favourably refer to civilisational Europe and the Europe of nations from Paris to Moscow, i.e. "European Europe", the alternative notion promoted by General de Gaulle. Westerners do not want Russian reunification, while true Europeans see it as a natural process. The US/NATO conflict against Russia in the Ukrainian theatre, with the Kiev regime as a proxy, is also a war of the West (under American domination) against civilisational Europe ...


One year on, here's how the Ukraine conflict is changing the world order

... of treating Russian security concerns about NATO’s enlargement seriously: Moscow had to accept the post-Cold War order in which it no longer had a decisive voice. That mismatch of key goals could not last long. Already by 2011-12, the outlook for Russia-West relations could be summarized as something like: it will get worse before it gets worse. Right now, we are still on the same trajectory – things can become even more grim than they are now. Hopefully, the credible threat of complete annihilation ...


Global South Shows Resilience over Ukraine Issue

... high-level delegations from Moscow and sign new agreements on cooperation with their business partners from Russia. In sum, the Global South so far has demonstrated a spectacular resilience in its commitment to stay out of the escalating conflict between Russia and the West. Andrey Kortunov: A New Western Cohesion and World Order This persistent resistance to the continuous pressure from the West calls for explanations. One of such explanations is a wide spread perception in the Global South that the Western approach ...


Europe “The starry heavens above me…”* A plea for awareness and peace

... that many Germans, consciously or unconsciously, are still deeply rooted in these seemingly vanished landscapes. The German soul is closely connected with the East and its territories, especially with Germany’s historical East, including East and West Prussia and the Memel territory. According to estimates, about 14 million refugees had to leave their homes after the Second World War, losing everything, all their belongings. About 2 million died in transit, and Germany lost a quarter of its territory....


2022: End of the End of History

The conflict between Russia and the West is likely to drag on for decades, regardless of how and along exactly what lines the conflict in Ukraine ends In 1989, the “short 20 th century” ended with the “end of history”—the victory of the Western capitalist world over the Soviet ...


Do We Have a Future?

... 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 NATO to stop, but the latter had, and still has, no reverse gear, controlled as it is by enormous financial interests. Greed was, and is, the order of the day. Russia’s attempts to move closer to, and even join, NATO, were cynically ...


Why International Institutions Survive: An Afterword to the G20 Summit

... institutions, make up the majority, to turn the political part of the meeting into a fight against Russia. However, at the same time, we saw that the Indonesian presidency used such intentions to increase its independence in world affairs and rejected all Western claims regarding Russian participation. In addition, an important personal meeting between the leaders of the United States and China took place on the sidelines of the summit, which allowed them to temporarily dispel the expectation of an inevitable clash, which seemed ...


American Attempts to Preserve Hegemony Will Only Make the Transition to a New World Order Harder for Washington

... the first place. But the recurrence of systemic unipolarity is not unique to the West. For example, the threat of secondary sanctions by the US has in many cases proved to be a decisive factor in determining the opportunities and constraints for non-Western countries to develop economic and other cooperation with Moscow. Under US pressure, Turkey decided to refuse to service Russian Mir payment cards, and China’s Huawei was forced to begin winding down its activities in Russia. The new US National Security Strategy recently signed by Biden is steeped in outright restorationist pathos. The document speaks of the indispensability ...


International Conference on the OSCE Future Held in Geneva

... 21–22, 2022, the Geneva Center for Politics and Security (GCSP), in partnership with the Swiss Federal Department for Foreign Affairs, hosted an international conference on the future of the OSCE in the context of the acute crisis in relations between Russia and the West On October 21–22, 2022, the Geneva Center for Politics and Security (GCSP), in partnership with the Swiss Federal Department for Foreign Affairs, hosted an international conference on the future of the OSCE in the context of the acute crisis ...


Changing Roles: Why Countries of Middle East May be Future’s Best-Suited Mediators?

... the West should not be expected to abandon its attempts to put pressure on its Middle Eastern partners to force them to join anti-Russian sanctions. If Middle Eastern states succeed in preserving their pragmatic approach to the Ukrainian crisis, to Russia-West confrontation, and in continuing their multi-vector policies, there will be more chances for a constructive settlement and for a smoother transition to a new architecture of international relations and security. Fostering relations with everyone ...


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%)
For business
For researchers
For students