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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.


Maybe Russia’s Economy Doesn’t Need Democracy

... to consider a Europe from Lisbon to Vladivostok. But the West was not welcoming. It wasn’t ready. I’m not saying that the European Union shouldn’t have expanded into Eastern Europe, but it was quite clear at the time that the expansion would hurt ... ... But real life is more complicated than political and economic doctrines, than traditional liberal mantras. Interestingly, the Western sanctions have helped in a way. Russians now see the situation in the West as less predictable than at home. So they think it’s ...


How Should Russia Respond to an Adversarial West?

... a review of external affairs — both in theory and in practice. The upcoming elections are likely to bring a similar rethink. Russia faces a number of forks in the road, which could determine the direction of its foreign policy. Relations with the West are a priority. The United States and the European Union this year will increase pressure on Russia via sanctions, military deterrence and information warfare. Russia will respond in kind, though the balance of power is significantly skewed in the West’s favor. Broadly speaking, the aim of Western countries is to change Russia’s approach to Ukraine....


Russia has to reinvent its economic model

... intelligence information, this gap in perceptions has been narrowed and now there is more understanding between Russia and major Western players in the region about who really belongs to terrorists and who does not. That opens more room for cooperation on ... ... political differences and put together an anti-terrorist coalition like the one that they had during the Second World War. 3) The European Union (EU) has enforced economic sanctions against Russia because of the conflict in Ukraine. Although such sanctions have been regularly denounced as costly and ...


Helsinki +40 Seminar Held in Stockholm

... future OSCE PA role with the focus on Ukraine crisis and prospects for relationship between Europe and Russia. Opinions have been voiced that time has come to change the key and regard Russia as part of Europe rather than plunge into confrontation, the sanctions being vestiges of the past and hardly effective as foreign policy tools since they damage both Russia and European countries. Many said that the OSCE seems the least efficient organization in the Ukraine context. It was the third Helsinki+40 ...



... in the Far East and South East Asia. Russia has demonstrated to the West that there are alternative economic partners to the European Union, with the demand for Russian hydrocarbons in China and other developing markets in the region just as high as in ... ... economic dimensions. Russia and China have similar positions on many global policy issues, including the events in Ukraine and Western sanctions against Russia. For all the importance of the gas contract signed by the two countries, partnership agreements in other ...


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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