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Professor Jeffrey Sachs: “I Don’t Believe in Isolating Russia

... I described earlier (based on Ukraine’s neutrality and the Minsk agreements) would help to settle this dangerous conflict in a manner that most of the world will support. What is your take on the U.S. and the EU decision to freeze a significant chunk of Russia’s Central Bank currency reserves? In 19 or even 20 centuries, such an aggressive move could be treated as casus belli. Do you think that this has become a new normal in the 21 st century? I disagree with the US approach and believe that the global ...

16.05.2022

Women and International Relations: Evolution of a Concealed Binomial

... paved the way for the relaunch of the feminist discourse, and this time the central issue was specifically that of suffrage. In 1920 the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution, guaranteeing all American women the right to vote, passed. It was however Russia the first country to grant, in 1917, the right to vote to women. Equal rights for men and women in all spheres of public life were thus proclaimed. In 1919, Lenin wrote: "In the years of Soviet power, much more has been done in one of the most backward countries ...

04.05.2022

We are at war with the West. The European security order is illegitimate

... Ukraine were going very much like Germany in the 1930s». You say that NATO promised never to enlarge to the East and Russia was cheated on that. But former Warsaw Pact countries requested to be included in NATO themselves. And Russia signed up to the Founding Act on Russia-NATO relations in 1997, accepting NATO enlargement. No cheating there. «It was the biggest mistake of Russia’s foreign policy in the last 30 years. I fought against it, because the Founding Act of 1997 legitimized further NATO expansion. But ...

15.04.2022

Securitization of Physical Cyberspace Infrastructure as a Nexus in U.S.-Russia Relations: The Case of Submarine Communications Cables

... interaction in cyberspace is annunciated as a strategic threat to Russia and its informational sovereignty [ 25 ]. Looking towards the future, the United States and Russia have made concerted steps to establish a common set of cybernorms. During the 2021 Russia-United States Summit in Geneva, President Biden annunciated that cyberattacks on sixteen critical infrastructure sectors, including the communications sector, would lead to cyberspace-based retaliation [ 26 ]. The communications sector forms one of the ...

18.02.2022

The Confused Superpower: A Year After America's Elections

... significance of what is happening inside this huge “billiard ball”, the transformations taking place there inevitably affect its movement and, therefore, we must take them into account. Therefore, the mere fact that the United States is the only country besides Russia to have large, terrifying stockpiles of nuclear weapons (and at the same time have decisive influence on the world financial system), is already a sufficiently solid reason to speculate about the significance of important developments in the history ...

03.12.2021

After COP26: Russia’s Path to the Global Green Future

... wants to set the rules. On top of all this, Moscow has ambitions to become a major hydrogen energy producer. It also has a protective attitude toward the melting Arctic, where it has the largest shoreline and exclusive economic zone of all littoral countries. In sum, Russia is certainly now taking climate-related issues seriously, but even though a latecomer in embracing the climate change agenda, it will not simply accept the West’s or the EU’s lead. Rather, it will act in accordance with its national interests,...

23.11.2021

Time for a Consolidated Russian-Chinese Approach to Modernize and Reform UN

The United Nations is much bigger than its Security Council, all the importance of UNSC notwithstanding When it comes to reforms of the United Nations, it is indispensable for China and Russia, as long-time UN champions and supporters, to take the lead in promoting bottom-up approach to UN reforms. Moscow and Beijing have already accumulated a lot of experience in working together in drafting UN Security Council (UNSC) resolutions, in setting agendas for ...

25.10.2021

The U.S. Wants To Turn Ethiopia Into Bosnia

... Nigeria to usher in another so-called “Scramble for Africa”. The U.S. and its allies would strategically benefit from this outcome since it would enable them to more effectively divide and rule Africa in a way that could reduce the influence of Russia, China, and other multipolar countries there across the ongoing New Cold War. In other words, Ethiopia isn't just defending its own sovereignty by pushing back against America's Hybrid War, but also all of Africa's. The US feels threatened not only by PM Abiy's pragmatic attempts to ...

18.10.2021

The Turkey-Russia Relationship: Why “Compartmentalization” and Not Conflict?

... includes five founding members (Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, and Turkey) and Uzbekistan since 2019. Turkey’s presence and leadership within the Turkic Council allows the country to have an institutional foothold in Central Asia to counter Russian initiatives, such as the Collective Security Treaty Organization and the Eurasian Economic Union, of which Turkey is not a member. The wariness of Turkish influence in Central Asia from the Russian side is evident in Russian efforts to marginalize ...

05.08.2021

20-year Cooperation Treaty between Iran and Russia: Bilateral Strategic Partnership or Disappointing Agreement

... multilateral diplomacy and stressed that there was still a chance to preserve it. Therefore, the 20-year agreement between Iran and Russia, according to the Iranian government, can lead to long-term Russian support for Iran, and most important is the use of Russia’s UN Security Council veto against the United States. However, it should be noted that the use of such vetoes for Russia will not be without advantages. 3. The Syrian crisis The Syrian crisis is another concern of the diplomatic leaders of Iran and Russia,...

22.07.2021
 

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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