Search: Ukraine,Eastern Europe (5 materials)

A World Power in a Mammoth Trap

... seems that the limit of this tolerance can only be determined by trial and error. Second, this large-scale armed conflict in Eastern Europe has clearly illustrated that the internal checks and balances, upon which the interactions of world powers have ... ... military strategy and planning can be only evaluated later, its poor political planning is already evident. The task of keeping Ukraine under control could be carried out in various forms (and it was often successfully realized in some periods of post-Soviet ...


Will Putin Take Advantage of Conflict With Kim to “Liberate” Belorussia?

... of Russian processes are pre-determined, above all, by the Kremlin anticipation of the U.S. response. This has held true for Eastern Europe, but also the Middle East. See our article in the Middle East Quarterly,“Why Putin wants Syria, ” Spring, 2016,... ... would be too costly for him. It would introduce more sanctions. We also foresee that we will not have any choice but to provide Ukraine with defensive weapons and significantly build up our forces in the Baltic States and Poland. Putin must understand that ...


The Armed Forces of Baltic and Eastern European States

... of the EU contingent in Mali, UN missions in the Middle East and Lebanon, the NATO mission in Kosovo and the OSCE mission in Ukraine. The Estonian Defence Forces are made up of 5750 soldiers in active service, and up to 42,000 reservists, including: The ... ... and Norway. The Ämari Air Base in Estonia has been actively used since 2014 as part of NATO’s air patrolling of the Baltic. Eastern Europe MIG-29, Belorusian Air Defence Forces Belarus The Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus began ...


Relations between Russia and Visegrad Group Discussed at RIAC

On June 30, 2015, RIAC hosted roundtable "The Visegrad Europe and Russia Today" used for presentation of report " Russia and the Visegrad Group: the Ukrainian Challenge " authored by a team headed by Lyubov Shishelina, Head of East European Studies at RAS Institute for European Studies. The event was attended by Slovak Ambassador in Moscow Peter Priputen, Polish Ambassador Katarzyna Pelczynska-Nalecz, Hungarian Ambassador Janos Balla, and Czech Ambassador Vladimir Remek, as well...


Ukraine crisis. The Reaction of Neighboring Countries

RIAC Experts' comments The fast evolving crisis in Ukraine is causing concern to governments of neighbouring countries and post-Soviet states. We have asked RIAC experts specialising in the politics of the Baltics, the Balkans, the Trans-Caucasus and Central Asia to comment on the events in Ukraine and ...


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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