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RIAC and Oxford Process Second Expert Round Table

... Experts’ presentations drew upon proven international experience and precedents for resolving territorial disputes in international conflicts. The following issues of territorial integrity in the conflict between the two countries were discussed: Ukraine's red lines in territorial matters; territorial goals of Russia; the role and the possibility of introducing international administration in disputed territories; the possibility of holding a referendum in the disputed territories and its consequences. Like the first event, the second expert round table was ...


Why Russia Believes It Cannot Lose In The Armed Conflict in Ukraine

... that many in the Russian elite are asking for a definition of “victory.” What is your definition? It is a moving target. The minimum is the liberation from the Kievan regime of Donbas, which is in its final stages, and then of southern and eastern Ukraine. Then, Russia’s aim should probably be that the territory left under Kievan control will be neutral and fully demilitarized. Ukraine is an important but small part of the engulfing process of the collapse of the former world order of global liberal imperialism ...


Russia has made a decisive break with the West and is ready to help shape a new world order

... key participant in the latter. Long gone are the days when Moscow could straddle the divide between the West and the non-West. Following the 2014 Ukraine crisis, the G8 reverted to its previous G7 format; in the wake of the Russian military action in Ukraine last February, Russian-Western confrontation degenerated into a full-blown “h ybrid war,” complete with an actual confrontation – if so far a proxy one. Having tried, after the end of the Cold War, to become part of the new West, and having failed at that endeavor,...


An Unexpected Indicator of Change

... powerful neighbor evokes sympathy for the former and condemnation of the latter. This attitude prevails worldwide, much stronger in the West, of course, but it is quite common in the East as well. There was no reason to expect anything different. In Ukraine, Russia is working hard to solve its national tasks that stem from its interpretation of historical justice and appropriateness. For tactical reasons, Moscow denied the true nature of these tasks until the very beginning of the operation and disregards ...


Kosovo is no longer a ‘special case’ in international law: the case of Donbass

... missing from January 1998 to December 31, 2000 Donbass 14,200–14,400 people killed from April 14, 2014 to December 31, 2021 Refugees Kosovo 1.5 Million people, 90% of the population Donbass 1.6 Million people registered as internally displaced in Ukraine + 1 Million abroad, mostly in Russia. 40% of the population Agression against their own people Kosovo Empty villages attacked. Donbass On April 7, 2014, an “Anti-Terrorist Operation” against “Russia’s invasion” is launched by Alexey Turchynov, chief of the Security Service ...


President Putin should defend the special military operation at a special international law forum

... this bold argument for recognition, but not in 2022, after so many terrible things happened in Ukraine. For Putin, this alternative argumentation is interesting with respect to an ongoing ICJ case: in an attempt to debunk Putin’s legal justification, Ukraine filed a complaint against Russia in the ICJ, for false accusation of genocide. However, even if events in Donbass are not a genocide according to article 2 of the 1948 Genocide Convention, they can still be a Kosovo-genocide. In this case, DNR/LNR would belong to the same category ...


Russia Envoy Says Biden Sanctions Backfire, Hurting U.S. Economy and Power

... ties with the West. Around this same time, a Russia-aligned separatist insurgency erupted in the Donbas region and Russia annexed the Crimean Peninsula in an internationally disputed referendum. As efforts to settle the conflict repeatedly stalled, Russia began amassing troops along Ukraine's borders last year and called for a reorganization of Europe's security order to roll back NATO activities in the former Soviet sphere of influence. When the U.S. and its Western allies refused these demands, Antonov said this was "the last ...


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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