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U.S. Risks Becoming Combatant in Ukraine Special Military Operation

Washington is not interested in establishing peace and tranquility in Ukraine Hours after Russian President Vladimir Putin ushered in a new phase to the ongoing special military operation in Ukraine with a partial nationwide military mobilization, his longtime top diplomat, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, spoke with Newsweek Senior Foreign ...


Constructing Security: Why Agreement on the Zaporozhye NPP Is So Necessary?

... from all the territories taken over during the special military operation but also a restoration of Ukraine’s territorial integrity within the 1991 borders , including in Donbass and in Crimea. Andrey Kortunov: Three Scenarios for the End of the Russia-Ukraine Conflict Meanwhile, leaks of the latest one-and-a-half-hour phone conversation between Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz suggest that the Kremlin is not going to make any concessions in the near future either....


Six months into the conflict, what exactly does Russia hope to achieve in Ukraine?

... control – or face the consequences. Kiev refused, and hostilities began. Russia’s official reason for unleashing force was defending the two newly recognized republics which had asked for military assistance. Shortly after the start of hostilities Russia and Ukraine began peace talks. In late March 2022 at a meeting in Istanbul, Moscow demanded that Zelensky’s government recognize the sovereignty of the two Donbass republics within their constitutional borders, as well as Russia’s own sovereignty over ...


The OSCE, Ukraine, and peace process

... and support the implementation of concluded agreements. The implementing role of the OSCE was evident after, in July 2014, it followed the appeal of the foreign ministers of the Normandy group to deploy the OSCE observers on the Russian side of the Russia-Ukraine border by establishing the OSCE Observer Mission at the Russian Checkpoints Gukovo and Donetsk. 11 Following the Geneva meeting, the United States maintained relatively low profile, with the exception of a short period in 2017–2019 when its ...


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 ...


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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