Search: Ukraine,Syria (26 materials)

 

Russia’s Comeback Isn’t Stopping With Syria

... order. The Soviet Union used to march around the world spending huge resources on a lost ideological cause and an outsize geopolitical ambition. The Russian Federation has learned from this. When it travels abroad, it goes for security buffers as in Ukraine, status as in Syria and mostly money elsewhere. There is no grand design, but a lot of opportunity-seeking, based on the merits of each potential engagement. Russia imposes no models on others and in its present state, hardly serves as a model for anyone. And there ...

19.11.2019

Goodbye, U.S. Foreign Policy

... discontent over U.S. position is on its rise. If one looks at U.S. bilateral relations with other countries, the overall picture seems the same. The United States is very inconsistent in its policies towards North Korea, the Middle East (predominantly Syria, Turkey and Iran), China, Venezuela, and Ukraine. And this inconsistency doesn’t seem to be a part of a grand strategy defined within the laws of “realpolitik”, where actions change and fluctuate in accordance with the situation at hand, but more a proof of cluelessness about how to act ...

13.11.2019

Bandmaster or Conductor: What is Wrong with the EU ”Selective Engagement” Policy?

... Belgium and, for the time being, the United Kingdom) are currently on the UN Security Council, Europe’s stance on nuclear matters is barely audible. As far as we can tell, the tentative steps taken by Paris and Berlin to open a dialogue with Moscow on Syria have not led to any practical actions. Also, it would seem that the “selective engagement” between Europe and Russia on Libya is equally doomed. The European Union and Russia have still not got around to coordinating their positions with regard ...

28.05.2019

In Moscow RIAC and Institut Montaigne (France) Discuss the Ukrainian and Syrian Settlement

... 2019 in Moscow, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) together with Institut Montaigne (France) and with the assistance of the Embassy of the French Republic in the Russian Federation held an international seminar "Conflict Resolution in Syria and Ukraine: Russian and French Approaches". The event was held in the framework of cooperation between the two organizations in a series of seminars. The meeting included two sessions, one devoted to the settlement of the Syrian crisis, and the other ...

22.04.2019

Putin is a leader made for the Russian Federation

... emphasis on gradual technological modernization — including a continued buildup of forces stationed along the border with Ukraine in order to give Moscow more instruments for intervening in the course of the Ukrainian conflict. At the same time, Moscow ... ... and expensive aerospace and naval weapons programs have effectively been pushed back to the mid-2020s or even beyond 2027. In Syria, Putin will keep trying to convert the military success of the Russian intervention into political and diplomatic gains,...

12.12.2018

Opportunities for Europe, Syria and Russia with New Approaches

... create acceptable and attractive foundations for a new start in Syria. Also, some politicians in the EU will like to see Russia fail in Syria. And also, the EU will have problems working fully with Russia, until the security-situation in the Baltics and Ukraine is solved (ref above). All the EU’s hesitations about Russia in Syria can be overcome, but this will take more time, and Russian results in Syria must be demonstrated first. Russia and Iran in Syria are now confronted with a hen-and-egg situation: “ if you have no hens, you will get no eggs – if you have no eggs,...

05.12.2018

RIAC and CSIS Seminar on Russia-the US Relations

... regular seminar in the framework of the joint project between Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). The seminar focused on the approaches of Moscow and Washington to the situation in Ukraine and Syria, and Euro-Atlantic security issues. Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General; Ivan Timofeev, Director of Programs, Associate Professor at MGIMO-University; Andreiy Zagorski, Head of the Department of Disarmament and Conflict Resolution of the Centre ...

08.10.2018

These are the Benefits of a U.S.-Russia Summit

... anything but a last gasp for the half-century old nonproliferation regime, Presidents Trump and Putin will have to offer some hope that Washington and Moscow take their own responsibilities to reduce and disarm under the treaty seriously. The wars in Syria and Ukraine have cost hundreds of thousands of lives, and displaced millions of people across the Middle East, Europe and beyond. Washington and Moscow each control resources and levers of influence vital for managing and ultimately resolving these conflicts....

23.06.2018

The Times for a Special Relationship Between Germany and Russia Are Over

... “compartmentalization” — i.e. to separate areas of agreement from those of disagreement — has reached its limits for instance in Syria. The new volatile and confusing strategic context in which both Germany and Russia operate is wider, bigger and fraught ... ... new strategic context, Germany’s Russia policy has to take on responsibility beyond its immediate neighbourhood — as in Ukraine — for international conflicts that involve Russia. This does not mean that relations between Germany and Russia fall ...

28.04.2018

Breaking the U.S.-Russia Impasse: Keeping the Door Open to Dialogue

... reduce political-military tensions in both the Baltic and the Black Sea regions? 11 What is the best means to advance the social, economic and political development of eastern Ukraine and Crimea? What should be done about refugee crisis from eastern Ukraine to Russia and from Syria and other countries to the European Union countries? How should Russia and the European Union respond? Impact of rise of China China is the elephant in the room, or as Mao might say, the monkey watching two tigers fight. Is Beijing benefiting from ...

28.06.2017
 

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  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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