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Global South Shows Resilience over Ukraine Issue

... are in reality quite selective and biased. Another explanation is that in the West the ongoing conflict in Ukraine is often presented as a part of the global clash between "good democracies" and "bad autocracies," as yet another crusade in defense of Western liberal values against the Eastern despotism. The fact is that many nations in Africa, Middle East and Southeast Asia can hardly fit the Western "democratic" standards; these nations were not even invited to the virtual ...


2022: End of the End of History

... so-often criticized “policy of double standards” of the United States. In the USSR, under the concrete slabs of socialist ideology, there was also its own version of realism. It has not been reflected upon to the extent that it could be done in the USA. But latently it developed in the environment of academic science, diplomacy and intelligence. The existence of this layer (Yevgeny Primakov later became its icon) allowed Russia to quickly acquire a pragmatic foundation for its foreign policy after ...


Dare Question Support for Ukraine

... Soviet Union reclaimed the peninsula from the Nazis in 1944; and the Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev handed over Crimea to Ukraine a decade afterwards, in 1954. In 2014, the people of the peninsula made their choice to reunite with Russia. Since 2014, thousands of people have been killed in the Donbas. Unfortunately, this current crisis in Ukraine is yet another pivotal moment in a lengthy and tumultuous history in the area that will be added to a long list of regional conflicts that now has the West ...


Mutual Warning: What Ended the Short Cyberspace Detente Between Russia and the United States

Cyberspace is increasingly becoming a major area of confrontation in the U.S.-Russia relations. Since 1998, the UN has annually adopted a Russia-sponsored resolution titled Developments in the Field of Information and Telecommunications in the Context of International Security. A year ago, however, Russia and the U.S. for the first time submitted a joint draft resolution on information security negotiations to the First Committee of the UN General Assembly. According to Andrey Krutskikh, the Russian...


Russia-NATO International Expert Dialog Meeting on the Role of the United States in the Russian-Ukrainian Conflict

On October 18, 2022, a regular online international expert dialog on Russia-NATO relations was held, bringing together experts, former diplomats and military, public leaders from Russia, the USA, and European NATO member-states On October 18, 2022, a regular online international expert dialog on Russia-NATO relations was held, bringing together experts, former diplomats and military, public leaders from Russia, the USA, and European NATO ...


Changing Roles: Why Countries of Middle East May be Future’s Best-Suited Mediators?

... Clearly, Middle Eastern states realize that by choosing sides would not only put their evolving bilateral relations with Russia at risk but also rule out the possibility to act as an intermediary in the negotiations, thereby contributing to resolving the Ukrainian crisis. Besides, this would definitely cast a shadow on their intermediary abilities in the future: there will hardly be anyone willing to turn to an intermediary that openly supports a certain party to a conflict. By pursuing pragmatic policies,...


Seven Differences from Cuban Missile Crisis

... 60th anniversary of the Cuban Crisis: the decision taken by the John F. Kennedy administration to impose a blockade on Cuba was made at the White House in the evening of October 20, having triggered the acute phase of the crisis. Aleksey Arbatov: The Ukrainian Crisis and Strategic Stability Despite the obvious similarity between the two episodes of military and political stand-off between Moscow and Washington, there are several fundamental differences that clearly highlight the unprecedented danger ...


60 Years After the Cuban Missile Crisis: Important Lessons for the Present Ukrainian Crisis

Summary of talking points There are quite a few things in common, as well as differences between the Cuban missile crisis of October 1962 and the present crisis between Russia and the West. Aleksey Arbatov: The Ukrainian Crisis and Strategic Stability Now it is a crisis engineered by the US at Russia’s doorstep with Moscow holding the advantage of the scene close to its territory. So, now is Russia’s turn to go emotional/ballistic. It is more than a purely ...


China’s 100-year Plan in Ukraine

While Xi Jinping may respect the legitimacy of Russia’s actions to protect its national interests and security in the face of external forces, he has a greater interest in having a bird’s eye view of China’s greatest costs of war During the Cold War, the Soviet Union and the United States competed for global supremacy numerous times by waging proxy wars around the world; Afghanistan, Vietnam, and Angola being the most notable. Today, Russia has been relegated to a secondary power position with...


Nuclear War — a Hypothetical Scenario or a Real Threat? RIAC Urban Breakfast

... required amount of source data lacking. The use of tactical nuclear weapons in modern conflicts seems inappropriate. Compared to 1970–1980, when there was a possibility of an open military clash between the armies of several countries (several hundred thousand people), now there is no need for its use. In addition, the consequences of using tactical nuclear weapons are completely unpredictable. Now, it is necessary to revise the principles of nuclear deterrence and non-proliferation. It is necessary to ...


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