Search: Ukrainian Crisis,USA (46 materials)


Unraveling the Enigma: Western Expert Community Seeks to Explain Russian Policy

... scientific-theoretical, and not ideological, meaning. It implies a view of the international behaviour of a state as the continuation of its domestic policy. In that respect, Russia’s policy with regard to the United States, the European Union and the Ukrainian crisis is attributed to the predominance in Moscow of an anti-Western authoritarian coalition. Indeed, some analysts consider the current course as a means of mobilizing public support and discrediting political opposition in the country in ...


From Russia with Concern: A Letter to an American Friend

An open letter from Ivan Timofeev to his American counterpart Robert E. Berls Jr. Last week the Moscow Times published an open letter by Robert Berls, senior adviser for Russia and Eurasia at the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI). In his letter to the Russian colleagues, Mr.Berls expressed his concern over deteriorating relations between Russia and the West. RIAC Program Director Ivan Timofeev responded to his letter and wrote his own one that we publish on the Russia Direct and RIAC website. ...


The Disturbing Legacy of the Ukraine Crisis

The new Minsk agreement is mainly a product of Europe’s fear of war and Ukraine’s rapidly deteriorating military, economic and political condition. The Germans and the French were jolted into action by the prospect of the United States arming Kiev, provoking Moscow to rise to a new level of confrontation. Ukraine’s leadership had to choose between the Scylla of making a bad peace and the Charybdis of continuing a losing war. As for the Russians, freezing the conflict along the lines...


The U.S. might change its position on providing Ukraine with defensive weapons

The U.S. might change its position on providing Ukraine with defensive weapons and equipment. The opposition to such a decision, led by U.S. national security adviser Susan Rice, seems to be overwhelmed by support for a tougher line towards Russia. The idea has also gained support from the military – the U.S. joint chiefs chairman Martin Dempsey, and NATO military commander General Philip Breedlove. The hardware ...


The United States’ New Role in the Ukraine Crisis: Pros and Cons for Russia

Will Uncle Sam return to the negotiating table? The late January, media reports about U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visiting Moscow proved misleading, with the Foggy Bottom's press service plainly stating that no such trip was planned . However, in recent weeks Washington seems to have become much more active on Ukraine, to the extent that it seems as if it is working to provide a new background for Kerry's talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on the sidelines of the February...


Securing the Euro-Atlantic Community

We must formulate and act on new proposals now, before Europe is split for another generation MUNICH – Two years ago, together with a broad group of former officials and experts, we warned that, in the absence of a new military and political strategy for the Euro-Atlantic region, there was a risk that stability would weaken and security would break down. Sadly, there are clear signs that this is happening, with Europe now beset by its most serious and deadly crisis in decades. In Ukraine...


Russia Between Two Maidans

... Russian economic pressure. This scenario looks unlikely today, but then, only six months ago, many did not believe that the USA and the European Union would be able to agree on sectoral sanctions against Russia. Increased pressure on Ukraine forecloses ... ... longer perspective, we are moving toward a Greater Europe, a common economic space from Lisbon to Vladivostok, and the current Ukrainian crisis has merely slowed down this historical process but cannot stop it. Let us note parenthetically that creation ...


Russia and Ukraine: A Corridor of Opportunities

Scenarios of How the Crisis may Unfold Scenarios of How the Crisis may Unfold The Ukrainian crisis presents the most serious and dangerous challenge to European security since the collapse of Yugoslavia and the series of ethnic conflicts it gave rise to in the Balkans. What we are witnessing is the combination of the largest confrontation ...


Young Experts Meet in Sofia to Discuss Ukraine and Euro-Atlantic Security

On October 27-29, 2014 Bulgarian Sofia hosted a session of young experts’ group on Ukraine crisis and Euro-Atlantic security to discuss the Ukraine situation and ways to have it rectified. Organized by the European Leadership Network for Multilateral Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (ELN), Munich Security Conference, Nuclear Threat Initiative, RIAC and Carnegie Foundation, the event gathered participants from Russia, Ukraine, Europe and the United States who differed on many basic issues but...


Younger Generation Task Force on Ukraine and Euro-Atlantic Security To Meet in Sofia, Bulgaria in October

In recent years, historical animosities and uncertainties in the global security landscape have hindered efforts to develop a fresh approach to Euro-Atlantic security. The crisis in Ukraine has exacerbated the problem, further undermining cooperation, increasing tensions and widening differences on a host of security, political, economic and other issues. To address the crisis and engage a new generation of analysts and problem-solvers, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace , European...


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%)
For business
For researchers
For students