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Three Reasons Why the Russia Report Was a Dud

... Western agents.” No other evidence is sourced or provided to back up that claim. The authors simply placed Browder’s statement in quotations and moved on, avoiding any burden of proof. This once again is something that both the United States and the United Kingdom have in common. On both sides of the Atlantic, there is an astonishing lack of thought diversity on Russia represented in the media and political arena. Hawkish and cynical views of Russia are seemingly the only views that earn airtime,...


Analysing the Russia Report: Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

Experts are likely to find the Report lacking in objectivity and revealing Britain’s political plans rather than making any significant contribution to the existing knowledge on Russia The long-awaited Russia Report has finally been released by the UK Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee. However, whether it has lived up to all of its anticipants’ expectations is rather a matter of debate. While countless media pundits and pseudo-experts on both sides are already caught up in a frenzy...


Britain Learns to Apply Sanctions

One of the notable events in July was the imposition by Britain of restrictions on a number of Russian and foreign officials in the area of human rights. This was London’s first independent programme of sanctions after Brexit. The Russian Foreign Ministry justifiably perceived these sanctions as an unfriendly act and interference in domestic affairs. Russia has reserved the right to respond. At the same time, the media uproar around this event seems excessive compared to the content of these sanctions...


The Global Value Shift: Adjusting the Institutional Framework

I think God’s going to come down and pull civilization over for speeding. – Stephen Wright A civilization is built on what is required of men, not on that which is provided to them – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry One of the dimensions in the reform of global governance and the role of the United Nations is a rebalancing of global development priorities towards human capital development. Perhaps one of the key lessons from the current crisis is that finance is not the sole prerogative of global governance...


America’s Eastern Mediterranean British Asset: Cyprus And the End of British Independence

The Cyprus story serves as a useful example of Britain’s submissiveness that led to today’s lack of independence It is perhaps well enough known that both the US and the USSR encouraged the end of the British Empire, the former for business reasons (the Americans disliked Britain’s ‘imperial preference’ in trade), the latter for strategic and nominally ideological ones. Apart from that, Britain could not afford to keep its empire and gave up India and Burma, and its mandate in Palestine, in the...


Will the Trump Administration Fight the Coronavirus or China?

... take on the pandemic In reviewing the excruciating pressure imposed on U.S. President Donald Trump to drop his efforts to achieve a collaborative relationship with China's President Xi Jinping, it is useful to review the strategy outlined by former United Kingdom Ambassador to Washington, Sir Kim Darroch, to manipulate him to adopt British policy initiatives. The {Daily Mail} published on July 6, 2019 leaked diplomatic cables sent by Darroch to Britain's National Security Adviser Sir Mark Sedwill,...


The British Nuclear Trident

Of all the “official” nuclear powers, the UK arguably displays the most peculiar approach to nuclear deterrence Of all the “official” nuclear powers (Russia, the US, France, the UK, China), the UK arguably displays the most peculiar approach to nuclear deterrence. Here, we will outline the most salient details, assess the prospects, and suggest possible confidence-building measures. The Hardware Let us start with the “hardware” before addressing various conceptual features. As of today, the UK’s...


The UN Security Council Shirks the Test for Coronavirus

... regulation could end up encroaching on one of the main symbols of state sovereignty—the basic standards of national health systems! Andrey Kortunov: Coronavirus: A New Bug or Feature of World Politics? In this sense, the recent standoff between the United Kingdom and the European Union about how to tackle the pandemic is intriguing. Having left the European Union and fully restored British sovereignty, London has set about pursuing its own "national" strategy here too—an approach that ...


RIAC and ELN Discuss Development of Cooperation Online

On March 26, 2020, RIAC held an online meeting with the European Leadership Network (ELN) On March 26, 2020, RIAC held an online meeting with the European Leadership Network ( ELN ). The discussion focused on the development of cooperation between RIAC and ELN on the platform of YGLN (Younger Generation Leaders Network), the initiative for young experts. It was decided to switch the activities of the group to online mode. An online round table for group members was scheduled for May. The participants...


UK–Russia Security Relations: Talking To Understand

RIAC–RUSI Report A report based on findings from the latest round of the UK–Russia Track 1.5 (non-governmental) bilateral security dialogue, which RUSI held in collaboration with the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC). Previous iterations of the dialogue have covered a range of geopolitical issues such as the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, organised crime, terrorism, and the Middle East. This year, the workshops focused on the challenging issues of the economic opportunities...


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    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
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    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  
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