Search: United Kingdom,International security (23 materials)

 

“I’ll Be Fire”: Who Will Throw a Boot on the Remote Control?

What if the sides cross the “red lines” and the warning shots, for one reason or another, take a toll in human life? The incident in the Black Sea concerning the manoeuvres of the British destroyer HMS Defender led to an exchange of information and diplomatic jabs between Russia and the UK. Russia and the West have a fundamentally different understanding of the legal status of the Republic of Crimea, and hence its sea borders. The British do not recognise Crimea as Russian. They regard the territorial...

29.06.2021

The Idea of Global Britain: A Neo-Victorian Attempt to Define the Place of the English in the World Amidst the Changing Global Order

When advocates of ‘Global Britain’ romanticize the vision of Britain trading across the Commonwealth, they tend to forget to tell the complete story As the UK is yet again able to take its future into its own hands, the ‘Global Britain’ narrative appears to be emerging as the leading framework set to define the country’s future engagement with the rest of the world. Although the phrase has recently become more pervasively used in the public domain, it still remains stubbornly ambiguous to many...

04.05.2021

Terrorist Movements Today: Self-Radicalization and Symbiotic Relationship

... groups also evolve with the technology. I would say that it is something that we need to watch out for and have strengthened cyber defenses that are standing ready to do something when cyber-attacks occur. If you look at the most recent strategy of the United Kingdom in terms of the security strategy, an emphasis has also been put on this particular dimension. Joseph Fitsanakis: Islamic State after ISIS. Colonies without Metropole or Cyber Activism? Countering the use of the Internet for terrorist ...

29.04.2021

UK–Russia Security Dialogue. European Security

... would allow for the compartmentalisation of the bilateral agenda into independent areas. UK participants observed that while relations with Russia are difficult, the current status quo is viewed as sustainable and there are many other issues on the international security agenda for the UK to focus on beyond relations with Russia. At the same time, it was noted that if Russia does not shift its approach in the coming years, which was deemed unlikely, the transatlantic community will increasingly ...

28.04.2021

RIAC and RUSI Discuss European Security and Arms Control Issues

On February 17, 2021, RIAC completed the 5th cycle of the long-term bilateral Russia-UK security project "A New Agenda for Russia–UK Relations" by holding a Russia-UK expert workshop On February 17, 2021, RIAC completed the 5th cycle of the long-term bilateral Russia-UK security project "A New Agenda for Russia–UK Relations" by holding a Russia-UK expert workshop. The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) has been RIAC project partner for 6 years. The February workshop was...

18.02.2021

Conquering the Emptiness: A New Stage in the Militarization of Outer Space

... September 2019, France established, as part of its air force, a Space Command with a higher status than before, and in October 2020, NATO announced the creation of a space centre at Allied Air Command in the Ramstein Air Base in Germany. Meanwhile, the United Kingdom is planning to establish its own Space Command in 2022 , and even the “pacifist” Japan announced the launch of a new “Space Operations Squadron” to "protect Japanese satellites." Undoubtedly, this process is only gaining ...

09.02.2021

RIAC and RUSI Online Workshop on Global Health and Security

On December 14, 2020, a Russian-British online workshop on global health and security was held. This workshop opened the fifth cycle of the long-term Russia-UK project “A New Agenda for Russia–UK Relations" (Dialog on Security Issues) On December 14, 2020, a Russian-British online workshop on global health and security was held. This workshop opened the fifth cycle of the long-term Russia-UK project “A New Agenda for Russia–UK Relations" (Dialog on Security Issues). RIAC project partner...

17.12.2020

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...

27.04.2020

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 ...

02.04.2020

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...

01.04.2020
 

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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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