Search: United Kingdom,International security (27 materials)

 

RIAC and RUSI Discussed Turkey's Foreign Policy and Regional Security Issues

The workshop was organized within the framework of the sixth round of the project “A New Agenda for Russia–UK Relations” On February 9, 2022, the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) with the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) held a closed online workshop on Turkey's foreign policy and regional security issues in the Middle East. The workshop was organized within the framework of the sixth round of the project “A New Agenda for Russia–UK Relations”. The goals of the meeting were to...

10.02.2022

Euro-Atlantic Security Leadership Group Supports Joint Statement of the Leaders of the Five Nuclear-Weapon States Affirming: “A Nuclear War Cannot be Won and Must Never be Fought”

... (EASLG) The Co-Conveners of the Euro-Atlantic Security Leadership Group (EASLG) released the following statement : “We welcome the leadership shown by the leaders of The People’s Republic of China, the French Republic, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the United States of America in their January 3, 2022 Joint Statement on Preventing Nuclear War and Avoiding Arms Races. We are encouraged by the statement’s clear affirmation of the principle ...

14.01.2022

Should Russia Be Worried by the New AUKUS Alliance?

Decisions made by NATO may be unpalatable for Moscow, but they are generally consistent and predictable. The same cannot be said of structures such as AUKUS The establishment of a new trilateral military and political alliance consisting of the United States, Australia, and the UK (AUKUS) and the corollary rupture of France’s “contract of the century” to build a new generation of diesel-powered submarines for Australia elicited mixed reactions in Russia. Some were pleased to see a conflict arise...

01.10.2021

Barrier Reef to Counter China: Nuclear Edition

Unless the partnership falls apart for some reason in years to come, AUKUS may well mark a watershed One of the biggest news stories of this year—both in terms of military-technological cooperation and in the geopolitical sense— seemingly appeared out of the blue last week. The U.S., Australia and the UK set up what was dubbed AUKUS, a military and political grouping, whose first publicly stated goal is to be the building of atomic submarines for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Throughout the...

29.09.2021

“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
 

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    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  
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