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Andrey Kortunov: Cooperation with the West Will Only Happen When Russia Modernises

... question directly, I think Russia can only return to the West if some Russian leadership sets itself a goal to undertake serious social and economic modernisation. At present we just do not have the social and economic demand for cooperation with the West. If all of your exports are crude oil and gas, then you do not care to whom you sell it. Russia would not be able to copy China’s model, because we just do not have that kind of demographic and cultural background. In this case, Russia’s only option would be the Western one, because culturally and psychologically we are simply closer to the West. It is said that nothing ...


Protracted Asymmetric Geopolitical Conflict

... negotiation with the West and the competition (which became enmity for a period) with China. They are structurally oriented towards the West; their institutional faces are turned westwards. Their entire spirit and ethos are those of partnership with the West and suspicion of China stemming from the 1960s and 1970s. Institutions need to reflect the tasks of the new times, those of facing the West as an adversary in a protracted Cold War encompassing a global hybrid war; facing encirclement by the West and the global offensive ...


Russia’s Way of Being in the World, from Yesterday to Tomorrow

... therefore always be perceived as a threat and an enemy. Dayan Jayatilleka: Hybrid Power and the Real Russian Realists The global game is objectively zero-sum, and that zero-sum character seems to reflect itself more accurately at the subjective level in the West than in Russia or China. Why do many nations follow the US, even though it may not approve of US behavior? The common answer is hard power supplemented by soft power, or as Gramsci termed it about the more general phenomenon of capitalism, “hegemony armored by coercion....


Endgame of the Long Cold War

... experience of “High Détente” of the early-mid 1970s. This obscures two complex facts: the imperatives that underlay this détente and the discrediting and rollback of détente immediately after the relevant crisis had passed. The crisis for the West was that of the Vietnam War and North Vietnam’s successful pushback of US intervention. The Kissingerian attempt resulting from the imperatives of the crisis was to negotiate with the USSR and China, and leverage the competition between them, to act as a restraint on North Vietnam. The Kissingerian tactic worked to a limited extent and explained the timing: the toasts raised in Moscow and Beijing by the US delegation while B-52s were engaging ...


Beyond the Right Side of History

... it. The crisis and retreat of the liberal world order is a prevailing topic nowadays, with commentators trying to outdo one another by offering the grimmest description of events. They link the malicious activities of global revisionists – such as China and Russia – with public and political changes taking place in Western countries. They claim that all of this together, which is probably coordinated through collusion, may destroy the liberal world order and plunge the world into the bloody chaos of bygone times. The break with the INF treaty and the entire system ...


The Day the United Nations Ceased to Exist

... Russia blocked US and British resolutions on enforcing peace on Damascus in the UN Security Council nine times. Eventually, the Western countries accused Moscow of deliberately subverting the Security Council work. Quoting UN General Assembly Resolution ... ... commitments. Ivan Timofeev: Unwanted Ally? Russia and the Future of the Anti-Terrorist Coalition The Big Three – Russia, the US and China – resolutely rejected the ultimatum but this proposal quickly won the support of the vast majority of UN members. In response ...


Putin’s Brave New World

... development in terms of its social, economic and technological spheres. All of the major international players, including the US, EU, China and India, currently have domestic development as their ultimate priority, and Russia is no exception. There are very active ... ... make unilateral concessions or to deviate from a consistent pursuit and defence of its national interests. Relations with the West will remain one of the most important dimensions of Russian foreign policy. Here, one can foresee a cautious relaunch of ...


Francis Fukuyama: We Need a Common Threat

On March 14–16, Berkeley hosted Global Cyberspace Cooperation Summit organized by East West Institute and attended by over 150 experts, government and business representatives from a number of countries. RIAC website editor Maria Smekalova had a chance to ask Francis Fukuyama, the author of best-selling “The End of History and the Last ...


2016 – Contours of the New Reality

... and subject it to more sanctions are inevitably making Russia essentially the main driver behind new international structures from which the West is either absent or exists as a marginal player, although the ideology of these structures is not anti-Western. Here China is Russia’s main partner. In the US view, China’s growth and rapprochement with Russia, which is far from a full-fledged military alliance, represent a challenge. US diplomacy may drive itself into a policy of double deterrence toward ...


Where Is BRICS Headed? On the Results of the Goa Summit

... discussed, including dropping economic growth rates (it should be noted that India is the only state that demonstrates a relatively stable growth). The opponents of BRICS also focus on the fact that the member states have different relations with the US and Western Europe. Russia is a rogue state (let’s not comment on that statement). China is an unwelcome competitor which threatens the US hegemony and must therefore be weakened. India is a new power that strives to establish contacts with the West. The West, in its turn, is also flirting with India. After the change of government ...


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%)
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