Search: West,Cold War,Russia (7 materials)

Endgame of the Long Cold War

... was the best evidence of the West’s Cold War goals. The intention of the Soviet side in 1986 was to end the Cold War, but the intention of the Western side was not merely to end it even on favorable terms, but to win it. There were elements in the West, who were satisfied with the way the Cold War seemingly ended, because it looked like the Russian side had unilaterally surrendered. Even then, there was no attempt to implement the Kissingerian formula of drawing in Russia and China into co-managing a world order that was unstable because of the emergence of or transition to multipolarity....


The West’s Unilateral Cold War

... established elites have not come to terms with reality: the balance of military, political, economic, and moral power has shifted too far away from the West to be reversed. Rising tensions between the United Kingdom and Russia are but further proof that Russia and the West, according to no less an authority than Richard N. Haass , President of the Council on Foreign Relations, have entered a “ Cold War II ”. I tend to disagree. Yes, Russia’s relations with the United States, and now also with the UK, are worse than in the 1950s, and the chance of a direct conflict is higher than at any time since the 1962 Cuban missile crisis. Given the ...


Russia's Changing Relations with the West: Prospects for a New Hybrid System

... crime, energy security and even cyber security. The regimes model can also work on the sub-regional level: for example, it has long been applied effectively in the Arctic. In the current situation, the regimes model could efficiently complement the old Cold War model in Russia's relations with the West. As distinct from the inherently rigid Cold War model, which requires strict codification of agreements reached, the regimes model is flexible, often making it possible to do without burdensome negotiations over technicalities and avoid complex and ...


The Golden Background of Eurasia. The New Cold War and the Third Rome.

... personal sympathy) is aroused by his view on the theory of liberalism and on such concepts as postmodernism, post-structuralism and eurasianism itself.In the first chapter Kisoudis puts forward the thesis about the beginning of the new (i.e. the second) Cold War between Russia and the West. The Ukrainian conflict of 2014 is its starting point. Defining Russian-Western relations in this way the author tries to discover some differences and similarities with the first Cold War that took place from 1945 to 1991 between USSR and USA. In ...


Russia and the West: What Does “Equality” Mean?

... sides, in both economic and security domains. During the Cold War, the Communist system was able to challenge N ATO (with the Warsaw Treaty Organisation) and the European Union (with COMECON). Indeed, there were potential asymmetries even during the Cold War, but these were not that evident and the Soviet Union could claim an overall “parity” with the West. Tod ay, the situation is different. The Russian economic potential is evidently no match for that of the European Union. Likewise, N ATO has clear superiority over Russia in terms of quality and quantity of military capabilities. Under such circumstances, it is inc reasingly difficult for Russian ...


Russia and the West: Recalling the Cold War

... interests and strategy by individuals and organizations. Lack of this understanding will be replaced by stereotypes and will lead to erroneous decisions. The price under current conditions could be high. Many analysts compare current relations between Russia and the West with the Cold War times. This is not quite accurate because there are many differences – both good and bad. Foreign optimists note that the current confrontation is regional unlike the global nature of the Cold War. There is no rivalry between ideological ...


Avoiding a New Bipolarity — What Can We Learn From the Recent Past?

... structure of the international system in the XXI century? Some analysts – at least in Russia – have gone even further and maintain that this new global split has been... ... and international developments. Nor would I like to dig into the chronicles of the Cold War; it should be crystal clear to any unbiased observer that this period can hardly... ... the XX century. Fifty years ago the world was divided into two systems – the Western (capitalist) and the Eastern (communist) with irreconcilable (antagonistic)...


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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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