... leadership in the Kremlin is not going to change; an ideological revolution in the European Union is no more likely. In the observable future Russia will not become a... ... various forms of cooperation similar to these during the 1970s or 1980s. Back to the Cold War Igor Ivanov: Russia — Europe: the Need for a Common Vision Since no revolution... ... grandiose plans have to wait. The old model of geopolitical confrontation between East and West, i.e., the Cold War model, should be revisited as an interim solution for the Russia-West...
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... 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 leaders to substantiate their claims to “equality” ...
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%)