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We Will Need to Return to Dialogue

Relations between Russia and the UK have taken a hard knock from recent events. The poisoning by nerve agent of Sergei and Yulia Skripal has dealt a sharp blow to Russia’s relations with the UK, and with Europe NATO and beyond. And things could get even worse. With further measures being announced as we write, there is increasing talk of a new Cold War. Yet the situation today is very different, and in some respects even more dangerous. After the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, both sides knew, and...


Relations between the United States and Russia are more dangerous than during the Cold War

... lead to “the last war in the history of mankind.” What did you mean by that? Evgeny Buzhinsky: I’m sorry, but the BBC correspondent understood me incorrectly. It is not between Russia and the UK: it is between Russia and the so-called collective West, led by the United States by the way. This incident was a crime. In investigating this sort of crime, any investigator must ask some questions: who stands to benefit? What’s the motive? For President Putin, believe me, he is the last man on Earth ...


In China’s Footsteps: Why the Russian Bear Should Enter Stealth Mode

... the limits on growth make themselves felt. Diversifying the investment portfolio of our foreign policy makes sense until the moment the situation turns, and stock prices begin to plummet. In the current circumstances, Russia would be hurt both by a Western or imperial/protective doctrine. What it needs is pragmatism and a dash of introversion in the positive sense of the word – to focus on itself and its own problems. The views advanced by Gorchakov and Milyutin provide guidelines for the future....


Working Under the Radar: The Stealth Alternative in Russia's Foreign Policy

It is time for us to quit constantly complaining about the treachery of the West, and stop dwelling on who cheated us and how in the 1990s The new cold war between Russia and the West is characterized by the absence of a clear ideological confrontation. This constitutes its fundamental difference from the era of bipolarity,...


Managing the Cold Peace between Russia and the West

... former foreign and defence ministers and senior officials from Russia, the United Kingdom, Turkey, Poland, Germany, Italy and Finland has joined forces to appeal to the leadership of the countries in the Euro-Atlantic area to halt the downward spiral in West-Russia relations and manage its risks better through developing a more stable and sustainable security relationship . Noting the gravity of the situation, they have warned that a serious risk of military confrontation between Russia and the West ...


Russia and the West: How to Deal with the Threat of Extremism

... terrorists. The extremist underground is expanding in Russia too. In short, OSCE member countries — the most powerful military nations — are hard put to keep the growing terrorist pressure in check. Why is that happening? Ivan Timofeev: Russia and the West: the New Normal First, the antiterrorism efforts of Russia and Western countries are largely divided. The parties regard each other as a priority security threat. A significant share of their resources is aimed at mutual containment, not at fighting ...


Could the Ukraine Crisis Trigger a New Cold War?

... of signing the ‘European Union Association Agreement’ in favour of involvement in the Eurasian Customs Union (EACU), considered to the smaller format of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), a priority initiative of Moscow. Upon this development, Western powers provoked the situation in the country, promoting the ‘Maidan Protests’. Ivan Timofeev: Russia and the West: the New Normal Since independence in 1991, the problems of corruption, bribery and inefficient use of national resources, as ...


Andrey Kortunov Speaks at Geneva Centre for Security Policy

On March 1, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, spoke at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy . The lecture was devoted to the prospects of relations between Russia and the West in the conext of the EU crisis and new U.S. administration. Andrey Kortunov also discussed institutional cooperation between RIAC and the Centre with its authorities and took part in the international school for non-profit organizations' leaders ...


Ensuring Euro-Atlantic Security

Europe, the US, and Russia are confronting a range of significant issues today. The practical near-term steps that we have identified here are the right place to begin. We need to start now. The chasm between Russia and the West appears to be wider now than at any point since the Cold War. But, despite stark differences, there are areas of existential common interest. As we did during the darkest days of the Cold War, Americans, Europeans, and Russians must work together ...


Russia and the West: the New Normal

... suggests possible measures to solve the issues in the sphere of security. Author: Ivan Timofeev, Director of Programmes at the Russian International Affairs Council, Head of "Contemporary State" program at Valdai Discussion Club. Russia and the West: the New Normal , 790 Kb


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