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Premonition of Nuclear Threat

... the world. The Use of Nuclear Weapons is Real, but How Real? The report is based on a survey of leading researchers at U.S., British, German and Russian think tanks. The authors cite differing and sometimes opposite assessments made by the Russian and Western sides. But, as a rule, they cite Russian and foreign research and publications and not the actual results of the survey. The indiscriminate lumping together of the results of the poll and the analysis carried out by Robert Berls and Leon Ratz ...


Speech at the Greater Europe Task Force Meeting, London

... racing ahead of ourselves. I’d also like to share my view of the situation in Europe and make some suggestions about possible areas for joint work. The crisis in relations between Europe and Russia, or, more precisely, between Russia and the West, is unprecedented since the Cold War. The way I see it, trading sanctions is equivalent to putting up a new iron curtain between us. But it was predominantly an ideological curtain during the Cold War, and it fell rather easily when the Berlin Wall ...


Russian and Western differences continue over Ukraine, Syria

Interview with Daniel Hamilton, Executive Director, Center for Transatlantic Relations, John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies On October 20, 2015 RIAC held a meeting with foreign experts on “Russian and Western Views on Conflict Resolution and Security Challenges”. Not surprisingly, two most discussed and difficult topics were Ukraine and Syria. These conflicts are unresolved and there is high probability they will remain so for quite some time....


European Security: Engagement or Mistrust?

... International Affairs, Reinhard Krumm of Friedrich Ebert Foundation , and Lukasz Kulesa of European Leadership Network. The discussants came to a conclusion that the Ukraine situation has generated a massive crisis of confidence between Russia and the West, unseen in scale since the Cold War. As a result, Europe is divided into two camps eager to erect varied barriers to fence off from each other. However, it seems erroneous to insist that the Russia-West freeze has grown directly out of the Ukraine ...


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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