Search: West,Russia (233 materials)

 

Europe “The starry heavens above me…”* A plea for awareness and peace

... that many Germans, consciously or unconsciously, are still deeply rooted in these seemingly vanished landscapes. The German soul is closely connected with the East and its territories, especially with Germany’s historical East, including East and West Prussia and the Memel territory. According to estimates, about 14 million refugees had to leave their homes after the Second World War, losing everything, all their belongings. About 2 million died in transit, and Germany lost a quarter of its territory....

26.01.2023

2022: End of the End of History

The conflict between Russia and the West is likely to drag on for decades, regardless of how and along exactly what lines the conflict in Ukraine ends In 1989, the “short 20 th century” ended with the “end of history”—the victory of the Western capitalist world over the Soviet ...

30.12.2022

Do We Have a Future?

... most of humanity. Those of us who remember have only to recall how NATO, instead of disbanding, ignored Russia’s concerns and attempts at serious dialogue, expanded, and then illegally bombed Belgrade, ignoring the UN. That was not enough, as the West then destroyed Iraq (lying, into the bargain) and Libya, and tried to destroy Syria. Russia kept warning NATO to stop, but the latter had, and still has, no reverse gear, controlled as it is by enormous financial interests. Greed was, and is, the order of the day. Russia’s attempts to move closer to, and even join, NATO, were cynically ...

23.11.2022

Why International Institutions Survive: An Afterword to the G20 Summit

... institutions, make up the majority, to turn the political part of the meeting into a fight against Russia. However, at the same time, we saw that the Indonesian presidency used such intentions to increase its independence in world affairs and rejected all Western claims regarding Russian participation. In addition, an important personal meeting between the leaders of the United States and China took place on the sidelines of the summit, which allowed them to temporarily dispel the expectation of an inevitable clash, which seemed ...

22.11.2022

American Attempts to Preserve Hegemony Will Only Make the Transition to a New World Order Harder for Washington

... the first place. But the recurrence of systemic unipolarity is not unique to the West. For example, the threat of secondary sanctions by the US has in many cases proved to be a decisive factor in determining the opportunities and constraints for non-Western countries to develop economic and other cooperation with Moscow. Under US pressure, Turkey decided to refuse to service Russian Mir payment cards, and China’s Huawei was forced to begin winding down its activities in Russia. The new US National Security Strategy recently signed by Biden is steeped in outright restorationist pathos. The document speaks of the indispensability ...

17.11.2022

International Conference on the OSCE Future Held in Geneva

... 21–22, 2022, the Geneva Center for Politics and Security (GCSP), in partnership with the Swiss Federal Department for Foreign Affairs, hosted an international conference on the future of the OSCE in the context of the acute crisis in relations between Russia and the West On October 21–22, 2022, the Geneva Center for Politics and Security (GCSP), in partnership with the Swiss Federal Department for Foreign Affairs, hosted an international conference on the future of the OSCE in the context of the acute crisis ...

24.10.2022

Changing Roles: Why Countries of Middle East May be Future’s Best-Suited Mediators?

... the West should not be expected to abandon its attempts to put pressure on its Middle Eastern partners to force them to join anti-Russian sanctions. If Middle Eastern states succeed in preserving their pragmatic approach to the Ukrainian crisis, to Russia-West confrontation, and in continuing their multi-vector policies, there will be more chances for a constructive settlement and for a smoother transition to a new architecture of international relations and security. Fostering relations with everyone ...

17.10.2022

If the World Is One Family, Why Do We Seek to Destroy It?

... view the current world political situation? What are the possibilities of reducing and resolving conflicts between the "West" and the "East" diplomatically? What can sovereign nations do and what tools are available? Public diplomacy,... ... Though the geopolitical situation is in transit, it has predominantly been a unipolar world. At least, I can speak for India and Russia, that we both wanted a multipolar world, and a multipolar world, which is based on equity, based on cooperation, based ...

11.10.2022

Meeting with Ambassadors of Brazil and India

... Director General, had a meeting with Rodrigo de Lima Baena Soares, Brazilian Ambassador to Russia, and Pawan Kapoor, Indian Ambassador to Russia. The following issues were discussed during the meeting: the impact of the current confrontation between Russia and the West on the system of international relations and the prospects for the formation of a new world order, various aspects of Russia's interaction with the countries of the global South, and the future of non-Western multilateral institutions and regimes....

07.10.2022

60 Years After the Cuban Missile Crisis: Important Lessons for the Present Ukrainian Crisis

Summary of talking points There are quite a few things in common, as well as differences between the Cuban missile crisis of October 1962 and the present crisis between Russia and the West. Aleksey Arbatov: The Ukrainian Crisis and Strategic Stability Now it is a crisis engineered by the US at Russia’s doorstep with Moscow holding the advantage of the scene close to its territory. So, now is Russia’s turn to go emotional/ballistic....

06.10.2022
 

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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  
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