Search: West,Russia (218 materials)

 

Russia in 2020: Alternative Scenarios of the Near Future

... both desirability and perceived probability. However, today, in 2022, we observe the reality of ‘Fortress Russia’. The world is undergoing a painful transformation of the international order with China and the U.S. morphing into major competitors. Russia-West relations are the worst since the Cold War, and they are disintegrating apace. Military containment and deterrence make up the bulk of foreign affairs. Worldwide, but in Russia especially, all manner of topics from the economy, media, sports and ...

09.02.2022

Is War Inevitable?

... here. If one puts aside the opinions of fierce fanatics and professional instigators, it turns out that no one needs an actual war with the use of modern weapons, countless casualties and immense destruction. Everyone would lose from such a war, be it Russia, the West, or Ukraine. This would entail such political, military, and economic costs for everyone that it would not be easy to recover for decades, not merely years. The repercussions of a major war at the center of Europe would be no less lasting than the ...

28.01.2022

Kabul: Old Problems are New Challenges

... relieved as quickly as possible—something that the Taliban, as well as many members of the international community, including Russia, insist on. As far as Moscow and a number of other countries are concerned, the United States should be the one to provide ... ... the practical steps taken by the United States concerning Afghanistan will largely serve as a model for the entire collective West. Everyone in Washington is aware of this. However, the United States is still pondering as to the best modes of interaction ...

26.11.2021

Decline of the West? Pros and Cons

... Moreover, there is a very deep intellectual tradition of viewing the West as a deteriorating and doomed community. It’s enough to recall Nietzsche’s “God Is Dead”, Spengler’s “Decline of the West”, and the discussion about the “Decay of the West” in Russian political philosophy to observe powerful arguments in favour of the death of the capitalist West, both in Marxism and in the modern concepts of neo-Marxists about the “future demise of the capitalist world system”. The conceptual scheme of ...

04.11.2021

ELN Expert Meeting on the Crisis in Afghanistan and its Implications for Relations between Russia and the West

On October 29, 2021, the European Leadership Network (ELN) held an international expert meeting focusing on the crisis in Afghanistan and its implications for relations between Russia and the West. On October 29, 2021, the European Leadership Network (ELN) held an international expert meeting focusing on the crisis in Afghanistan and its implications for relations between Russia and the West. The meeting was attended by international experts ...

02.11.2021

Russia and the West: Are Values the Problem?

... inevitable extinction of the once-mighty power. Identity games have also become a political technology in the post-Soviet space. The notorious “colour revolutions” unfolded, among other things, on the basis of the opposition’s concept of “modern West vs. backward Russia”. In Russia itself, positioning the West as a “significant other” was initially the lot of the opposition. In the 1990s, both the left and the right built their election campaigns on it. The former exploited nostalgia for Soviet times, the ...

13.07.2021

US-China Relations: Moving Towards a New Cold War?

... anti-China coalition. New Delhi has uneasy relations and deep-rooted differences with Beijing. However, India is also reluctant to take on binding commitments in the US-led drive to deter China. In turn, China has not established a coalition against the West, either. Russia and China are listed in US doctrines next to each other as adversaries. That said, they do not have a military-political alliance although their partnership is deep and the level of trust is unprecedentedly high. Another important feature is the ...

10.06.2021

NUPI and Tartu University Workshop on Threat Perceptions in Relations between Russia and the West

On June 9, 2021, the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) and the Estonian University of Tartu held an international workshop on threat perceptions as a factor influencing the state and dynamics of relations between Russia and the West On June 9, 2021, the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) and the Estonian University of Tartu held an international workshop on threat perceptions as a factor influencing the state and dynamics of relations between Russia and the ...

10.06.2021

Advancing Strategic Stability in the Euro-Atlantic Region, 2021 and Beyond

... strengthen the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). Extending this step to include the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (the P5) would be an especially powerful statement in the NPT context. Step 2: Deepen U.S.-Russia and West-Russia crisis management dialogue. Leaders should direct their respective governments to renew dialogue on crisis management—both bilaterally and multilaterally, for example via the NATO-Russia Council, or as a separate working group. In either case,...

07.06.2021

Andrey Kortunov Speaks at Delphi Economic Forum VI

... future of the state, new technologies, as well as structural reforms and the transition to sustainable development in Greece. Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, spoke on the prospects for the development of relations between the European Union and Russia.

17.05.2021
 

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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