Search: Baltic states (13 materials)

 

Russia's Position on the Baltic States: Why We Need Each Other

... a food-for-thought paper, so it doesn't propose any solutions on how to get out of the crisis (on how to resolve the crisis). It's rather a provocation to generate the discussion about such a complicated issue as the relations between Russia and the Baltic states. It's no secret that relations between Russia and the EU are at a stalemate. Imposed sanctions, the policy of "selective engagement", and disagreements over the Ukrainian crisis and other problematic parts of the world continue ...

18.07.2019

RIAC and ECFR Hold a Seminar on Relations between Russia and the Baltic States

On June 10–12, 2019, in St. Petersburg, European Council on Foreign Relations together with Russian International Affairs Council held an expert meeting on “Security Issues in Relations between Russia and the Baltic States and Russia-Ukraine Relations” On June 10–12, 2019, in St. Petersburg, European Council on Foreign Relations together with Russian International Affairs Council held an expert meeting on “Security Issues in Relations between Russia ...

16.06.2019

A Bridge that Was Not Built, a Hong Kong that Did Not Prosper: Kaliningrad at the Cross-road of History

Collapse of the USSR was to have become a starlet hour for Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia´s “island” in the “heart” of Europe. Domestic and foreign commentators — excited with seeming end of the Cold War and the East-West confrontation — rushed into calling the oblast (whose geographical location is indeed a promising one) as Russia´s would-be “Baltic Hong Kong”. The reality however did not match the expectations. Bright images turned out to be a part of — what Russia´s former Minister of Foreign Affairs...

06.02.2018

Eastern Europe is attempting a ride. Will America press the pedal?

... United States in June 2017. A sister project is under construction on the Croatian island of Krk. Efforts to decrease energy dependence on Russia are actively supported by European institutions. The European Commission, for example, will work with the Baltic states to link their electricity grids to the EU through Poland by 2025. One of the main challenges that participants of the Three Seas Summit face is economic. Additionally, a lack of infrastructural capacity could severely impede on the ambitions ...

27.07.2017

Andrey Kortunov Holds a Briefing at Sweden's Ministry of Foreign Affairs

On June 7, RIAC Director General Andrey Kortunov held a briefing at Sweden's Ministry of Foreign Affairs devoted to security issues in Baltic region and in the Northern Europe. On June 7, RIAC Director General Andrey Kortunov held a briefing at Sweden's Ministry of Foreign Affairs devoted to security issues in Baltic region and in the Northern Europe. The briefing was moderated by Ambassador Stefan Gullgren, Director of Post-Soviet States Department at Sweden's MFA, and Sven Hirdman, former Ambassador...

08.06.2017

The Forgotten Island. The Baltic countries will dearly for energy independence

... New Packaging for Old Projects After the start of the Ukrainian crisis, Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn stepped up their efforts to make their countries part of the EU “energy mainland.” At the end of the day the efforts of the leaders of the Baltic states to resolve the current situation are driven by political phobias. On the one hand the Baltic establishment is convinced that the current Russian prices for hydrocarbons are unfair, with their leaders regularly and publicly accusing Russia ...

25.12.2015

A Manifesto for Eastern European Atlanticism

... Russian diaspora in the Baltics to incite a political crisis, which would lead to the inevitable intervention on the part of Russia to protect its citizens living in the region. Yet Kacprzyk fails to mention that the problem of the Russian diaspora in the Baltic states could be resolved by providing them with basic human rights (right now, some 300,000 non-Latvian and 100,000 non-Estonian Russians do not have the right to vote or run for office), which would address the issue of security in the region ...

10.09.2015

Eternal Baltic August

... USSR, as expressed in the two-volume The History of Soviet Foreign Policy (which saw six editions), was based on this interpretation of the treaty’s significance as recently as 1986 [3] . The political situation in the USSR, and not just the Baltic states, made it impossible to smoothly manage the issue The decisions of the highest legislative body in 1989 do not allow for the conclusion that the USSR acknowledged, directly or indirectly, military occupation of Estonia. On December 24, 1989,...

24.08.2015

The Pentagon’s Compelling Arguments

Prospects for the deployment of U.S. heavy weapons in the countries of ‘new Europe’ Prospects for the deployment of U.S. heavy weapons in the countries of ‘new Europe’ The United States, skillfully taking advantage of the phobias and vulnerabilities of countries that until just recently had been part of the socialist bloc, is considering the possibility of taking the military and political confrontation with Russia to a new level. When information was leaked to the media in mid-July...

28.07.2015

The Beneficiaries of the Ukrainian Crisis

... slogans of democratization and European integration . However, the Baltic elites’ political win-win situation is overshadowed by losses caused by sanctions (and in his June interview, mayor of Riga Nil Ushakov said that “Latvia and other Baltic states have been hit hardest by the crisis and sanctions war ”), the drop in eastbound exports, the commitments to raise defense spending to two-percent at the expense of social programs, and the frontline role in view of a potential armed ...

13.07.2015
 

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  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
    Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region  
     4 (4%)
    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
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