Search: Cold War,Ukraine (18 materials)


Forcing the Correct Choice: Deterring Right-Wing Radicals and Preventing Threats to Nuclear Facilities in Ukraine

... into countries rich in power resources such as Venezuela and Iran. (The political and ideological reasons for such an intervention are self-evident.) To get a substantial profit from controlling supplies of power resources under conditions of a new Cold War (or, a controlled “hot” war). To separate the EU and Russia. To separate the peoples of Russia and Ukraine with bloodshed (Pashentsev, 2014 and 2022). Under these contexts and concerns, a possible provocation against nuclear facilities in Ukraine during the special military operation of the Russian armed forces fits perfectly into the above agenda....


'Red Lines' on Ukraine, Ties With China and More

... eras of the Soviet Union and Russian Federation. He was appointed as envoy to Washington by Russian President Vladimir Putin in September 2017 and he has served as the face of the powerful nation's diplomatic presence in the U.S. Relations between Cold War-era rivals the U.S. and Russia have long been defined by tensions and marked with significant points of cooperation. But a serious downturn occurred in 2014 after Washington supported an uprising opposed by Moscow in Ukraine, where Russia would go on to annex the Crimean Peninsula after a referendum that has been disputed by the West. Elsewhere in Ukraine, a separatist insurgency erupted as rebels aligned with Russia declared breakaway republics at war now for seven ...


A ‘Patriotic Heretic’ Favoring Renewal of U.S.-Russian Détente

... and even “managed Russia’s entry into the World Trade Organization.” [ 23 ] RIAC and CSIS Report "U.S.-Russia Relations at a Crossroads" Cohen claims, however, that NATO overtures to Georgia and to “the political epicenter of the new Cold War” (p. 32), Ukraine, brought about the 2008 Georgia-Russia war; inadvertently encouraged the 2014 Crimean secession; and led to the violent conflict in eastern Ukraine’s Donbass province, what Cohen labels as a “U.S.-Russian proxy war” (p. 41)—a dangerous ...


Russia’s Comeback Isn’t Stopping With Syria

... interests be respected were ignored in the process of NATO enlargement. And so from the early 2010s, the Kremlin started charting a course that was clearly at odds with its earlier policies of Western integration. With the Russian military intervention in Ukraine in 2014, the breakout from the post-Cold War, Western-dominated order was complete. The takeover of Crimea and support for separatism in Donbass did not presage a policy of reconquering Eastern Europe, as many in the West feared, but it clearly set Ukraine and other former Soviet republics ...


Berlin Alarmed by Aggressive NATO Stance on Ukraine The huge gaps between General Breedlove's allegations and the facts provided by the German intelligence service (Bundesnachrichtendienst), lead one to wonder why he continues to make such allegations....


Keeping Russia the Enemy: Congressional Attitudes and Biased Expertise

... Franks: After the conclusion of an arms deal between Russia and Venezuela, President Putin was called a “thugocrat” engaged in “dangerous alliances. Keep in mind all of the above statements were uttered before the 2014 crisis in Ukraine even broke out. So before the U.S. Congress received what has been portrayed as undeniable and irrefutable proof of Russian aggression in Ukraine, it was already quite prepared to view Russia as a corrupt kleptocracy willfully abusing human rights ...


Russia and the West: The Treaty That Never Was

... Russia’s relations with the West could possibly sink to their current level. Yeltsin’s strategy for winning the power struggle was simple—dissolve the state that Gorbachev headed. This he accomplished by conspiring with the Presidents of Ukraine and Belarus, who met secretly at Belovezhskaya Pushcha on 8 December 1991, to dissolve the Soviet Union. I will leave aside the question of whether dismantling a country that was well on the way to democratic reform, genuine federalism, and partnership ...


NATO: A Mighty Wind, Signifying Nothing

The surrealism of the Ukrainian conflict continued last week, with the 28 members of the NATO alliance meeting in a cozy golf resort in Wales, United Kingdom, to discuss all of the supposedly egregious and disconcerting Russian maneuvers against Ukraine and demanding that Russia stop inviting further sanctions and pressure against itself, as British Prime Minister David Cameron emphasized at the summit. All of this is well and good, of course, part of the pomp and circumstance of international ...


Saving Lives or Saving Face? Sanctions, Russia, and the West

New sanctions were levied against Russia on July 16th by both the United States and the European Union. America has taken the lead in explaining the sanctions, claiming continued unrest in Eastern Ukraine is primarily because of tacit Russian support behind-the-scenes. This new round is a bit broader than the original sanctions from a few months back that tried a new tactic of strategically targeting individuals. Basically it was one of the first ...


The Fast and The Furious in Gas Geopolitics

... when it should be making the picture more clear and distinct. It is true that relevant and powerful actors in the United States sometimes seem too content with seeing Russia only as the ‘Bond villain country’ it was designated during the Cold War. How else do we account for the constant engagement by American political actors with Ukraine and the relatively limited and dismissive tone taken by those same actors with Russia? Why are the facts above not entering into the discussion when the West tries to ‘resolve’ the crisis and keep violence to a minimum? It is silly ...


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