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Russia and the West: What Does “Equality” Mean?

How did the Cold War end? Ru ssian-Western relations, almost three decades after the end of the Cold War, have been tightly packed with unjustified expectations, mispe rceptions, misunderstandings and self-delusions on both sides. Quite often, Russian and Western ...

01.11.2016

Walk the Line: Russia as the New Chair of the UN Security Council

October 1st began what could be one of the more interesting Chairships of the United Nations Security Council, with Russia taking over and being charged with a rather delicate balancing act: between conducting the numerous affairs expected to be covered by any standard Chair of the UNSC and deftly handling the ‘special’ relationship with the United States that has recently become woefully deficient. Even more intriguing, some of the most vivid recent examples of that degrading relationship...

26.10.2016

NATO, Russia, and Empathy: Modern Lessons from a Cold War Military Exercise

In November 1983 the Soviet Union began to increase the combat readiness of its forces in Eastern Europe, including the air force forward-deployed in East Germany, in preparation to meet an expected pre-emptive strike by the United States and its allies. The cause of this anxiety was the 1983 Able Archer NATO military exercise, an unusually large affair that focused on concentrating major formations of allied units in Western Europe in order to fight a combined arms operation, inclusive of tactical...

29.08.2016

The Donkey and the Elephant: American Presidential Politics, Russia, and 'None of the Above'

..., the renowned scholar at King’s College London, has openly decried that too many of the figures currently surrounding Hillary are old school members of the military, foreign policy, and security establishment that chronically view Russia with Cold War attitudes, regardless of evidence.[6] • During the Crimea crisis in 2014, Hillary tried to make a connection between Putin policy on the secession/annexation issue with policies pursued by Adolph Hitler in the 1930s. Given that over 20 million ...

30.06.2016

Against the odds: The USSR and East-West Germany energy relations

... increase in cooperation is not only possible, but it can also be sought after in times of severe political tension. The best example is the case of the East-West Germany relations with the USSR. Despite the uneasy political circumstances during the Cold War and political sensitivity concerning the issue of cooperation between the two German states, the USSR and West Germany managed to establish the base of the gas interdependence model, which was to become a backbone of the contemporary EU energy ...

06.06.2016

Russia–U.S. Relations: The Limits of Possible

... the past, but the current crisis is deeper and more profound than the occasional downs we have seen over the decades. This iteration of the crisis is likely to be the longest as well, as an obvious near-term solution is nowhere to be seen. A Second Cold War? It has become fashionable lately speak of a new chapter in the Cold War in global politics and draw parallels between the current standoff between Moscow and Washington and the Soviet–U.S. confrontation that dominated the second half of ...

16.03.2016

Russia and the West: Recalling the Cold War

It is necessary to realize who makes decisions and how In the Cold War period the interest in military-political predictability coexisted with tough confrontation. The current situation is much more dangerous. Relations between Russia and the West have become more dangerous than during the Soviet-US confrontation....

11.03.2016

Berlin Alarmed by Aggressive NATO Stance on Ukraine

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/germany-concerned-about-aggressive-nato-stance-on-ukraine-a-1022193.html#sp.goto.blogcomment=8148 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. He is not stupid, and would not be acting without approval from his superiors, or at least being convinced that they would not contradict him. Breedlove...

11.01.2016

The Time to Hesitate is Through

When Turkey shot down that Russian bomber, what exactly was in the message and from whom, more importantly, was it coming from? Who was it that was really saying, “Come on baby light my fire. Try to set the night on fire?” The fact that the Turkish plane, which shot down the Russian bomber, was an American made machine – armed with American air-to-air missiles also raises questions of what possible role the US might have played in this incident. The plane, which shot down the...

01.12.2015

The Flat World and Black Swans

Why I believe that Russia is an ideal “Black Swan Robust” society Whether or not the world is at all flattening, could be considered a mute, but very debatable point at the moment. One thing, however, which needs nor merits debate, is the rise in appearances of black swans, in the global works of things. Robert Plant, associate professor at the School of Business Administration, University of Miami, in Coral Gables, Florida, contends that, “rather than being flat, the world is as...

18.11.2015
 

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