Search: EU,West,Russia (6 materials)

The West and Russia between a regional or an Eurasian power

... has not stopped. There were many efforts by the West to support the Arab spring, but brought not that peaceful results as the European coloured revolutions of 1989, but a desaster and mess to the Greater Middle East, millions of refugees,civil wars, the Islamic State and and Islamist winter. The West also tried to inplement its sort of capitalism in Russia by sending US economist Jeffrey Sachs as Jelzin adviser who made the 100 day´s crash privatization leading to a economic ...


Western Sanctions and Russian Counter Sanctions: Reasons and Effects

... combined economic, military and cultural potential, they could really challenge the primacy of the United States in the world. This was also the main reason why the USA organized and supported the “euromaidan” coup d'etat in Ukraine.- Why did the European countries join the US sanctions against Russia? How effective are these sanctions?- Among the entire Western sanctions only those are effective, which are aimed at depriving the Russian banking system, and with it the entire Russian economy, the loans for long-term investment projects at lower foreign interest rates. Other types of sanctions, i.e. the ...


Russian Foreign Policy Finding New Bearings

... other similar crises should in the long term be addressed on the basis of agreed permanent neutrality and merger in new formats of cooperation and security. In the first place, Eurasian.In view of the new realities, above all, China’s movement westward, the stake should be put on replacing Russia’s failed unilateral European geopolitical integration by Eurasian one, by transition from the aborted Greater Europe project towards Greater Eurasia or, in the long term, even towards a Community of Greater Eurasia from Singapore to Lisbon. The purpose of relations with ...


How Not to Talk with Russia

... suspect each other of using particular professional or social groups as an instrument of “soft power”. Nonetheless, in my view, the pitch is worth making. Working on current openings and opportunities we should not forget that long-term Russian attitudes Europe and even the West at large will, to a large extent, depend on the success or failure of the European project. For centuries, educated Russians looked to the West in search of modernisation patterns, best social practices, and intellectual inspiration. Today many critics ...


How to Talk with Russia

... do anything other than support. Moscow, on the other hand, is fixated on the elites it can control – and is therefore bound to resist the change. Furthermore, it would interpret any difficulties with the societies as subversion originating in Europe. That way, even if the West did concede Russia a sphere of influence, it would never reap the desired benefits in terms of stability – but it would have lost the OSCE-based principles of the European order. Finally, the third option – a combination of firmness and an appealing project ...


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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