Search: Europe,Russia,Ukrainian Crisis (10 materials)

The United States, Russia, and Europe in 2018

... Away at Four Gordian Knots. CSIS and RIAC Meeting Report CSIS and RIAC Meeting Report In October 2018, a select group of Russian and American experts met at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington. Their meeting, convened ... ... Affairs Council (RIAC), aimed to discuss four topics central to U.S.-Russian relations: the conflict in Ukraine, the future of the European security order, the war in Syria, and the question of interference in other states’ political processes. The attendees ...


International Expert Group Lays out Ukraine’s Future Scenarios in Berlin

On November 8 in Berlin Friedrich Ebert Stiftung headquarters hosted a presentation of the report on Ukraine’s future scenarios prepared by an international group of experts in 2016-2017. On November 8 in Berlin Friedrich Ebert Stiftung headquarters hosted a presentation of the report on Ukraine’s future scenarios prepared by an international group of experts in 2016-2017. The authors of the report, as well as German experts on Ukraine and German Federal Office authorities took part in the discussion...


John Kerry in Sochi: Will It Be Easier to Breathe by the Sea?

... press spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that the meeting would focus on bilateral relations. Lately Russia has been stuck in a vicious cycle, including the situation with the Ukrainian crisis – the central issue on the Russian agenda regarding the European dimension of its foreign policy. Russia is trying to resolve the Ukrainian crisis. This means that the systemic problems of European security must be addressed, since the Ukrainian crisis was the result of this systemic crisis of European security. For this to happen, all third parties must be involved – not ...


Modern Conflicts as a Reflection of Past Wars

On April 22, 2015, RIAC held its first open webinar on the nuclear element in Russian-American relations. To sum up the event, RIAC expert Alexey Fenenko , Leading Researcher at the RAS Institute of International ... ... views on the dangers of modern military conflicts and their similarities to the wars of 17th–18th centuries used by the European royal households to divide the continent. What commonalities can we find between the conflicts in Iraq, former Yugoslavia,...


A New Arms Race in Eastern and Northern Europe

Russia's European neighbors are increasing their defense budgets, which is quite logical because Ukraine is on fire and many are wary of Moscow. A new arms race in Eastern and Northern Europe is looming, although limited in scale. This April, the Stockholm International ...


Andrei Kortunov and Igor Yurgens Represent Russia at 2015 Riga Security Seminar

... 2015 Riga Security Seminar devoted to the problems of preserving and strengthening security in Europe in the context of the Ukrainian crisis took place on April 9–10. The seminar was organized by the Latvian Institute of International Affairs and the European Leadership Network , with the support of the Friederich Ebert Stiftung and the U.S. Nuclear Threat Initiative . The ... ... government officials and the heads of NGOs from Belgium, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States, as well as by EU and NATO representatives. Speeches were given by the ...


As OSCE Turns 40, It's Ready to Reinvent Itself for the Modern Era

... Seminar “Helsinki+40 Process: Prospects for Strengthening the OSCE” that took place in Moscow on Sept. 25 . Russia Direct: What lessons should the OSCE and the world learn from the Ukrainian crisis? Andrey Kortunov: It seems to me that the Ukrainian crisis has revealed the extreme weakness of European security institutions, including the Russia-NATO Council and other NATO and EU agencies. Of course, in comparison with these organizations, the OSCE did pretty well in Ukraine regardless of its flaws. Yes, it was not so fast. Yes, it came too late. Yes, it did little. Yes, it might not ...


Ukraine points towards the start of a tumultuous new era in world politics

... agreement, including Ukraine’s constitutional reform and the resumption of Kiev’s control over the entire Ukrainian-Russian border, will probably never be implemented. The most one can hope for is that the conflict is frozen and people stop dying.... ... ceasefire’s formal entry into force suggests. If the truce sticks, it will be the first negotiated arrangement in a newly divided Europe, leaving Russia almost alone on the east, with much of the rest of Europe supporting Ukraine. This split can grow much ...


OSCE Faces a Choice

... “Helsinki +40: Prospects for strengthening the OSCE”, which will be held by the Russian International Affairs Council, we talked to Professor Andrei Zagorski of MGIMO... ... capable of playing the role of the main instrument for preventing and resolving crises in Europe? The choice of instruments at the OSCE’s disposal for responding to crisis... ... improvise but at the same time played a more prominent role in resolving crises. The Ukrainian crisis has shown that the OSCE has forgotten to make flexible and creative...


A Beginning of Dialogue? Russia's Ivanov and Germany's Ischinger Discuss the Ukraine Crisis

... do to temper the outbreak of nationalist fever in Russian media? And would it be possible for President Putin to propose to the Russian Parliament to withdraw decisions authorizing the use of Russian military force in Ukraine? Could these be steps by Russia to contribute to ending the "hangover of mistrust, suspicion, and prejudice", as you correctly define it? LESSON THREE: European security must be addressed IVANOV: Third, the Ukrainian crisis has demonstrated the fragility and unreliability of the existing institutions of Euro-Atlantic security. Regrettably, Europe does not have a single valid agreement on the control of conventional arms and armed forces. Plans to modernize ...


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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