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The Current Trends in Russia–EU Relations

... coalition in Moldova in the autumn of 2019 is a negative sign), and the further divergence of stances on the Donbass settlement will have a particularly negative effect on relations. The intensification of sub-regional competition between Russia and the European Union (this competition appears to be particularly dangerous in the Western Balkans, given the possibility of an acute political crisis in one or more of the countries in the region). The intensification of the information war in Europe (in particular,...


Igor Ivanov’s Remarks at the Federal Academy for Security Policy

... joint efforts, to build a new type of relations characterized by partnership instead of confrontation. Indeed, over a short period of time, we succeeded in developing a set of essential documents intended to regulate Russia’s relations with NATO, the European Union, the Council of Europe etc. I believe that all these documents retain their value today. I could spend a great deal of time talking about this stage in our relations, since I was directly involved in drafting and adopting many of the decisions ...


The Answer to West Asia’s Recurring Wars Is Greater Regional Security Dialogue and Ownership

West Asia suffers from a regional systems failure in the absence of a sufficiently inclusive and viable regional security framework capable of preventing and defusing conflict The latest crisis in West Asia only underscores the international imperative and the region’s own conspicuous responsibility to find immediate and long-term solutions to the wicked security dilemmas of that theatre to stanch the recurring cycle of violence and conflict. Already tense and divided along countless fault-lines...


Southeast Europe Today. Immediate Development Prospects

... Southeast Europe today is still primarily determined by the attitude of non-aligned states to Euro-Atlantic integration. In this respect, interaction between Russia and the West still has a significant influence on the situation. European countries and the European Union as a whole, as well as the United States, are stepping up their activity in the Balkans in a big way. Russia has also increased its presence in the region, relying to a greater degree on economic and humanitarian cooperation. However, the ...


How to Address the Russian Post-INF Initiatives

The best possible next step for European countries would be to try to reach out, formally or informally, to Russia to clarify the technical parameters of the proposed moratorium The Russian moratorium proposal On 2 nd February 2019, when the United States announced that it intended to withdraw from the INF Treaty on 2 nd August, Russian President Vladimir Putin held a meeting with ministers Shoigu and Lavrov to discuss the possible weapons that might be developed in response, and framed a ‘formula’...


The Baltics in 2020. Frontline States and the Double Periphery

... they had committed themselves to the principal tenets of Estonian nationalism, thereby ensuring the stability of Estonia’s political course. Roman Mayka: Russia's Position on the Baltic States: Why We Need Each Other While the new approach to the European Union may be connected to the EKRE Eurosceptics coming into the government, the new President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid is attempting to revise the country’s relations with Russia. Her initiatives have resulted in an official visit to Moscow ...


Prospects of Greater Europe Discussed at 11th Gaidar Forum

... of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs; Alexander Grushko, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation; Giulio Tremonti, Minister of Economy and Finance of Italy (1994–1995, 2001–2006, 2008–2011); Markus Ederer, Ambassador of the European Union to Russia; Wolfgang Schüssel, Chancellor of Austria (2000–2007), Minister of the Interior of Austria (2007); Daniel Tarschys, Professor at the Stockholm University, Secretary General of the Council of Europe (1994– 1999); Andrey Kortunov,...


How to Make Peace in Ukraine Five Years After Minsk II

... unrest. South Tyrol successfully consolidated its autonomy over the last decades, fostering ties between the central state authority and the peripheral regional authority. Now, the German-speakers there live peacefully within Italy as citizens of the European Union. This integration-through-decentralization process into the Italian national identity shows how a widely shared process and agreement recognizing a high level of institutional autonomy would lead, in the medium-to-long term perspective,...


Meeting with Estonian Ambassador Margus Laidre

... Margus Laidre, Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia to Russia. The following issues were discussed during the meeting: current issues of bilateral relations between Russia and Estonia, possibilities and constraints of interaction between Russia and the European Union as a whole, as well as more general trends in the world’s political agenda. The Estonian diplomat was informed about the Council’s immediate plans regarding security studies in the Baltic region.


Soleimani’s Assassination Is More than a Crime

A trumpet of Armageddon or a wakeup call? We do not know now and we will probably never know for sure what exactly pushed Donald Trump to endorse the assassination of General Qasem Soleimani . Was it the recent mob attack on the US Embassy in Bagdad? Was it the continuous pressure on the President by many US allies in the region – from Saudi Arabia to Israel – urging the White House to take more steps to stop the growing Iranian presence in the Middle East? Was it a flood of advice from self-proclaimed...


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  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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