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Conquering the Emptiness: A New Stage in the Militarization of Outer Space

... among its allies. In September 2019, France established, as part of its air force, a Space Command with a higher status than before, and in October 2020, NATO announced the creation of a space centre at Allied Air Command in the Ramstein Air Base in Germany. Meanwhile, the United Kingdom is planning to establish its own Space Command in 2022 , and even the “pacifist” Japan announced the launch of a new “Space Operations Squadron” to "protect Japanese satellites." Undoubtedly, ...


The Reality Is that the Market Has Said “No” to Nuclear and "Yes” to Renewables

... cooperation between states, not least because we will need to substantially upgrade interconnecting grids to share electrical power. With these interconnecting grids, will also come greater cultural, political, societal interconnection. When the wind blows in Germany and not in Georgia then, via interconnectors, it would be possible to shift power from one place to the other. The same is true of the sun. If the sun shines in the south of France and not in Vladivostok, it will be possible to transfer power ...


Multilateralism Needs Reinventing, Not Resurrecting

... the world towards a new multilateralism. They are too used to asymmetrical interdependence and they are tempted to use their comparative advantages in the format of bilateral relations with their relatively smaller and weaker partners. Countries like Germany, which have already accumulated a lot of experience in various formats of multilateralism, might be in a better position to pioneer new multilateral models. This is why the ongoing German discourse on multilateralism is particularly important ...


DGAP Russia Strategy Group Meeting on Prospects for Russia-the U.S. Relations

On November 24, 2020, German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) held a regular Russia Strategy Group meeting focusing on the prospects for Russia-the U.S. relations following the presidential elections in the United States. On November 24, 2020, German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) held a regular Russia Strategy Group meeting focusing on the prospects for Russia-the U.S. relations following the presidential elections in the United States. The meeting was attended by government officials...


Building Europe’s Future

Open Lecture for HSE University students, November 18, 2020 On November 18, 2020, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Russian Federation Géza Andreas von Geyr was giving an open lecture at HSE University. What is the place and role of the European Union in the modern world? How is the European integration project developing, and what role does Germany ...


RIAC, the EU Delegation to Russia and the German Embassy Workshop on the Consequences of Global Changes and the Future of Russia-EU Relations

... climate agenda and objectives of energy cooperation between Russia and the EU; traditional and new security challenges, etc. On November 2, 2020, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), in partnership with the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in the Russian Federation and the Delegation of the European Union to Russia, held the 9th meeting on the consequences of global changes and the future of Russia-EU relations within "Talk to an Ambassador" sessions by RIAC and the embassies ...


Nord Stream 2: Who Benefits From the Navalny Affair?

While the project has stalled since last year, Merkel has underlined Germany’s vital interest in privileged access to Russian gas On October 7, the French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and his German counterpart Heiko Maas issued a joint statement condemning the “Russian involvement and responsibility” in ...


The Model Multilateralist. A View from Russia

... how much you are willing to pay for it. Multilateralism might make German foreign policy less innovative or it might slow down German responses to various international challenges and crises. Moreover, numerous critics often perceive it as a sign of Germany’s weakness, lack of imagination or its reluctance to take a leadership role in world politics. I can even imagine that for some Germans, the outcomes of their continuous attachment to multilateralism sometimes becomes a source of frustrations ...


Russia — Germany: Perceptions and Motives

... build trust on specific issues, without mentoring, arrogance and sarcasm on either side The Carnegie Moscow Center’s web site has published an article by my colleague Sabine Fischer: “ From Gas Pipeline to Navalny. What Russia Doesn’t Get About Germany " Liana Fix: The Times for a Special Relationship Between Germany and Russia Are Over She attempts to reflect on the aggravation of relations between Russia and Germany in the context of the Navalny case, and also to answer why Moscow mistakenly ...


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