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Will Russia Return to Europe?

... sidelines of the European security order in particular and the ‘European project’ in general, without becoming a serious stakeholder in the project. This, in turn, predetermined the country’s turn toward Asia. Andrey Kortunov: One More Time on Greater Europe and Greater Eurasia The second explanation is a systems one. Over this same quarter-century, Russia has not succeeded in its search for an effective new model of socioeconomic development — all the while effectively exhausting the potential ...


One More Time on Greater Europe and Greater Eurasia

... a couple of decades. However, imagine for a second that a miracle happens, and the Ukrainian problem is off the table. Would it open a way for a common understanding of the European future and for a consorted EU–Russia effort at building a shared Greater Europe? Most likely, it would not. The Ukrainian conflict, as important as it is, should not overshadow more fundamental divisions between the East and the West; these divisions are not likely to disappear any time soon. Andrey Kortunov: Europe ...


Europe and Russia: Four Scenarios for the New Cycle

... stretching from Shanghai to St. Petersburg. The Eurasian advance to the West incrementally absorbs bits and pieces of Europe in various forms (e.g. the One Belt, One Road project). Russia’s international influence is on rise, the influence of the European Union is on decline. “Two legged Greater Europe” (strong Europe, reforms in Russia”). Finally, what do we see in the fourth quadrant, with both the European Union and Russia demonstrating equal capacity to address their problems and to find solutions to difficult questions without ...


European Track of Russia’s Geopolitics: Correcting Errors. Part 1

... intelligent, and professional tool that can and should be used to overcome the current impasse in the pan-European cooperation, as well as acquire in the future a fundamentally new foundation, consistent with the objectives and ideals of building a Greater Europe. Provided that it’s not too late, and is still possible. However, it is the relationship between Russia and the European Union that has become the biggest disappointment and conceptual failure. We shall discuss it along with an alternative Russian geopolitical project in our next editorial. First published in All Europe magazine


Working Group on Greater Europe meets in Moscow

The Russian International Affairs Council held the latest meeting of the Working Group for the Building Greater Europe project on 2 October. The meeting discussed the prospects for the development of Greater Europe in view of current political conditions, the institutional framework of Greater Europe, opportunities for the OSCE in tackling the Ukraine crisis,...


The Sunset of Greater Europe

... For example, Russia and the European Union could concentrate on the sore issue of managing migration. Or on preventing political extremism and terrorism. Or on the subregional mechanisms of cooperation from the Black Sea to the Arctic. Russia and the European Union will remain neighbours and even the fading of the idea of Greater Europe cannot wipe out this reality.


Russia–US–EU Relations Discussed in Latvia

... Proceeding from a premise that the Russia-West contradictions have been amassing during the past years to bring a full-scale crisis exacerbated by the Ukraine turmoil, the discussants covered a broad range of issues including the feasibility of the Greater Europe project, new security challenges (ISIS and migration collapse in Europe), possible areas for Russia-Europe cooperation and appropriate mechanisms, international priorities and interests of Russia, European countries, the United States and ...


Russia, Turkey and the Vision of Greater Europe

... – more central places in the emerging system of international relations of the XXI century. And they are not likely to agree to an inferior status that Brussels might want to offer them. Ivan Timofeev: Cooperative Greater Europe at Risk: What Do We Lose and What Could Be Done? However, neither Russia, nor Turkey can turn away from Europe without an extremely high toll to pay for that move. Cooperation with the European Union is not necessarily a matter of national survival for our two nations. But without Europe neither the Russian, nor the Turkish modernization project is likely to succeed. Europe has many things that our other international partners cannot ...


Cooperative Greater Europe at Risk: What Do We Lose and What Could Be Done?

... loses many of its prospects if the political differences between Russia and the European Union continue to gain momentum. What Could Be Done? The further deepening of the dividing lines is sure to inflict serious damage on all interested parties. The European Union, Russia and post-Soviet states are bound to suffer, as are other regional actors such as Turkey. Despite increasing political tension, we should revive the idea of building Greater Europe. At the moment the idea of a Greater Europe may seem utopian for many. However, without values and ideological guidelines, any rational pragmatism and realism will hang suspended. Without such guidelines, any pragmatic activity carried ...


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  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
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     4 (4%)
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