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Russia and Europe: the Current Impasse and the Way Out

... space from Lisbon to Vladivostok, built on an arrangement between the EU and its post-Soviet counterpart, the Eurasian Economic Union, with cross-ownership of some of the main assets on both sides; a security architecture centered on the OSCE, with NATO and the Moscow-led Collective Security Treaty Organization partnering to jointly uphold stability across the continent; and a visa-free regime between Russia and the European Union. By strongly favoring Europe’s strategic autonomy, and ultimately ...


Strategic Relevance of France's Overseas Territories

... Jair Bolsonaro’s policies in Brazil during the massive forest fires saying that France, as a Latin American country, has the grounds to be worried about Brazil’s environmental policies. French Guiana is a key asset for Paris, the European Union and NATO. Paris being a member of the Alliance, NATO becomes implicitly as well as de jure implemented in Latin America. Moreover, the Amazonian park of Guiana is the largest national park in the European Union, and the currency used in the region is the ...


A ‘Patriotic Heretic’ Favoring Renewal of U.S.-Russian Détente

... Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama dealt similarly with Russia via a misconceived “triumphalism,” which reversed much of the progress of the two decades of détente. Such a posture led to an expansion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to “Russia’s borders,” building more nuclear bombs, and in 2002 even withdrawing from the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty (p. 164)—an accord which had served as “the cornerstone of Russian nuclear security” (p. 137). All this,...


As Glaciers Thaw, Arctic Becomes a Hot Spot to Geopolitical Interests

... the U.S. has aimed to bolster its military to adapt to the region’s evolving geopolitical interests and great-power presence. America’s 2019 Arctic Strategy provides for the enhancement in joint exercises and military personnel in conjunction with NATO and the North American Aerospace Command (NORAD). In 2018, the U.S. and its NATO allies performed their largest military exercise in decades, known as the NATO Trident Juncture‚ involving 50,000 troops, 150 aircraft, 65 ships, and 10,000 vehicles....


Aman-21: Pakistan-Russia in Close Cooperation for Peace

... the patrol vessel Dmitry Rogachev and the rescue tug SB-739. The United States' naval ships, China, the U.K., Japan, Turkey, Pakistan, and other countries also participated in the exercise. The drills involved 46 nations, including the militaries from NATO countries, Russia, Iran, Ukraine, and even observers from Switzerland, Uzbekistan, and other states that do not have their own navies. Considering its size, the event created an important platform for the promotion of internationalunderstanding, ...


Abkhazia, Georgia and Russia: Future Prospects

... mainly via the use of sanctions as can be seen in the cases of Moldova and Georgia, support for the EU in its neighbourhood has steadily been increasing. A recent poll conducted in 2020 showed that 82% of those asked support the EU and 74% support NATO membership ( Agenda.GE 2020). The EU itself does not pose a physical threat to Russia and Georgia’s western turn is nothing new. The recent news that the country plans to apply for full membership should not come as a surprise ( EURACTIV 2021)....


NATO Troops to Stay in Afghanistan Beyond the May Deadline

International troops plan to stay in Afghanistan beyond the May deadline envisaged by the insurgent Taliban's deal with the United States, four senior NATO officials said, a move that could escalate tensions with the Taliban demanding full withdrawal.Alejandro Licea / Reuters About 157,000 people have been killed in the Afghanistan war since 2001. More than 43,000 of those killed have been civilians....


Surviving in a Deregulated Strategic World

... the growth of its nuclear forces, there are other powers who have joined the nuclear weapons states club as independent players. The United Kingdom and France, which developed their weapons in the 1950s and 1960s, have always been U.S. allies within NATO, and their weapons were always considered by Moscow to be part of the Western bloc’s combined nuclear arsenal. Cold War-era nuclear bipolarity that coincided with a similar ideological and geopolitical division (China remained largely introverted ...


The Army and Air Force of the Future

Despite numerous advances in technology designed to kill, the soldier in the field remains the backbone of this process Whenever we move into a new year, or a new decade for that matter, predictions for the future abound. While few would dare make any global forecasts after the insanity of 2020, things in many narrower fields continue to move as usual, and the defence industry is just one of them. Fortunately, the active militarization that we have seen in recent years does not look like it is...


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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