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Russia's Position on the Baltic States: Why We Need Each Other

... the world continue to pose complications for both sides. The Ukrainian crisis in particular did much to intensify tensions between Russia and the EU, particularly the Baltic States. While the Baltic States are institutionally dependent on the EU and NATO, the nature of relations in this specific case are more complex than the relations between Western Europe and Russia. The irony is that Moscow, technically, is capable of establishing good ties with Portugal, Greece, Italy, Germany, and any other ...


Washington chose to act unilaterally to abrogate nuclear arms treaty

... so-called MAD: Mutually assured destruction… Yes. So, these treaties were supplemented by further ones like SALT 1, 2 and 3, and, in 1987, the INF Treaty . We were also proposing further agreements, both bilaterally with the US and in our dialogue with NATO. Unfortunately, after the abrogation of the INF treaty, this backsliding continued. And the fact that the current US administration chose to kill the INF treaty sets a very dangerous precedent. The US wouldn’t say they decided to kill it. What ...


Scotland's Independence - the Irish Border ... and the US

... However, should Scotland leave the UK, the strategic importance of Northern Ireland will increase many times for UK-US force-projection and logistics in the Atlantic. In contrast to the UK, the Republic of Ireland (though member of the EU) is not a NATO country. Hence, if both Scotland gains Independence (and probably re-joins the EU) and Northern Ireland within the next decade or two reunites with the Republic of Ireland (and thereby automatically reunites with the EU), all that can develop into ...


Why is Canada so special to Russian Foreign and Security Policy?

... shortest way to send aircrafts and bombers to target both US and Russian territories. The respective military capabilities are, however, peculiar because Russia is one of the most important nuclear power in the world when Canada is exclusively relying on NATO and the US army to ensure its safety in case of a Russian attack. Source: huffingtonpost.caIf Russian people have a positive opinion regarding Canada and Quebec - usually represented to be two distinct territories - the Canadian citizens are far ...


The End of Multilateral Diplomacy?

... mouthpiece of the media, are deliberately declared “strategic challenges” or “systemic rivals” and, therefore, whose interests are not countable. Contrary to the objective interests of maintaining peace and stability on the European continent, NATO and its individual member countries, under the far-fetched pretext of “threatening from the East”, is intensifying militarization of the regions bordering Russia. The logistical and infrastructural capabilities of countries outside the alliance ...


Andrey Kortunov Speaks at Lennart Meri International Conference

... general theme of this year was designated as “One Past, Many Futures”; the participants focused the most significant trends in the development of world politics, that influence the situation in Europe. The discussion concentrated on the future of NATO and the European Union, the prospects for arms control in Europe, the issues of transatlantic relations, the rise of European populism, etc. Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, made a speech at two sessions of the Conference on the geopolitical ...


Director of London Centre for European Reform Charles Grant Visits RIAC

... for European Reform in London, visited Russian International Affairs Council. The British scientist was informed about current RIAC projects on the European vector, discussed the current issues in relations between Russia and the European Union and NATO, and the possibilities of building a new architecture of European security.


Original Post: Helping Iran Make the Call

... France – Monaco will expand to become a new buffer state between France and Italy. Spain and Portugal will muddle through, Switzerland will recover from the death of the Deep State, and Eastern Europe will leave the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) when the US departs and closes all its bases overseas, something I expect to happen during President Trump’s second term. In short, the only serious people that matter in the Middle East are Iran, Turkey, Egypt, Russia, and China. Europe is relevant ...


Seventh Meeting of the Contact Group on Russia-West Relations

... 25–26, 2019, the Seventh Meeting of the Contact Group on Russia-West Relations was held in St. Petersburg. The meeting is organized by the European Leadership Network (ELN) with the participation of RIAC. The seminar focused on the issues of Russia-NATO relations; the future of arms control regime, and European security. The meeting was attended by parliamentarians and representatives of the Foreign Ministries of the EU countries, experts from the EU countries, journalists, experts, representatives ...


How Ukraine Will Change After Zelensky’s Victory

... pragmatism. Still, I think we should wait for his first key staff appointments. In any case, they will be working within the pro-Western paradigm and lead the country towards collaboration with international financial bodies, the European Union and NATO. Russia–Ukraine relations will largely depend on the general trends in U.S.–Russia relations, and I think gradually moving away from escalation is the maximum that Kiev would be willing to do in its relations with Moscow. This should probably ...


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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%)
    Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region  
     4 (4%)
    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
     2 (2%)
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