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Ukraine: Geopolitical View of the Interested International Actors

... Ekaterina Chimiris: Russia-Ukraine Relations 2020: Equation With Many Variables. A View from Russia Ukraine first embraced the European path during the 2004 revolution. Institutionally, this path implies the country’s aspiration to join the EU and NATO. Recent amendments to the Ukrainian constitution legitimize this drive. The European identity is historically a superstructure above the national identity. Ukraine’s main problem is its aim not to follow the traditional procedure and therefore ...

07.02.2020

International Security Implications of the US-Russia Contention Over the Nord Stream 2

... Consequently, the project has been associated with far-reaching strategic implications. Referring to the opinions expressed by politicians and experts on both sides of the Atlantic, Western media have represented the pipeline construction as infringing on the NATO interests in the region and frustrating the unity of the European nations. The pipeline has also been presented as laying the ground for Russian military offensive into its European neighbourhood. This has created quite an exceptional environment ...

05.02.2020

Greece and Russia: Back to the Truman Doctrine?

... words show that the Cold War began long before the so-called Truman Doctrine. In fact, one can pre-date the beginning of a Cold War mentality to 1791, when the English Prime Minister, William Pitt the Younger, lambasted Russia for wishing to dismember Anatolia. This was only some twenty-two years after Catherine the Great’s attempt to free Greece via the Orlov brothers. At any rate, when Greece’s first leader, the pro-Russian Kapodistrias (a former Russian foreign minister), was assassinated in ...

04.02.2020

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

... through 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 ...

23.01.2020

How to Make Peace in Ukraine Five Years After Minsk II

... environment and the nature of the Austria-Italy relations. By the time of the South Tyrol deal, both Austria and Italy considered themselves organic parts of a greater European family of nations. This is despite the fact that Austria, even now, is not a NATO member and only joined the EU in 1995, 24 years after the agreement on South Tyrol had been reached. Neither country had a fundamental identity problem that could feed radical nationalism and block a settlement. Their respective national identities ...

15.01.2020

Challenges to Eurasian Security in the Coming Decade

Eurasia is entering the 2020s with a burden of old problems while also facing new dangerous challenges Confrontation between Russia and the USA/NATO There is no reason to believe that the worsening relations between Russia and the West, a process that began six years ago following the Ukrainian crisis, will be rectified in the near future. The current conflict is largely due to the fact that,...

14.01.2020

Geopolitics and e-Diplomacy of Estonia

... political decisions following the geography and aspirations of most of its citizens to integrate the Euro-Atlantic society. Based on the past and the Nordic-Teutonic identity, the Government of Estonia embraced the idea of joining the European Union, NATO, and later on the Eurozone. Both Germany and Austria (former parts of Holly Roman Empire) have recognized the Germanic background of the Estonian people when the Nordics - Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Greenland and the Faroe Islands ...

31.12.2019

Four Pieces of Advice to Emmanuel Macron about the INF Treaty

... were surprised that France was trying to influence the fate of the INF Treaty, which was (or rather had been, before its demise) a bilateral treaty between Moscow and Washington. Macron had some explaining to do to his American and European partners, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, journalists and experts, and he assured them that France was not really supporting any kind of moratorium. At the same time, his government is not discarding the idea of shaping a “new security architecture” ...

26.12.2019

The Trans-Caucasus in 2019 Is Not a Monolithic Region

... political symbols. When the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia was recognised in August 2008, it was the Caucasus that saw the precedent of changed borders between the former Soviet republics. It was in the Caucasus that Georgia, in its bid for NATO membership, held a referendum on acceding to the alliance and over two-thirds of Georgians voted for accession. Consequently, strategic cooperation with NATO was, in addition to rhetoric, bolstered by a popular vote. The Trans-Caucasus is the only ...

20.12.2019

NATO Was Never Only About Russia

When NATO was created, future peace between Germany and its neighbors was yet far from secured It is today sadly forgotten, that NATO was created not with one, but with two objectives. The second objective of NATO was to retain inner peace, that is, keep ...

05.12.2019
 

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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