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Three Scenarios for the End of the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

From personnel to propaganda and from strategy to statecraft, the two competing post-Soviet models are being put to the test. The outcome will have repercussions that go far beyond Europe The military confrontation between Russia and Ukraine is not an ethnic conflict: ethnic Ukrainians and ethnic Russians are fighting on both sides of the frontline. And radical nationalism is not the main motivation for Ukrainian resistance—contrary to many of Moscow’s statements. Neither is it a fight about religion...

21.05.2022

Advantages of CSTO Partnership: Should Serbia Strive to a Full Membership in the Organization?

... growth. People and businesses can function normally, and it is safe to invest money in such a shielded territory. Serbia is, however, often in a quite delicate situation. As a country from the Balkan Peninsula, it is surrounded by many member states of NATO. The region is known for its turbulent past with many conflicts throughout history. Some politicians and political experts believe that it is a good reason for the country to join NATO, too. But Serbia was a part of Yugoslavia has been ruled by the ...

18.05.2022

NATO’s Cheek by Russia’s Jowl

Which trends seen in the West reflect Finland’s and Sweden’s possible entry into NATO Much has been said and written about the likely consequences of Finland and Sweden joining NATO. A legion of analysts have already assessed the changing balance of power in the Baltic Sea, the new situation on the long Finnish-Russian land border ...

17.05.2022

Professor Jeffrey Sachs: “I Don’t Believe in Isolating Russia”

... views uncommon for the mainstream media in the West when it comes to the real origins of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. Professor Sachs argues that peace negotiations in earnest should start immediately, proceeding from Ukraine’s neutrality and no NATO enlargement. He does not believe in isolating Russia, being convinced that Washington is undermining U.S. dollar worldwide prevalence by imposing sanctions on international payment systems. Finally, the famous academician and the author of many foreign ...

16.05.2022

NATO Not Taking Nuclear War Threat Seriously

Russia has repeatedly drawn the attention of the United States that it is important to continue the joint work on an agreement that could replace New START Russia's envoy to the United States has told Newsweek that leaders of the U.S.-led NATO military alliance do not grasp the true gravity of a potential nuclear conflict erupting, as a tense war of words among powers looms over the ongoing fighting in Ukraine. As officials and other influential figures of the U.S. and allied nations accuse ...

06.05.2022

Europe and the Atomic Bomb

... demonstrates in every possible way the desire to keep Europe as the main overseas base for its foreign policy. The determination to continue such a line should convince the Europeans of the assurances that the United States will “fight for every inch of NATO territory” and large-scale participation in supplying weapons to the authorities in Kiev. However, this has not yet been accompanied by a desire or the ability to really take responsibility for the consequences of the behaviour of the Europeans ...

28.04.2022

Threading the Needle: Turkey’s East-West Balancing Act

... interesting phenomenon where Turkey has managed to strike a balance between East and West, distancing itself enough from both to avoid falling entirely into their orbit.Source:  Türkiye’nin İstiklal Gazetesi The implementation of this is interesting: a NATO member state that is host to U.S. nuclear weapons while it purchases weapon systems from Russia at the same time. This is merely one example where Turkey has managed to establish itself as more than a geographical bridge between East and West, but ...

20.04.2022

We are at war with the West. The European security order is illegitimate

... Karaganov, who is honorary chair of the Moscow think tank the Council for Foreign and Defense Policy, was first to come out publicly about an all-out invasion of Ukraine in 2019. President Putin has mentioned on Feb. 24 that Ukraine’s accession to NATO warrants Russia’s military intervention to prevent it. However, Ukraine didn’t even have a Membership Action Plan for NATO and Germany’s chancellor Olaf Scholz clearly stated accession was many, many years off. How can an attack be justified ...

15.04.2022

War of European Integration

... fact, European integration is now, and in what direction we can expect its further development amid the new conditions. And it would probably be an oversimplification to believe that the European Union has now turned into an “economic department of NATO”, performing only auxiliary functions in relation to the bloc, which is the central instrument of US policy in the western part of Eurasia. First of all, because the future of this association seems to be no less diverse than the prospects of all,...

12.04.2022
 

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