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Most of the Strategic Challenges for Russia and the EU Are Likely to Come from the Changing International Context

... — I would not go as far as to state that there is no prospect of common ground on security matters between Russia and the European Union. For the time being, opportunities are indeed limited, but they are still broader than those between Russia and NATO. The Union is not particularly strong on hard security matters, but we have a rising agenda of nonconventional security problems, which should be a matter of concern for both sides. In my view, we should keep an eye on even very limited opportunities ...


Russia and China: Union or Strategic Uncertainty?

... practice? First of all, it makes sense to consider what an alliance between Russia and China could represent in the current conditions. This problem is largely viewed through the lens of the experience of the world’s most powerful alliance, namely, NATO. NATO is perceived as an example of a military alliance with the most strictly prescribed conditions. The first part of Article 5 of the NATO Charter is often quoted in this respect: “The Parties agree that an armed attack against one or more of ...


A Europe Whole and Free: A Utopia or, After All, a Future?

... justify this choice for, as at the Congress of Vienna in 1815, it was about integrating a former adversary into a single regional system, or as in Versailles, its exclusion from such a system of postwar relations. The double enlargement, i.e. of the NATO and the EU, as well as incomplete, in terms of Chapter VIII of the UN Charter, institutionalization of the OSCE (as opposed, for example, to the African Union) have proved to be expressions of so short-sighted a policy. Russia has been invited to ...


Russia’s Changing Identity: In Search of a Role in the 21st Century

... Federation, the current incarnation of the Russian state, started as a country that longed to join the democratic liberal order led by the United States. It aspired to Western integration, which meant becoming part of the Atlantic system centered on NATO, and part of a Greater Europe built around the European Union. This effort failed, however, mainly due to the refusal of President Vladimir Putin and the Russian elites to recognize U.S. leadership and give up their country’s great-power status ...


Dawn Breaks on New Era in EU-Russia Relations

... was considered to be the OSCE, but times have changed. As surprising as it may seem, the Council of Europe could lay claim to the role previously fulfilled by the OSCE, as the only space bringing together everyone, making it the lowest common denominator. Now it’s needed not to force members to obey certain norms, but to search for common ground at a time when Europe is increasingly fragmented. If strategic dialogue is resumed, it will in any case be between Russia and the United States. For everything ...


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 ...


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