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

... territory and lack of enthusiasm on sharing border with China. It was admitted, however, that such hedging against assumed return of an «aggressive Russia” could turn out to be a self-fulfilling prophecy to quote President Clinton who spoke at the NATO summit in Brussels in January, 1994. Should we be surprised if our continent together with the institutions has inherited their policies, including that of containment of not only Russia but Germany as well, as has become obvious under the Trump Administration? So, the alienation between Russia and the West is what did happen in the final count. What is more, it was supposed to serve as basis of unity of the preserved Western alliance in ...


Looking at Tiananmen Square through the Brandenburg Gate

... international political arena than Germany. Currently, the country is not a party to any rigid politico-military or economic blocs; BRICS and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, these amorphous and barely binding associations, are beside the point here. Germany, for its part, has numerous fairly tangible obligations within NATO and the European Union. Berlin may be the driver of the European Union, but within NATO it often finds itself playing supporting roles. To continue with the romantic parallels, China the young man is single and free, whereas the girl is bound by ...


Searching for a new foundation for German-Russian relations

... Russia. Finally, Germany can help to create platforms for arms-control and confidence-building talks between Russia and the United States. It can help to prepare solutions for new deals and the improvement of communication channels between Russia and NATO. Russia and Germany played an important role in the completion of the nuclear deal with Iran, and both have an interest in protecting it as well as in supporting Iran’s moderate president, Hassan Rouhani. Therefore, they should work on the prolongation of the agreement ...


My Wish List for the Bundeskanzleramt

... reunification, the new generation of Germans owes Russian nothing. After the Ukrainian crisis, no ‘business as usual’ is possible in any foreseeable future; Moscow and Berlin continue to sharply disagree on many critically important international matters. Germany is and will always be a disciplined member of NATO and that of the European Union; it will not take any initiatives that might look risky, inappropriate or untimely to other members of these organizations. To cut it short, there are absolutely no reasons to hope for any breakthrough in the German-Russian ...


The Future World Order

... of the jungle in its worst form. International law and norms of interstate relations were viciously trampled upon. In 1991, Germany and then the European Union as a whole recognized the independence of Croatia and Slovenia which had broken away from ... ... recognition was completely against international law and became one of the factors that triggered a civil war in Yugoslavia. In 1999, NATO bombed defenseless remains of the country for 78 days. The West then recognized the independence of Kosovo, which had been ...


The Euro-Atlantic Security Formula: The Implications of NATO-Russia Relations to the Baltic Sea Region

... by a significant asymmetry. The US accounts for over 70% of NATO's defence expenditures; of contributions made by states other than the US, the UK and France contribute over 41% of the expenditures of all remaining NATO funding. In the Baltic region, NATO countries also differ significantly. Germany is the heaviest contributor (15% of the total NATO budget with the exception of the US share). If Berlin implements the 2/20 target by 2024, the country's NATO-related expenses will rise by over US$ 30 billion. This is an enormous sum, given that ...


Turkey and Germany: Souring Relations between Strategic Allies

... to different Kurdish groups that Ankara believes are engaged in terrorist activity. These developments caused serious dissatisfaction among the main EU and NATO actors. The Turkish leadership found itself in a complicated situation. On the one hand, Germany was actively using Incirlik, a non-NATO facility, for operations against the Islamic State, which were very important to Berlin. On the other hand, Berlin had recalled its air defence systems, which had been an important element of Turkey’s security system. Significant worsening of relations ...


Andrey Kortunov Took Part in Conference «A New NATO for New Challenges?»

On November 14, the Federal Academy for Security Policy and the German Atlantic Association, co-hosted an international conference «A New NATO for New Challenges?» in Berlin. The participants of the conference — high-ranking politicians, military officials, diplomats, experts, and journalists from the Alliance member-states discussed the current and future security and stability ...


Bundeswehr in Syria – Back to Yugoslavian Scenario?

... Germany’s participation in military action in Syria. In this regard, detrimental consequences and non-admission by German public opinion of illegitimate from the internationally accepted legal point of view participation of the Federal Republic of Germany in NATO’s military operation against Yugoslavia in 1999, entailing numerous casualties among civilians of this country, are worth mentioning. By way of legal reasoning of Bundeswehr mission, stipulating lending aid to France, Iraq and a US-led coalition ...


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