Search: NATO,Russia (242 materials)

 

Stay Home and Prepare for Occupation

The title is self-explanatory—Russia is an aggressive state that has to be deterred Almost a year ago, the RAND Corporation published the report " Deterring Russian Aggression in the Baltic States Through Resilience ". The title is self-explanatory—Russia is an aggressive ...

21.04.2020

To Sequestrate, or Not to Sequestrate. The Impact of Covid-19 on Military Budgets

... serial production. A shift to the right is also possible for the large-scale delivery of S-350, a non-critical element in the Russian air defense system production line, as its range of operations is covered by other systems from above and from below. ... ... purchase of military equipment worth CZK 2.9 billion (about USD 120 million). Defense budget corrections are expected in other NATO countries as well. At the same time, Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg encouraged the member states not just to ...

09.04.2020

Russia and China in the Arctic: Cooperation, Competition, and Consequences

... atmosphere of renewed U.S.-Russian confrontation, as well as increasing rivalry between the United States and China. The U.S. government views Russia’s activity in the Arctic and China’s newfound presence in the region as a threat to the West. 1 Russia, in turn, has expressed concern about the growing U.S. and NATO military activity in Europe’s North and the adjacent seas. There is a sense of new Sino-American bipolarity in the air. The perception of Russia as China’s junior partner and potentially its tributary state is quite popular in the West. According ...

01.04.2020

How the US Hybrid War on Russia Induces and Constrains Eurasian Integration

... plants that produced nuclear military weaponry. The major Russian grievance with NATO enlargements is that NATO member states lose control over installations of NATO military infrastructure on their territories. These installations are to be used against Russia. Along with NATO, the EU enlarged in 2004 and 2007 with Cyprus, Malta and eight Eastern European countries. The EU further increased its influence in Eastern Europe and Transcaucasia through the mentioned Eastern Partnership (2009) and the European Neighbourhood ...

24.03.2020

Neutrality for the Black Sea Region Countries: Abstraction, Unattainable Goal or Effective Model?

... statehood, national interests of multi-ethnic communities, the role of the countries in the region and relations with key actors on the international stage. What is more, neutrality does not preclude bilateral and multilateral cooperation, including with Russia or NATO. The changing world order and the lack of trust between the collective West, Russia and certain Black Sea countries mean that neutrality could and should be rewarded with multi-vectored economic cooperation. As such, it will help the Black Sea countries ...

02.03.2020

12 Essential Steps in a Conceptual Dead End

... nuances determine the content of the relations between the two sides. Twelve Steps Toward Greater Security in Ukraine and the Euro-Atlantic Region. Twelve Steps Toward Greater Security in Ukraine and the Euro-Atlantic Region Put bluntly, these nuances are NATO and the European Union. Together, they form the Euro-Atlantic community, which unites most of the planet’s economically developed military powers. This contradiction was barely noticeable during the initial post-Soviet years when Russia was still forming its new foreign policy, and the country's importance on the international stage was so insignificant that any discussion of complex issues was pointless from a purely practical point of view. However, as Russia started to gain ...

25.02.2020

Ukraine: Geopolitical View of the Interested International Actors

... nonetheless completely negates any initiative or attempt to actually achieve anything. None of the presidential frontrunners deny that the drive towards Europe could be difficult or even fatal. The approach of Ukraine needing to become part of the EU and NATO due to Russian aggression is a temporary one. It only aims to secure the current regime legitimacy and will be no longer useful once Russia has begun restoring its relations with the West afterwards the enduring crisis. That is when Ukraine will once again be ...

07.02.2020

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

... several European companies and banks had a stake [ 1 ]. For these past events, various features of the European and transatlantic policy were quite similar to the present times. The division of Europe into supporters and detractors of the pipelines from Russia, US and NATO attempts to block Russian energy deals with the European companies, and the national governments’ subjection in international affairs to the energy majors’ strategies, do not sound like anything new. Thus the actual contention over the Nord Stream ...

05.02.2020

Greece and Russia: Back to the Truman Doctrine?

... Cyprus, saw it transferred to Crete. Again, Turkish interests took precedence. Russia does, of course, have its red line: when a resolution on the Annan unification plan was discussed in 2004, Russia vetoed it, since the plan as a whole was essentially NATO- (and Turkey-) friendly. Russian foreign policy is not as a rule aggressive, such as the US’s and Turkey’s. In the case of its relations with Greece, Moscow is happy to watch Greek-Turkish tensions causing problems for NATO, and influence Turkish foreign policy in the Middle ...

04.02.2020

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

... been undermined and there is no mutual understanding on the key issues of international affairs, that we should gradually restore the negotiation process on priority security issues that concern both parties. I remember that at the last summit of the NATORussia Council in 2010, the sides agreed on a list of common security threats that were to form the core of our joint work. Why don't we go back to that list and launch the relevant consultations? I would like to emphasize, once again, that resuming dialogue ...

23.01.2020
 

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  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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