Search: NATO,United Kingdom (10 materials)

“I’ll Be Fire”: Who Will Throw a Boot on the Remote Control?

... British do not recognise Crimea as Russian. They regard the territorial waters in which the incident took place as Ukrainian. Russia regards them as its own, with all the consequences which ensue in the event of a border violation. The manoeuvres of NATO ships near the border and its violation are attempts to pursue political goals. The show of force was in fact a show of political support for Ukraine. Accordingly, Russia will inevitably take actions to expel violators, including with the use of ...


UK–Russia Security Dialogue. European Security

... the prospect for a reset of the sort that was pursued between the US and Russia in 2009 seems, at present, dim. Given this environment, the focus of the current dialogue workshop was on how to reduce the chances for open military confrontation between NATO and Russia, especially in Europe, and on maintaining mutual engagement in the spheres where it is absolutely crucial. Andrey Krivorotov, Jennifer Cole, Klaus Dodds: The Coronavirus Pandemic: Global Challenges Requires Global Cooperation The UK’s ...


The British Nuclear Trident

... infrastructure built in a very short order. The Concept The UK’s nuclear doctrine guarantees unacceptable damage to any aggressor and there is no doubt that the UK has the requisite capabilities. Nuclear weapons can be used independently or as part of NATO’s nuclear forces. Since 1994, it has been assumed that Tridents are de-targeted. Yet, retention of a certain ambiguity regarding, for instance, the first nuclear strike is considered rather useful in order to bolster deterrence. The order to ...


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 ...


Presentation of RIAC and ELN Report “Towards a More Stable NATO — Russia Relationship” Held in London

On February 11, 2019, the presentation of Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and European Leadership Network (ELN) joint report “Towards a More Stable NATO — Russia Relationship” was held in London. On February 11, 2019, the presentation of Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and European Leadership Network (ELN) joint report “ Towards a More Stable NATO — Russia Relationship ” ...


Prospects for Russia-NATO Relations Discussed at the Greater Europe Working Group Meeting

On June 18–19, 2018, London hosted a Greater Europe project working group meeting on the current state and prospects of relations between Russia and NATO ahead of the forthcoming summit of the North Atlantic Alliance in Brussels on July 11–12. On June 18–19, 2018, London hosted a Greater Europe project working group meeting on the current state and prospects of relations between Russia and NATO ...


We Will Need to Return to Dialogue

Relations between Russia and the UK have taken a hard knock from recent events. The poisoning by nerve agent of Sergei and Yulia Skripal has dealt a sharp blow to Russia’s relations with the UK, and with Europe NATO and beyond. And things could get even worse. With further measures being announced as we write, there is increasing talk of a new Cold War. Yet the situation today is very different, and in some respects even more dangerous. After the Cuban Missile ...


What Сan Britain Do in Response to Russian Nerve Attack?

..., NATO is not an institution that can make fast decisions even in a challenging environment. The odds are that the immediate NATO reaction will be mostly rhetorical. Joint statement British action : Britain could call on the support of its closest allies ... ... – they can assist the current state policy of trying to bring Russian money and Russian businesses back to Russia. If the United Kingdom is no longer perceived as a safe haven for Russian fat cats, the cosmopolitan faction of the Russian economic elite ...


Britain and EU Stand United on Russia Despite Brexit

... assess Russia critically, blaming the country’s “rapid militarisation” for undermining “the post-Cold War assumption of a stable Europe.” At the same time, the report makes a strong case for engaging Russia in security debates during the coming NATO Warsaw Summit, to be held on July 8, and beyond, in order to prevent unintentional escalation in Europe, despite a clearly articulated premise that Moscow poses a considerable challenge to UK security. Russia: Implications for UK defence and security ...


Nuclear Deterrence or Britain and France have Dignity of their Own

... ASN4G cruise missile that is likely to be hypersonic and should materialize in the 2030s. Although in 2009 France returned to NATO military structures, its strategic nuclear policy remains pointedly sovereign. Judging by the White Paper on Defense and ... ... French bases were also seen as locations for the temporary basing of British SSBNs Vanguard if Scotland was to cede from the United Kingdom. However, both sides stress their intention to separately develop warheads and launchers. The funniest episode ...


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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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