Search: OSCE,West (13 materials)


How to Stop NATO

... international disputes, as well as any ethnic, territorial and political conflicts in which they are involved, in accordance with OSCE principles. Stoking the flames of smouldering territorial or other conflicts in neighbouring states could, in theory, block ... ... desired results. First, it is entirely possible that the requirements for candidates may be revised at a future NATO summit. The western expert community is already actively discussing proposals to “make an exception” for Tbilisi so that Georgia can accede ...


OSCE SG Thomas Greminger: We Need to Invest in Cooperative Approaches to Solve Security Problems

... with OSCE Secretary General Thomas Greminger for the Russian International Affairs Council on the sidelines of the 2019 Paris Peace Forum. Interviewed by Nikita Lipunov, RIAC Expert. Mr. Greminger, could you please say a couple of words about the OSCE’s priorities today? Wolfgang Zellner: Establishing Whether the Other Side Has Hostile Intent Is Critical for De-escalation We are probably the only remaining platform for inclusive dialogue between the East and the West, so we want to promote it to contribute to overcoming those divisions that have opened up over recent years between the East and the West. I think it is very challenging, but nonetheless, it remains our strategic objective. Then, clearly, we contribute ...


William Hill on Russia — West Crisis: It Is Nobody’s Fault, It Is Everybody’s Fault

... discussed with the author the evolution of relations between Russia and NATO, the reasons behind the crisis between East and West, Russia’s place in the world politics and other questions. William Hill is professor emeritus of national security strategy ... ... (Washington DC); he retired from Foreign Service after serving in various European countries, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the OSCE. You have visited Russia many times. What’s your impression of Russia today? William Hill’s “No Place for Russia: ...


RIAC at IAI Expert Meeting «Russia and the West: What future for the European Security Architecture and the OSCE

... Architecture and the OSCE?» The meeting, timed to the middle of the Italian Chairmanship in the OSCE, was devoted to the current state and possible areas for the development of the Organization, the prospects for convergence of the positions of Russia and the West on issues of European security, the correlation of the OSCE potential with the capabilities of other organizations dealing with security issues in Europe (NATO, the European Union). Aleksey Gromyko, RIAC Member, Director of the RAS Institute of Europe, Andrey Zagorsky, RIAC Member, Director of IMEMO RAS Department ...


Unbalanced Europe and the New Order in the OSCE Space

... aid democratization and development was an important factor both for the revolutionaries and the West itself. The notorious Western NGOs had a role to play here, as well. Being widely represented in the new states, they themselves were isles of a different ... ... quite unambiguously with regard to both ‘our’ and ‘their’ NGOs. This is a major blow to civil society throughout the OSCE space. However, the EU’s appeal also had a flip side. By becoming a lodestar for protest, the EU has turned into an unexpectedly ...


Russia and the West: How to Deal with the Threat of Extremism

... bloc whose aggregate defense spending exceeds $1 trillion a year, with 3.5 million military personnel, appears to be effectively helpless in protecting its citizens against terrorists. The extremist underground is expanding in Russia too. In short, OSCE member countries — the most powerful military nations — are hard put to keep the growing terrorist pressure in check. Why is that happening? Ivan Timofeev: Russia and the West: the New Normal First, the antiterrorism efforts of Russia and Western countries are largely divided. The parties regard each other as a priority security threat. A significant share of their resources is aimed at mutual containment, not at fighting ...


How Not to Talk with Russia

... parts of the narrative that should remain at the centre of future EU-Russia discussions, at least at the expert level. The “Western” system; In her article Kadri Liik refers to the lack of interest Russia expressed in joining the “Western OSCE-based system” (or the “OSCE-based order”) that was allegedly offered to it by the West. This claim about Russia’s alleged lack of interest would likely raise many an eyebrow in Moscow. Firstly, the OSCE has never been a “Western” ...


How to Talk with Russia

... to link Russia up with the EU and NATO as a like-minded “strategic partner”. But Russia still feels less than equal and humiliated. How come? The truth seems to be that Russia has never wanted to be treated as an equal partner inside the Western OSCE-based system. Rather, for Moscow, being “equal” means having the right to set and tweak the rules, not just to advance its own interests within the post-Cold War European system with its common set of rules. It means having geopolitical ...


How Propaganda Re-shapes the Information Space for Russia, the West

... journalism integrity both in Russia and the West. Implicitly, it highlights how the perception of what makes for good reporting has been changing since the start of the Ukrainian crisis and the Russia-West confrontation in 2013-2014. Given that the West and Russia repeatedly point fingers at each other and accuse each other of using media for propaganda purposes, the OSCE report is very relevant. As a result, the report generated its fair share of publicity in some Russian media in February . In today’s highly charged geopolitical environment, “propaganda” has become a sort of a buzzword among academics, experts ...


German-Russian International Affairs Dialogue (GRID). Conference Reports

... punished for its actions. One Russian participant stated that assisting Ukraine to become a secure state as well as a number of small deals in support of the Minsk agreements could be a good start for restoring EU-Russia relations. However in his opinion Western countries should take a more balanced view on these issues and not blame Russia exclusively for the current crisis. European Security The majority of Russian participants agreed that the OSCE was largely ineffective in addressing the modern security challenges and crises in Europe. They claimed that it is vital to start thinking about a new security architecture, which might include reforming and strengthening the OSCE, because it is ...


Poll conducted

  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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