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World Petroleum Council

The Most Relevant and Significant International Council of OIL was organized in Romania Bucharest, 20 – 23 October, 2019Source: Incisiv national    New International OIL & Gas and Energy Markets New rules, arrangements, players, strategies and alliances New policies and regulations for Energy Security as well as for Energy and ...


THAAD in Romania: Underlying Rationale and Motivations

Is it about Russia-Romania relations or about the poor status of current NATO-Russia relations? Ruslan Mamedov, Olga Pylova: On the Road to “Strategic Depth” in the Black Sea Region On 11 April 2019, NATO confirmed US plans to deploy of the Terminal High Altitude ...


On the Road to “Strategic Depth” in the Black Sea Region

... Freedom — 2018 was held and involved Ukrainian troops. A few months prior, in July 2018, the joint Ukraine–US Navy exercise Sea Breeze 2018 was held in the Black Sea. In 2018, Georgia, Ukraine, France, and the US held joint exercises controlled by Romania’s Navy. The press service of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet also reports about regular exercises: on January 29, 2019, a planned drill involved the ASW corvette Kasimov entering a combat training sea range to perform training missions.


Meeting with Romanian Diplomats

On January 25, 2019, RIAC hosted a meeting with Vasile Soare, Romanian Ambassador to Russia, and Viorel Cojocaru, Deputy Head of Mission. The meeting focused on the issues of future interaction between RIAC and the Embassy in organizing and conducting a joint seminar on Russia-EU relations. On January 25, 2019,...


Moldova and Transnistria: the Spectre of Federalization

... possibility of resolving the Transnistrian conflict through a multilateral compromise as Moldova deviating from the pro-EU vector and the country’s surrender to Russia. The flames of this alarmist position are also being fed from abroad, particularly from Romania. In other words, inducing Chisinau to adopt a settlement plan for Transnistria that would grant Tiraspol any significant powers would be akin to making Kiev grant autonomy to Donbass. The situation is bound to worsen with the upcoming parliamentary ...


Europe under Aegis

To What Extent Does the U.S. Aegis BMD in Europe Threaten Russia? In May 2016, the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency announced that its ballistic missile defence (BMD) base at Deveselu, Romania, had been put into operation. This marked the second phase of the European Phased Adaptive Approach (EPAA) announced by Barack Obama in 2009. Immediately thereafter, construction of a similar base in Redzikowo, Poland began as part of the third ...


Transnistria: Dilemmas of Peaceful Settlement

... Transnistria conflict have some unique features. First, the conflict between the unrecognized PMR and the Republic of Moldova arose without a pronounced ethnic component. The consolidation of the Transnistrian people occurred on an inter-ethnic and anti-Romanian basis. It developed in the absence of an ethnocratic leadership and an official declaration of “leading” ethnic groups, and maintained a state building approach [3] . The process of Romanianization on the right bank of the Dniester ...


Bargain Basement Ballistic Missile Defence

The official opening of a ballistic missile defence base in Romania was among the top news stories last week news on the worsening Russia–America “partnership.” To be precise, the Aegis Ashore Ballistic Missile Defence System was “certified” at the US Naval base in Deveselu on May ...


European Union’s uncertain future. The state of Romanian – Russian relations and the importance of a bilateral dialogue

... European model. The European Union benefits from a quite bad image in most of the Russian population and it is not easy to anticipate the reaction of the majority if Brussels demanded certain reforms into the Russian society. Photo: Romania’s role into the new reality European Union – Russia There is a certain contradiction between the position of Romania from the eastern frontier of the European Union and the very poor relations between Bucharest and Moscow. The causes ...


NATO Black Sea Flotilla. A reef in the Turkish Straits

Strategic goals and objectives Last January, Romania initiated a proposal to create a permanent NATO naval task force in the Black Sea and Bucharest intends to discuss its project during the summit of the Alliance in Warsaw in July. It is noticeably the first concrete Romanian initiative in terms ...


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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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