Search: Russia,OSCE (47 materials)

 

Russian Approaches to Improving OSCE Effectiveness Discussed with Thomas Greminger

... RIAC Director General, had a meeting with Thomas Greminger, OSCE Secretary General, and with the OSCE Secretariat On February 13, 2020, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, had a meeting with Thomas Greminger, OSCE Secretary General, and with the OSCE Secretariat. Russian approaches to improving OSCE effectiveness were discussed in the course of the meeting. Particular attention was paid to the possible modernization of the Vienna Document 2011 on confidence- and security-building measures to enhance stability ...

16.02.2020

Ukraine: Geopolitical View of the Interested International Actors

... Even during peaceful times, each agreement passed through a long and complicated process of negotiations. For example, regular gas crisis's between Russia and Ukraine. At the same time, common values present an opportunity to rebuild trust. How can Russia, Ukraine and western partners understand that they have shared values? — the negotiation platforms, on the base of international institutions, such as Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), etc. In this article, I aim to look at the global structure and the roots of the Ukrainian conflict, in the context of historical, socio-cultural and political aspects. The typology of international actors and the structure of their interests Andrey ...

07.02.2020

How to Stop NATO

... years (Tashkent has even managed to leave the CSTO on two separate occasions, once in 1999 and again in 2012). The idea that Russia could block the accession of former Soviet republics to NATO entirely by using the candidate requirements formulated at ... ... 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 ...

03.12.2019

Wolfgang Richter: Establishing Whether the Other Side Has Hostile Intent Is Critical for De-escalation

Interview with one of the co-authors of the OSCE Report “Reducing the Risks of Conventional Deterrence in Europe” On October 24, 2019, the Russian International Affairs Council held a breakfast lecture on the topic “ Arms Control: Will Russia and NATO Reach a Deal? ” timed to the release of the OSCE Report “ Reducing the Risks of Conventional Deterrence in Europe ”. In an interview following his speech, Colonel (GS) Wolfgang Richter, one of the co-authors, discussed the art of conflict de-escalation, the changing nature of arms control and ...

29.10.2019

Time for a New Approach to Conventional Arms Control?

... — , edited by Johan Engvall and Gudrun Persson, focuses more on the question as to why German Social Democrats, in the wake of the 2016 Steinmeier initiative, are focusing so much on CAC than on the issue itself. And finally, in the framework of the OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions, a group of authors from Germany, Latvia, Poland, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey, and the US presented a concrete proposal for sub-regional arms control in the Baltic region — “Reducing the Risks of Conventional Deterrence. Arms Control in the NATO-Russia Contact Zones”. There are many, to some extent,...

02.10.2019

The End of Multilateral Diplomacy?

... rearranged to transfer our forces and assets to our borders. The destructive military activity of the alliance is accompanied by a line for scrapping the cornerstone agreements in the field of security - the ABM Treaty, the INF Treaty, and the Founding NATO-Russia Act, the START Treaty are destroyed. The OSCE potential, which we considered as a core role in building a “common European home,” still cannot reach its “design capacity” due to the unhealthy atmosphere established in the Euro-Atlantic region. One of the few remaining confidence-building ...

24.05.2019

State of Play: Russia and the Fraying West

... is only a bit more than half of what it was before 2014, it is still important, particularly in the energy sector. Security matters will have to take a back seat: Europeans cannot decide alone on the issues that fall within NATO’s competence. The OSCE is essentially irrelevant, and the Russia-NATO communications line is but an add-on to the US-Russian one. Yet, a few EU member states, including France, Germany and Italy, prefer to keep open their channels of political dialogue with Moscow. Despite the likely termination of Russia’s ...

19.02.2019

Crimea and Punishment

... not part of the Minsk agreements. The Ukraine issue is primarily European, which means that Europe can and should be involved in its resolution. This might require a more active engagement from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), a consultation with UN peacekeepers, and a post-conflict development plan for Donbass, clearly allowing Ukraine to remain a critical bloc standing between Russia and Europe. the Ukraine issue is playing out in the pursuit of its goal to build a genuine European security architecture. Michel Duclos There is still a long way to go before Russia considers Europe, or failing that, the major European states,...

06.12.2018

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

... politics and other questions. William Hill is professor emeritus of national security strategy at the National War College (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: European Security Institutions Since 1989” Discussed at RIAC I first was a “stageur” (intern) at Leningrad University in 1971–1972. Then I ...

23.11.2018
 

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    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
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    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
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    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
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