Search: Sanctions,NATO,Russia (14 materials)


Professor Jeffrey Sachs: “I Don’t Believe in Isolating Russia

... diplomacy and built support around the world for a sensible security arrangement based on Ukraine’s neutrality and the respect for the Minsk agreements. I believe that a peace agreement should be negotiated immediately, based on Ukraine’s neutrality (no NATO enlargement), Russia’s withdrawal from Ukraine, implementation of the Minsk Agreements, and the removal of economic sanctions on Russia. By rapidly reaching this kind of agreement, countless lives will be saved and the world will be made vastly safer. How do you see exit strategy from the current West-Russia stalemate over Ukraine and what are the prospects for de-escalating ...


End of Diplomacy? Or a Toast for the Swedish Masters

Russia has only temporarily captured China’s seemingly entrenched role as a major ... ... even depends more than 50% on Russian gas. This also puts some break on “financial sanctions”. Andrey Kortunov: The end of diplomacy? Seven Glimpses of the New Normal... ... depletion of confidence worse than 2009. Western voices say that “Russia has brought NATO together”. Well—after the current Western songs and hymns are replaced with...


Why Experts Believed an Armed Conflict with Ukraine Would Never Happen

... vigilante justice. The society may become even more divided, as economic consequences of the restrictive measures imposed against Russia are starting to make themselves felt. Historically, it has been unprotected social groups and the middle class who have suffered from sanctions—rather than the “oligarchs” or the “authorities.” Andrey Kortunov: The end of diplomacy? Seven Glimpses of ... ... predicted three months ago can now be supplemented with another two. Afterthought 1. Moving towards a significant increase in NATO’s military presence in Eastern Europe. With a number of Western states blocking the airspace, the Kaliningrad Region can ...


The End of Diplomacy? Seven Glimpses of the New Normal

... military-technical cooperation with its partners across the CSTO. The West has established various formats and mechanisms of sanctions pressure, boosting NATO’s eastern flank and increasing policy coordination both within the Alliance and within the European Union as well as military-technical assistance to Ukraine, while consistently attacking Russia in a variety of international settings ranging from the UN General Assembly to OSCE and the Council of Europe ministerials....


Ukraine: Three Scenarios After the Answer From Washington

... accelerate their global retreat. In this scenario, we should expect a radical breakdown in relations between Russia and the West, incomparable with any previous crisis. It will lead to (a) massive loss of life; (b) a serious and long-term economic crisis in Russia as a result of Western sanctions; (c) significant militarisation of Eastern Europe by NATO. It will be possible to talk about the formation of a fundamentally new order in Europe. It will be rooted in an arduous confrontation. The only obstacle to a major war will be nuclear weapons, although the risks of escalation into a conflict between ...


Recommendations for American Policy and Priorities Towards Russia

... hundreds of which have lost revenue and investments as an unintended consequence of sanctions. More importantly, abolishing sanctions will put America's foreign policy back on track, back to exercising consistency, promoting human life, and being a much-need force for good in the world. Halt NATO’s Eastward Expansion Igor Ivanov: The World after START Since the fall of the Soviet Union, the United States has had ample opportunity to foster a partnership with Russia that would be beneficial for both countries. Unfortunately, past administrations in Washington have squandered such opportunities ...


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

... frameworks and economic motivations. References: Barry A. Material Politics: Disputes Along the Pipeline . — Hoboken, New Jersey, Wiley-Blackwell, 2013. 258 p. Borisov AY. Kak biznes stal zalozhnikom sanckciy. [How business has become hostage to sanctions]. — Mezhdunarodnaya zhizn [International Life] . Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, June 2019, pp. 80-91. (In Russ.). Cantoni R. What’s in a pipe? NATO’s confrontation on the 1962 large-diameter pipe embargo. HAL Archives Ouvertes, 2016. hal-01291854. Doklad Predsedatelya Pravleniya PAO Gazprom Alexeya Millera na godovom Obshem sobranii akcionerov [Report by Alexey Miller, Chairman of Gazprom ...


Reducing Risks and Cutting Costs: The Art of Confrontation Management

Does Russia’s relative stability imply that Moscow will be by default the proactive side ... ... should treat Russia. Though in Brussels they consider their ability to maintain EU sanctions against Russia a major manifestation of the EU’s integrity, it is hard to... ... rapprochement with Moscow, and EU policy will devolve into its lowest common denominator from among the positions of its members every single time. Furthermore, since...


Searching for a new foundation for German-Russian relations

Germany and Russia have to accept that they have different interests but also that they cannot ignore ... ... on compromise, as well as constant talk about cooperation and a gradual lifting of sanctions. The gap between opposing interests and the difference in political cultures... ... in Europe. Here it needs more German and other European member states leadership in NATO to minimize these risks. What are the preconditions for a new relationship? As...


What Сan Britain Do in Response to Russian Nerve Attack?

What Britain's options really are, and how Russia might respond. By Andrey Kortunov, Director General at the Russian International ... ... Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury. With the Prime Minister calling on Britain’s NATO allies to back “extensive measures” to punish Russia for the attack, we asked... ... very strong signal – even the US so far has chosen not to go that far. Financial sanctions British action : Individuals linked to the Kremlin could be hit with financial...


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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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