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Why is Canada so special to Russian Foreign and Security Policy?

... to its language (French) and History explains why the USSR's KGB established contact with Canadian terrorist group Front de libération du Québec (FLQ) according to the Mitrokhin archive. To sum up the context, Canada is one of the main country to Russia’s Foreign and Security Policy as the Arctic is the shortest way to bombers and military aircrafts in order to reach the Russian territory. It explains why the Kremlin is so interested in the Canadian Armed Forces because it needs to upgrade expensive military equipments ...


The End of Multilateral Diplomacy?

... infrastructural capabilities of countries outside the alliance are 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 ...


Putin-Kim Summit: A Long Overdue Event

... Plan B. Undoubtedly, issues of trade and economic cooperation will also be touched upon. The settlement of North Korea’s debt to Moscow in 2012 opened the way to its full-scale development. But today, this cooperation is strictly limited by the UN Security Council’s sanctions against the DPRK. Sanctions also block the implementation of such trilateral projects between Russia and two Korean states as connecting the Trans-Korean railway with Russia’s Trans-Siberian railway, building the Russia-DPRK-South Korea gas pipeline and connecting the electric power systems of the three countries. The failure of the US-North ...


NATO is the obstacle to improving Russian-Western relations

... pro-Western Russian policy (which essentially implied Russia becoming a U.S. satellite) have since been completely marginalized because they cannot explain what tangible benefits such a course would bring Russia to outweigh the inevitable losses for Russian national security and statehood in general. Even now, the few remaining Russian liberals tend to avoid any discussions on foreign policy and national defense issues. Much to the disappointment of their Western “friends,” they make it clear by doing so that ...


Is Russia a real national security threat to the west or is it only a paper tiger?

... Medvedev issued a statement emphasizing that Moscow would “counter this war, by economic means, by political means and if necessary by other means.” He viewed the imposition of dollar sanctions, as a crossing of red-line and threat to the national security of Russian federation. However, he did not make it crystal clear, what measures would and could Kremlin embark on to mock the said sanctions. Source: / Bloomberg To facilitate, it is music to ones ear to reveal the strengths and weaknesses ...


Pak-Russia defense ties: a paradigm shift in defense cooperation

... Pakistan is still an untapped market for Russian arms and military equipment. Russia can utilize Pakistan’s markets for economic gains as Pakistan bought the helicopters worth millions of dollars. Keeping in view these points, defense cooperation between Russia and Pakistan seems imperative especially when the regional arrangements and security order support cooperation.


Russia and Europe: From Romanticism to Pragmatism

... space of time, we have managed to agree on and adopt a number of documents that lay firm foundations for cooperation in the political, economic, humanitarian and even military spheres. Political relations reached their peak, in my opinion, in 2003, when Russia, France and Germany spoke out together at the United Nations Security Council against the U.S. intervention in Iraq. It was an unprecedented step in postwar Europe, one which many at the time thought had paved the way for a fundamentally new alignment of powers both in Europe, and in the world in general. Andrey ...


The EU Global Strategy's Security Dimension

... they do and will object against this biased approach. For the sake of objectivity, the position of the other, i.e. Russian side, should have been taken into consideration. Naturally, most welcome is the proposal in GS about possible cooperation with Russia on the issues of common interest like climate, the Arctic, maritime security, education, research, cross-border cooperation, various exchanges. This list can be continued. The problems of security are looked upon in GS through the prism of EU interests. It is quite natural. On the other hand, it is a pity that collective ...


The EU Global Strategy: Is It Global and Strategic?

... demonstration of the slow process of the EU getting more mature in terms of its political subjectivity and therefore autonomy in pursuing its truly CFSP. Also welcomed is GS emphasis on the central role of the United Nations in global governance. For Russia, which is the permanent member of the UN Security Council, as well as for other countries of the «big five», this is a commitment to be fully supported. At the same time, there is a lot that is worrisome from the point of Russia's national interests. Firstly, GS in effect puts soft ...


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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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