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Russia-Ukraine Conflict - Will UN Peacekeeping Mission Be Created?

On August 14-17, Accademia Konrad Adenauer and "Villa Collina" (Italy) welcome international expert meeting "Russia-Ukraine Conflict - Will UN Peacekeeping Mission Be Created?" that involves representatives from Germany, Russia, and Ukraine On August 14-17, Accademia Konrad Adenauer and "Villa Collina" (Italy) welcome international expert meeting "Russia-Ukraine Conflict ...


The End of OPCW-UN mechanism. What Stands Behind the Russian “No”?

Chemical Weapons Expert Analyzes 7th JIM report On November 16, the Security Council failed to renew for another year the mandate of the OPCW-UN Joint Investigative Mechanism (hereinafter “JIM”) set to expire on November 17. The US draft was rejected by Russian veto (voting 11 in favour, 2 against, 2 abstained). The Russian ...


Liberum Veto and the Monkey and the Pea

How to cure the chronic paralysis of the Security Council? To paraphrase the beginning of Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina: all effective structures are alike; each ineffective structure is ineffective in its own way. The problems with the effectiveness of the UN Security Council are in many ways unique, as ...


Russia’s New Foreign Policy Cycle

... Vladimir Putin for another term as president of the Russian Federation in March of this year, Russia is entering a new cycle of foreign and domestic policy. Russia's foreign policy at the moment is particularly fraught; the conflict in Syria, the continued uncertain status of the Donbass region of Ukraine, accusations of cyberwarfare and interference in US elections, and the Skripal poisoning incident in the UK have driven wedges between Russia and many other countries. Stronger sanctions are being imposed ...


The Day the United Nations Ceased to Exist

A Scary Tale for the permanent members of the UN Security Council Tensions in Syria continued to escalate throughout 2019. Hostilities were stepped up again throughout the country and the conflict’s total toll approached a million. A new wave of Syrian refugees swept through Turkey and flooded ...


Unwanted Ally? Russia and the Future of the Anti-Terrorist Coalition

... inside and near its borders Terrorism and extremism are a global problem common to all modern states. Specific acts of terror are perpetrated by different forces with their own political goals, doctrines and methods. However, the international community represented by the UN Security Council and the UN General Assembly unequivocally describes terrorism as a threat that cannot be justified by any motive. UN members have managed to make progress both in legal areas and in countering terrorist ideology....


SCO’s Anti-terrorism Efforts and Future Prospects

... adheres to the principle of openness and does not intend to direct its actions against any sovereign state. With actively and consistently pursuing dialogue, diplomatic exchanges and cooperation, it strictly observers all the principles inscribed in the United Nations’ Charter such as equality and sovereignty of states, non-intervention in their domestic affairs, respect for territorial integrity, non-aggression, peaceful settlement of disputes, no use of force.  It also abides by the generally and ...


Nuclear Weapons Prohibition and International Security

How to move the world away from the brink of a nuclear apocalypse Dmitry Stefanovich: Nuclear-Cybernetic Systems September 20, 2017 was marked by a historic event that took place at the UN General Assembly: the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) was opened for signing. Like the rest of the official and unofficial nuclear powers (as well as a number of their allies), Russia announced in advance that it would not support ...


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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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