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The End of Multilateral Diplomacy?

... this, we must work together to reduce the danger of war and prevent incidents, and not to waste forces on fruitless mutual accusations or attempts to fix non-consensus and deliberately confrontational topics from the category of “hybrid” threats on ... ... analogy applies to the activities of the International Contact Group on Venezuela, which has slipped under pressure from the European Union on biased and non-constructive positions. In short, increasingly, multilateral structures designed to serve as ...


Sanctions Policy: The ‘European Paradox’

... countries also use unilateral measures, but so far they’ve done it much less often in comparison with the EU and especially the USA. However, by bypassing the UN, the EU is trying to combine efforts with the United States and other Western countries, that ... ... Radar Another important distinction of EU policy is its extremely reserved attitude towards extraterritorial sanctions. The European Union authorities may well use secondary sanctions, that is, to punish certain companies or organisations for violating ...


Helping Iran to Make the Right Choice

... European powers do not see completely eye to eye on these issues. Moscow is less adamant about the Iranian ballistic program, less prone to condemn so-called “destabilizing” activities in the region and is in any case not prepared to establish any causal effect between these matters and the implementation of the JCPOA. However, Russia and Europe do share some obvious common interests. Indeed, both want to avoid the non-proliferation crises that would ensue, were Tehran to decide to distance itself ...


Iran’s Ultimatum to Europe: Is the JCPOA Doomed?

... which raises questions from its Sunni Arab neighbours, not to mention Israel. The solution of this formidable task will require a lot of time, the gradual building of confidence, a reduction in hostile rhetoric, contacts between the militaries, a refusal to interfere in the internal affairs of other countries, an agreement on the status of foreign armed forces in Syria, and similar measures. Now, however, this process is not only difficult, it has been effectively paralyzed due to pressure from the ...


Meeting with Political Director of Germany's Federal Foreign Office Jens Plötner

On May 6, 2019, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, and Dmitri Trenin, RIAC Member, Director of the Carnegie Moscow Center, had a meeting with Jens Plötner, Political Director of Germany's Federal Foreign Office. On May 6, 2019, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, and Dmitri Trenin, RIAC Member, Director of the Carnegie Moscow Center, had a meeting with Jens Plötner, Political Director of Germany's Federal Foreign Office. The meeting was also attended by the German Federal Foreign Office...


How Ukraine Will Change After Zelensky’s Victory

... more inclined towards pragmatism. Still, I think we should wait for his first key staff appointments. In any case, they will be working within the pro-Western paradigm and lead the country towards collaboration with international financial bodies, the European Union and NATO. Russia–Ukraine relations will largely depend on the general trends in U.S.–Russia relations, and I think gradually moving away from escalation is the maximum that Kiev would be willing to do in its relations with Moscow. This ...


The process of developing EU-NATO cooperation mechanisms is guided by the motto of countering hybrid threats allegedly coming from Russia

... that cybercrimes must be codified. I see a flash of hope in the fact that EU leaders, for instance, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, are calling to promote international cooperation towards ... ... referring to the 2015 report of the Group of Governmental Experts, especially emphasises that states should not allow deliberate usage of their territories for committing cybercrimes. Meanwhile they elegantly “forget” the information widely circulated ...


Helping Ukraine to Help Ourselves

... be a positive step in this direction, at which a number of practical issues could be put forward for discussion. First, it is time to seriously consider expanding the composition of the group. Now would be a good time to invite representatives of the European Union and the United States to take part. And such a decision would be entirely justified, as it would allow external players to pool their efforts, thus avoiding unnecessary competition and duplication. Andrey Kortunov, Samuel Charap: U.S.-Russia ...


The House That Built Who?

... suddenly everything began to crumble. Russia is affected, too. Its policy throughout the post-Soviet period, despite Western accusations of revisionism, was motivated by the desire to preserve or recreate the status quo that existed before the dramatic breakup ... ... Iron Curtain is sharing a common historical experience but interpreting it differently. Twenty- and thirty-year-olds in the European Union and Russia set out from the same platform but moved along diverging tracks. A new generation has grown up in the ...


NATO is the obstacle to improving Russian-Western relations

... entire Russian political spectrum. In fact, the same view also prevails among NATO members from eastern Europe, where the alliance is seen as an instrument of U.S. influence and U.S. defense assurances. That is why Russia is utterly baffled by U.S. accusations that the Kremlin — and President Vladimir Putin specifically — are trying to “drive a wedge between NATO partners.” No one in Moscow has ever regarded NATO as an independent entity that exists separately from the United States. There ...


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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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