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A Ukraine Link to North Korea’s Nuclear and Missile Programs Development

... intercontinental ballistic missiles (hereinafter - ICBMs) “Hwasong-14” in July 2017 by the DPRK. The well-known American missile expert at the IISS, Michael Elleman, stated, “It’s likely that these engines [for the “Hwasong-14” ICBMs] came from Ukraine – probably illicitly.” “The main question is how many [engines] they [the DPRK] have and whether the Ukrainians are helping them now,” he noted. Figure 1: Comparison of the RD-250 engine (left) and the North Korean engine (right) Source ...

18.06.2020

Sanctions Against Russia: A Look Into 2020

... individual companies and projects. The risk of new sanctions stems from a series of political factors: the Ukrainian crisis and conflict in Donbass, the U.S. elections and the alleged meddling, the developments in the Middle East, etc. — Regarding Ukraine, the crisis has noticeably stabilized. However, we should not expect any significant breakthroughs in terms of compliance with the Minsk Agreements in the coming year. The stabilization of the situation in Donbass significantly decreases the risk ...

22.05.2020

International Crisis Group Discusses the Impact of Pandemic on Conflicts in Post-Soviet Space

... of international cooperation in combating coronavirus and preventing humanitarian emergencies in armed conflict zones. The participants assessed the consequences of the pandemic for the people of Nagorno-Karabakh, Abkhazia, South Ossetia, and Eastern Ukraine, as well as the potential role of such organizations as WHO, OSCE, and ICRC in providing humanitarian assistance to the population in conflict zones. The meeting was attended by over a hundred experts, diplomats, journalists, and public figures....

13.05.2020

Ukraine and NATO: Course Correction

Moscow has long since come to terms with Kyiv’s pro-Western turn Following an October meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission in Brussels, Ukraine expressed its desire to be included in the “Partnership Interoperability Initiative” (PII)[1]. This statement was not met with any active response from the Russian government — as Moscow has long since come ...

29.04.2020

Russia might well consider its participation in EU defence policy projects within the framework of PESCO

... fight against international terrorism. I am cautiously optimistic that our relations will improve again in the foreseeable future. For that to happen, Moscow would have to be ready to implement the Minsk Agreements of 2015 to bring peace to Eastern Ukraine. Have you read them? A long time ago. If you refresh your memory, you will see that Russia is not mentioned in the Agreements at all. It is up to the parties to the conflict – Kiev and Donbass – to fulfil their obligations. It was absolutely ...

20.04.2020

Five Reasons Why It’s Time to #RecognizeСrimea

... To understand Crimea and its relationship to democracy, it requires a bit of background. In 2014, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was removed from office by what amounted to a bloodless coup. This political upheaval sent shock waves throughout Ukraine and the rest of the world. Instead of following the impeachment process and rule of law outlined in the Constitution of Ukraine, which would have involved formally charging Yanukovych with a crime, a review of the charge by the Constitutional ...

11.03.2020

RIAC and Swiss Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue Discuss Resolution of Conflict in Eastern Ukraine

... 4, 2020, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue representatives (Switzerland) visited Russian International Affairs Council. The discussion focused on RIAC and its partners’ most current initiatives in the field of resolving the conflict in the east of Ukraine, including the statement “ Twelve Steps Toward Greater Security in Ukraine and the Euro-Atlantic Region ” presented at the Munich Security Conference, as well as the possibilities for cooperation between RIAC and Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue ...

06.03.2020

Neutrality for the Black Sea Region Countries: Abstraction, Unattainable Goal or Effective Model?

... borders are not clearly fixed. Generally speaking, when discussing the situation in the region, politicians and experts tend to refer not only to the six countries that have a coastline on the Black Sea (Bulgaria, Georgia, Russia, Romania, Turkey and Ukraine) but also to neighbouring states. It is, thus, no coincidence that the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) founded 28 years ago (if we consider the Bosphorus Statement its constituent declaration) includes Albania, Armenia,...

02.03.2020

Gaps and Overlaps: Navigating through Contested German-Russian-Ukrainian Narratives

Joint Report of the Institute of Law and Public Policy (Russia), Inmedio (Germany), and the Centre of Public Initiatives — Ideas for Change (Ukraine) Joint Report of the Institute of Law and Public Policy (Russia), Inmedio (Germany), and the Centre of Public Initiatives — Ideas for Change (Ukraine) The report “Gaps and Overlaps: Navigating through Contested German-Russian-Ukrainian ...

27.02.2020

12 Essential Steps in a Conceptual Dead End

... provision on the indivisibility of regional security as a central tenet. Formally, the European Union does not have any objections to this, but nuances determine the content of the relations between the two sides. Twelve Steps Toward Greater Security in Ukraine and the Euro-Atlantic Region. Twelve Steps Toward Greater Security in Ukraine and the Euro-Atlantic Region Put bluntly, these nuances are NATO and the European Union. Together, they form the Euro-Atlantic community, which unites most of the planet’s ...

25.02.2020
 

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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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