Search: Ukrainian crisis,OSCE (4 materials)

How to Talk with Russia

... Russia up with the EU and NATO as a like-minded “strategic partner”. But Russia still feels less than equal and humiliated. How come? The truth seems to be that Russia has never wanted to be treated as an equal partner inside the Western OSCE-based system. Rather, for Moscow, being “equal” means having the right to set and tweak the rules, not just to advance its own interests within the post-Cold War European system with its common set of rules. It means having geopolitical ...

09.03.2016

German-Russian International Affairs Dialogue (GRID). Conference Reports

... remain the only viable solution to the crisis in Ukraine. If Minsk II fails, there will be no Minsk III The new European security system needs to be Russia-inclusive. A number of Russian participants expressed concerns about the effectiveness of the OSCE and its ability to contribute to European security Russia and the EU should come up with a positive agenda that addresses the issues of concern to both actors Russia and Germany in a changing world order The participants agreed that the current deterioration ...

12.02.2016

The OSCE in Modern Europe

... to which governments use and improve OSCE tools in the relevant areas depends first of all on the governments themselves, since the absence of a consensus among OSCE members effectively paralyses the organization. Today, against the backdrop of the Ukrainian crisis, the OSCE is experiencing yet another renaissance. The prospects for resolving the conflict in and around Ukraine are directly linked to the work of the OSCE, although the crisis management instruments available to the organization are measured out in strictly ...

19.11.2015

Having a Common Enemy is Unlikely to Reconcile Russia and the West

... the inefficiency of the very international institutions charged with maintaining security and communication channels in the European space, including the Russia-NATO Council set up in 2002 to deliver permanent contact and crisis prevention, and the OSCE, which also seems the only hope for diplomacy. Avoiding War in Europe: How to Reduce the Risk of a Military Encounter Between Russia and NATO The very concept of building a Greater Europe is increasingly coming under fire. In fact, it is hard to ...

28.10.2015

Poll conducted

  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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