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Consolidation of the West: Opportunities and Limits

Moscow should prepare for a long-term stand-off with Washington The rash decisions to join NATO recently adopted by Helsinki and Stockholm are probably the most vivid illustration of the emerging trend toward a consolidation of the Collective West, with other evidence of this newfound unity among the Western nations after February 24, 2022 seen in plenty. For instance, the unprecedented sanctions against Moscow were agreed upon at an astonishing speed, just as the programs of military and ...


Restoration, Reformation, Revolution? Blueprints for the World Order after the Russia-Ukraine conflict

... learnt the lesson from its mistakes of the early 21 st century, the Collective West will promote the values of liberal democracy and market economy with greater caution, yet with more consistency than three decades ago. Moreover, under this scenario, the Ukrainian crisis will help include the principal part of the non-Western world into a U.S.-led Western coalition, which would bring the international system back to the “unipolar moment” of the turn of the centuries, if modified to better fit the geopolitical and geo-economic conditions, which have changed over ...


Putin’s Brave New World

... dimensions of Russian foreign policy. Here, one can foresee a cautious relaunch of political dialogue between Russia and the leading West European countries. There is mutual interest in such a dialogue because the current state of the relationship is detrimental ... ... engagement with Russia, the European voice has become less articulated and less influential in international relations. The Ukrainian crisis, all of its negative consequences notwithstanding, has clearly demonstrated that it is impossible to provide ...


How Should Russia Respond to an Adversarial West?

... a review of external affairs — both in theory and in practice. The upcoming elections are likely to bring a similar rethink. Russia faces a number of forks in the road, which could determine the direction of its foreign policy. Relations with the West are a priority. The United States and the European Union this year will increase pressure on Russia via sanctions, military deterrence and information warfare. Russia will respond in kind, though the balance of power is significantly skewed in the ...


How to Talk with Russia

... Ukraine,” was the gloomy conclusion. In all likelihood, similar conversations took place also in Moscow. “We were not clear enough in Georgia, that’s why they moved to Ukraine,” people would say, having in mind the expansion of Western outreach. This example illustrates the problem that Russia and the West now face. We have fundamentally different understandings not only of what constitutes acceptable international behaviour, but also of the goals and “natural” drivers ...


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

... reports present the common statements, as well as the divergent positions of the participants. German-Russian International Affairs Dialogue. Berlin, June, 19-20. Conference Report Issued by Vladimir Morozov Executive Summary The current crisis in Russia-West relations is a crisis of mutual trust. The situation can only be resolved by maintaining dialogue and cooperation The Minsk II agreements remain the only viable solution to the crisis in Ukraine. If Minsk II fails, there will be no Minsk III The ...


Russian and Western differences continue over Ukraine, Syria

... that but it is not completely implemented. The main issue is that there is no external influence within the borders of Ukraine that is not sanctioned by the Ukrainian government. We have unresolved issues in Eastern Donbass, and neither Ukraine nor the West accepts the annexation of the Ukrainian region of Crimea. REUTERS/Alexei Nikolsky/RIA Novosti Ivan Timofeev: 7 Trends for Russian Foreign Policy You Need to Know Do you think that the Ukrainian crisis affects neighboring countries in the region? Absolutely. Russian occupation and military interference within Ukraine itself means that many countries of the region are uncertain about their own sovereignty and their future. Some suggest ...


European Security: Engagement or Mistrust?

... International Affairs, Reinhard Krumm of Friedrich Ebert Foundation , and Lukasz Kulesa of European Leadership Network. The discussants came to a conclusion that the Ukraine situation has generated a massive crisis of confidence between Russia and the West, unseen in scale since the Cold War. As a result, Europe is divided into two camps eager to erect varied barriers to fence off from each other. However, it seems erroneous to insist that the Russia-West freeze has grown directly out of the Ukraine ...


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