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The West and Russia between a regional or an Eurasian power

During the Cold War the West always complained about 5 th columns of Moscow, infiltration of universities, companies, security apparatus, media and political ... ... of refugees,civil wars, the Islamic State and and Islamist winter. The West also tried to inplement its sort of capitalism in Russia by sending US economist Jeffrey Sachs as Jelzin adviser who made the 100 day´s crash privatization leading to a economic ...


Is Russia over its Resentment?

... leader’s mind. However, the few times that it was mentioned, I got the sense that, quite untypically for the Russian narrative, he was not dwelling too much on the countless slights that the United States and the European Union had inflicted upon Russia. Vladimir Putin touched briefly upon the senseless steps of the western partners in Syria, praised Donald Trump for conducting an active dialogue with North Korea, reminded those in attendance of the unilateral withdrawal of the United States from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, and generally avoided ...


Putin's Last Term: Taking the Long View

... policy, Centre for European Reform Igor Yurgens, Chairman of the Management Board, Institute of Contemporary Development, RIAC Member Putin has dominated Russia since 1999. He now faces many problems, including how to transfer power, if at all. The West should prepare for change – or for no change. Vladimir Putin has dominated the Russian political scene since 1999. But he is now in what should be his final term as president. He faces economic, social and foreign policy problems; and he has to decide what will happen at the end of his term of office. #Putin has dominated the #Russian ...


Putin is a leader made for the Russian Federation

The main Russian event of 2018 was President Vladimir Putin’s re-election for another six-year term. In view of the nature of the Putin regime, the re-election itself came ... ... demonstrated by the success of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Putin and his administration still remain a powerful engine of Russia’s Western-style modernization. In that sense, we can only admire the president’s determination to maintain the country’s pro-Western ...


Putin’s Brave New World

... thaw relations with Europe and explore new routes in Asia. Successe abroad is key to improving the situation at home. If Vladimir Putin wins in the Russian elections in March, few will be surprised in Russia or abroad. The incumbent president remains by far the most popular ... ... make unilateral concessions or to deviate from a consistent pursuit and defence of its national interests. Relations with the West will remain one of the most important dimensions of Russian foreign policy. Here, one can foresee a cautious relaunch of ...


In Reading Putin, Don’t Mistake Nostalgia for Ambition

Should the West be concerned about the Eurasian Economic Union? Is it a disguised attempt to resurrect the Soviet Union? Does Vladimir Putin want to restore the Soviet Union? Nobody can irrefutably prove that he does not. However, nobody can prove either ... ... aside, can Putin realistically plan to restore the Soviet Union? The answer is a definite “no” assuming that the Russian leader is a rational politician capable of a realistic assessment of Russia’s current capabilities as well as of ...


Putin’s Plan

... settling the Syrian crisis. And this vision appears to reflect Russia’s overall approach to creating a new world order. It has to be said that against the backdrop of the numerous declarative, ambiguous and at times contradictory statements that our Western partners have made with regard to Syria, Vladimir Putin’s words were to-the-point, logical and consistent. There is no reticence in Russia’s position, no omissions or gaps; you can argue with it, not agree with it, add to it or even amend it. But the one thing you cannot do is ignore it. Let us try and summarize the main points of “Putin’s Plan” as he presented ...


From Munich to Sochi

... responsible politicians from all over the world who are willing to help us tackle this historical challenge. There is no doubt that Russia is also willing to work with the West, including the United States, without whom – or even worse, in case of their counter efforts – the construction of a new world order is practically impossible. In his speech, Vladimir Putin explicitly called for the restoration of the Russian–American dialogue, including a discussion on strategic ...


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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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