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How to Stop NATO

... is Turkey’s purchase of Russian S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft weapon systems and the failed attempts of the United States to scuttle the deal. The sixth and seventh rounds of NATO enlargement into the chronically unstable and explosive region of the Western Balkans (Albania, Croatia and Montenegro) created more problems than significant new opportunities for the organization. The planned eighth round of enlargement (to include North Macedonia and Bosnia and Herzegovina) also raises a number of questions ...


The Intellectual Vector: Where Russian Interventionism Is Imperative

... contending world orders in the 21st century, the phenomenon and problems of globalization and the Greater Eurasia concept/project. The Battle of (Big) Ideas While a vast number of books on the end and the history of the Cold War have been published in the West, with widely diverse perspectives; of the Cold War seen teleologically, from the standpoint of how it ended, there isn’t a single major, recognized Russian work, even an anthology, in English—which for better or worse, is a quasi-universal language—on ...


Do Generations Matter?

Problems in relations between Russia and the West, as well as their solutions, are hardly worth looking for through the lens of generational transitions The European Council on Foreign Relations has published an interesting article on generational change in the Russian foreign policy community....


OSCE SG Thomas Greminger: We Need to Invest in Cooperative Approaches to Solve Security Problems

... couple of words about the OSCE’s priorities today? Wolfgang Zellner: Establishing Whether the Other Side Has Hostile Intent Is Critical for De-escalation We are probably the only remaining platform for inclusive dialogue between the East and the West, so we want to promote it to contribute to overcoming those divisions that have opened up over recent years between the East and the West. I think it is very challenging, but nonetheless, it remains our strategic objective. Then, clearly, we contribute ...


What We've Learnt About Globalization

... would be incorrect to perceive growing socio-economic inequality as an inevitable consequence of globalization alone: it is sufficient to mention how Scandinavian countries confidently fit into the globalization trend while maintaining one of the lowest Gini indexes in the world. Referring to globalization as the root cause of all problems very often hides the reluctance of leaders (as well as experts) to admit their own mistakes and shortcomings. 3. Permanency or Discreteness? Andrey Kortunov: ...


Is Russia over its Resentment?

... reached new heights in their military-technical cooperation and the nuances of Moscow’s positions on the conflicts in the Middle East. Far more fascinating was the shift in rhetoric and mood in the president’s analysis of Russia’s relations with the West. Since this year’s Meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club was dedicated to the East in the broad sense of the word, the West was not at the forefront of the Russian leader’s mind. However, the few times that it was mentioned, I got the sense that,...


Protracted Asymmetric Geopolitical Conflict

Since neither Russia nor China can countervail the US-led Western alliance on its own, a closer equation is needed between the two Each of us has his own definition of “geo-history”, and mine is the interface of the “geopolitical” and the “world-historical.” We are marked by two anniversaries, ...


Meeting with Sberbank Institutional Investors from the USA and Great Britain

... (Switzarland),Prudential Investment Management (USA), Route One Investment Company (USA), Wellington Management International (USA) The following issues were discussed during the meeting: the state and prospects for relations between Russia and the West, the possibilities of progress in resolving the Ukrainian crisis, and the prospects for Russia-China interaction. Particular attention was paid to the analysis of the possible evolution of the anti-Russian sanctions policy of the United States and ...


Russia’s Way of Being in the World, from Yesterday to Tomorrow

... Reagan and Thatcher. It was from these sources and their liberal replacements that the international, strategic and economic signals and ideologies came, completely derailing the Gorbachev experiment, shifting its own ideologues from social democrats to Western or pro-western liberals, and finally unleashing social forces to its right, which eventually displaced the whole experiment and ushered in the 1990s. How was it possible that any project which thought of itself as on the left, as socialist of ...


Russian Revisionism or Restoring Justice?

... Russian intelligence or military.” Despite the fact that IT specialists have already disproved the allegations of FaceApp-related risks, Schumer’s concerns indicate that the U.S. believes the Kremlin and Russian hackers to be one of the key threats. Western politicians’ fears are to a certain extent based on the fact that, after the takeover of Crimea, Russia is viewed as a country that undermines the liberal world order and attempts to promote its own alternative. It’s easy to understand this ...


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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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