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Speech at the Greater Europe Task Force Meeting, London

... is the decade-long and, unfortunately, largely futile endeavour on the part of Russia and the European Union to come to an agreement on energy. We have to acknowledge the fact that the political, economic and even intellectual elites in Eastern and Western Europe were not willing to build a common future together. They did not demonstrate the strategic vision or the political will to carry out such a large-scale project. If Europe and Russia really valued these projects, do you honestly believe that they ...


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 crisis because the two sides had been definitely working ...


A Beginning of Dialogue? Russia's Ivanov and Germany's Ischinger Discuss the Ukraine Crisis

... the context of Sam Nunn's Nuclear Threat Initiative. There is therefore no lack of important ideas and proposals how to move forward in the direction of " mutual security" in the Euro-Atlantic space. There is, however, deep concern in the West that President Putin's decision to unilaterally occupy and annex Crimea might not have been stopped even by a more perfect set of institutions and rules governing European security. The problem is that a colossal loss of trust has occurred, and that is difficult to repair. LESSON FOUR: Universal understanding of international law must be restored IVANOV: Fourth, throughout the Ukrainian crisis, and especially in ...


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