Search: West,USA (48 materials)

 

Russian Revisionism or Restoring Justice?

... agencies,” not purchase political advertisements on social media, and refrain from public assessments of the quality of elections “before international observation missions issue their reports.” This also applies to other issues: in response to the West’s accusations of revisionism, Russia should not deny the facts and attempt to defend itself; rather, it should begin the dialogue with the words: “We understand you.” This approach sets a positive tone for seeking a compromise. Even if the Kremlin sees ...

01.08.2019

The Three Phases of Jihadism

... training them in the Middle East or Pakistan, and sending them back to Europe to establish caliphates. The third phase of Jihadism, namely ISIS, held a post-millenarian perspective, as opposed to Al Qaeda which was pre-millenarian. By the same token, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi independently developed a form of jihad that was mostly sectarian. He was far more focused on killing Shias than westerners, targeting the heretics before the real infidels. He failed temporarily in Iraq after an overwhelming Shia reaction but was able to win supporters from among Iraqi Sunnis (including former Baathists) who were antagonized and persecuted. With ...

08.05.2019

Standing for Everything Evil against Everything Good: Russia’s Hostile Measures in Europe

... and 2000s. The list of reasons for this development can be very long, but the essence of changes in Russia today is clear: the western model will not be accepted to the detriment of the Russian values. This causes anger on the part of Europe and the United ... ...? The current crisis in relations with European countries is a natural and expected response on the part of Moscow to the refusal of Europe’s ruling parties to accept Russia’s worldview and values and the reluctance to understand its motives and principal ...

19.02.2019

Support for Cooperation among Governments to Address Cyber Threats to Nuclear Weapons Systems

Statement by the Euro-Atlantic Security Leadership Group (EASLG) Statement by the Euro-Atlantic Security Leadership Group (EASLG) We have crossed over to a new nuclear era in which cyber capabilities transform the nuclear risks. A successful cyberattack on nuclear weapons or related systems—including nuclear planning systems, early warning systems, communication systems, and delivery systems, in addition to the nuclear weapons themselves — could have catastrophic consequences. Bilateral and multilateral...

15.02.2019

Support for Crisis Management Dialogue and Strategic Stability in the Euro-Atlantic Region

Statement by the Euro-Atlantic Security Leadership Group (EASLG) Statement by the Euro-Atlantic Security Leadership Group (EASLG) Today, the United States, NATO, and Russia continue to severely curtail dialogue on crisis management in the Euro-Atlantic region, depriving ourselves of an essential tool to prevent an incident from turning into unimaginable catastrophe. The lack of effective and reliable crisis management dialogue and tools sharpens mistrust and undercuts progress on broader issues...

15.02.2019

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 ...

23.01.2019

Putin is a leader made for the Russian Federation

... modernization, the rapid growth in Russian prosperity and the impressive improvement in the Russian infrastructure were amply 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 course — which is especially impressive given the ongoing foreign policy confrontation with the West. In the West ...

12.12.2018

Five Challenges for Modern Public Diplomacy and How to Tackle Them

... compounds in New York and Maryland states. Russian diplomats were forced to move from their American summer residences, because they were suspected to have used the compounds in electronic intelligence and espionage. Moscow, in its turn, denied such accusations and responded with the reciprocate measures. 2. U.S.–Russia political differences Andrey Kortunov: A Letter to John: Where Are U.S.–Russia Relations Headed? Mutual suspicion between Russia and the West has been increasing since 2012, resulting from deep political differences between the countries, and Vladimir Putin’s election for the third presidential term contributed to the Moscow–Washington tensions. At that time, the U.S. didn’t trust ...

18.10.2018

Saber-Rattling as the Main Threat for Russia and the U.S., and How to Deal with It

... late September 2017, NATO’s representatives attended the Zapad exercises, said Anatoly Sidorov , the chief of the Joint Staff of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO). Six threats and ‘domino effect’ The key problem in the Russia-West relations is a grave credibility crisis. The Skripal case that led to the accusation of the Kremlin of poisoning former Russian spy and his daughter, the diplomatic crisis that resulted from the expulsion of Russian officials from the U.S. and Europe, the Moscow-Washington differences over Syria, growing anti-Russian sentiments ...

11.05.2018

Russia — West Crisis: Small Steps Are Not Enough

The key for Russia today is to build its strength and resources As relations between Russia and the West deteriorate against the backdrop of the expulsion of Russian diplomats, more and more questions arise: Have crises like thus happened before? How can Russia avoid becoming the “greatest threat” in a universal sense? And how can we emerge from ...

27.04.2018
 

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  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
    Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region  
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    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
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