Moscow Promises Responses to US and NATO Activities

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Baev, Pavel K. (2016) Moscow Promises Responses to US and NATO Activities, Eurasia Daily Monitor, 13 June.

​​​​Russian ambiguity and slowness in delivering on the promised responses to all sorts of challenges may be aimed at exploiting divisions in the Western camp.​

​The resonance in the West of Russia’s gross violations of the norms of international behavior far outweighs any impression made by a pause in Russian military exercises—particularly since the hostility of Moscow’s anti-Western rhetoric has remained severe. Putin may wish to increase his space for maneuver, but the Kremlin’s promises to forc​​efully respond to NATO’s strengthening containment capabilities and to the imaginary encroachments on Russia’s security frontiers keep multiplying. 

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Pavel K. Baev

Pavel K. Baev

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