The Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) is a non-profit academic and diplomatic think tank that was founded by the Russian Federation Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Education and Science in 2010.
RIAC activities are aimed at strengthening peace, friendship and solidarity between peoples, preventing international conflicts and promoting conflict resolution and crisis settlement.
RIAC operates as a link between the state, scholarly community, and civil society in an effort to find foreign policy solutions to complex conflict issues.
The RIAC mission is to facilitate Russia’s peaceful integration into the global community, partly by organizing greater cooperation between Russian scientific institutions and foreign analytical centers/scholars on the major issues of international relations.
Remarks by President D. Medvedev made on March 23, 2012 at the workshop conference “Euro-Atlantic community of security: myth or reality”:
“The Russian Council for International Affairs was established two years ago. We supported this initiative and I think we were right to do so. I hope that the civil society representatives, scholars, diplomats, and military people on the council feel the real demand we have for their views and contribution.”
Remarks by Russian Foreign Minister S. Lavrov made on March 14, 2012 at the meeting with Russian NGO representatives:
“We distinguish the practical importance of the analytic materials of the Russian International Affairs Council in various foreign-policy priorities as well as fundamental work ‘Russia in the Global World: 2000-2011’ and reference book ‘International Researches in Russia’ prepared by RIAC.”
- Research work and international expertise
- Education and Enlightenment
- Communication and public activities
- International activities