Meeting Russia Blog

Meeting Russia

Meeting Russia Blog is a joint discussion platform of the Russian International Affairs Council and the Public Initiative "Creative Diplomacy" (PICREADI), Moscow-based NGO working in the sphere of public diplomacy. This platform brings together Russian and Western young leaders from academia, government institutions, parliaments, think-tanks, media and private sector to discuss the most important and burning issues of international relations. This blog was launched as a part Meeting Russia Public Diplomacy Program for Young Leaders, organized annualy in Moscow by the NGO "Creative Diplomacy". This program seeks to facilitate dialogue between rising leaders interested in Russia and to contribute to the discussion about Russia-West relations.

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March 5, 2019

"We have defeated ISIS* in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency."  So closed the December 19th workday, throwing the foreign policy establishment in Washington and other capitals into disarray. A US withdrawal from…

February 19, 2019

Whilst yellow vests' protests in France continue, confusion about causes and effects is growing in the public discourse. Even if the matter is complex the EU's political elite need to get to the roots of the problem quickly. Otherwise, similar events may…

Poll conducted

  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  
     4 (4%)
    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
     2 (2%)
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