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27 march 2017

Russia–Turkey Interface for Europe

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Following up the negotiations with Vladimir Putin on March 10, 2017, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan made a statement that Russia and Turkey had finalized the normalization process in the framework of their meeting in Moscow. Pyotr Stegniy, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation, RIAC member, has told the RIAC editorial staff about Russia-Turkey cooperation potential and possible changes in the Republic of Turkey in terms of the constitutional referendum.

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24 march 2017

25 years of U.S.–Russia Relations: From Cold War to New Cold War?

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On 24 March, 2017, the Georgetown University hosted the conference “25 years of U.S.–Russia Relations: From Cold War to New Cold War?” Igor Ivanov, RIAC President and Madeleine Albright, Ex-Secretary of State, Chairman of Albright Stonebridge Group spoke at the special Session. The speakers shared their diplomatic experience in solving difficult international problems and also the vision of the current situation.

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25 march 2017

Igor Ivanov: A Meaningful Dialogue Is Not Possible Without Mutual Respect

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On March 24, 2017, Georgetown University hosted the conference “25 Years of US-Russia Relations: From Cold War to New Cold War”. President of RIAC Igor Ivanov pronounced a speech at the conference.

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23 march 2017

RIAC at CTR SAIS and DGAP conference "Russia and the West-Building a new Modus Vivendi?"

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On March 23 2016 Center for Transatlantic Studies and DGAP (German Council for International Relations) holds a conference "Russia and the West-Building a new Modus Vivendi?". The participants of the conference are well-known experts from the U.S., EU, Russia, discuss the relations in energy and economics, nuclear security, relations of Russia, China and the U.S., European security.

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24 march 2017

RIAC and CSIS Present a Roadmap for Russia-U.S. Relations in Washington

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On March 23, 2017, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC hosted the discussion of joint RIAC–CSIS report “Roadmap for U.S.-Russia relations”, prepared by group of experts from the two countries. The report was presented by Olga Olicker, Senior Adviser and Director, Russia and Eurasia Program, CSIS, Kathleen H. Hicks, Senior Vice President; Henry A. Kissinger Chair; Director, International Security Program, OIeg Stepanov, Director, Foreign Policy Planning Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Sergey Rogov, Scientific Director, Institute of U.S. and Canadian Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, RIAC member. RIAC was represented by its President Igor Ivanov and Andrey Kortunov, Director General.

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24 march 2017

Preparation of Russia-U.S. Top-Level Meeting Discussed in the U.S. Department of State

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On March 23, 2017, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General met with Kathleen Kavalec, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, and Eric Green, Foreign Service Officer on the Russian desk, at the U.S. Department of State. The parties discussed restoring Russia-U.S. cooperation in various spheres and settling the Syrian and Ukrainian crises as well as preparing Russia-U.S. top-level meeting.

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24 march 2017

U.S. Nuclear Warheads' Scary Modernization

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U.S. Atomic Scientists have published a report on the ongoing programme to retrofit W76-1/Mk4A warheads of Trident II SLBMs with burst-height compensating super-fuses. The upgrade will significantly improve the missile’s kill ratio as applied to silo-based ICBMs, thus freeing up a considerable portion of the United States’ arsenal for engaging other targets of potential enemies. What should Russia do?

24 march 2017

Igor Ivanov: Russia-U.S. Cooperation: if not today, it will come tomorrow

Igor Ivanov President of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (1998–2004)

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On March 24, 2017, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, hosted the presentation of the RIAC and CSIS report "A Roadmap for U.S.-Russia Relations." This project, undertaken during a period of significant tension and distrust in the bilateral relationship, brought together a bi-national group of experts to develop clear and actionable paths forward for U.S.-Russian cooperation in key areas critical to the security and prosperity of both countries. President of RIAC Igor Ivanov pronounced a speech at the event.

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23 march 2017

A Roadmap for U.S.-Russia Relations

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The CSIS and the Russian International Affairs Council are pleased to present the findings from their forthcoming report, "A Roadmap for U.S.-Russia Relations." The analyses that follow examine prospects for Russia-U.S. cooperation in several crucial regions and fields: economics, energy, the Arctic, Euro-Atlantic security, the Middle East, strategic stability, cybersecurity, and countering terrorism and extremism. They offer concrete, actionable recommendations in each area.

21 march 2017

Science Diplomacy and Its Contribution to the International Cooperation in the Arctic Discussed at RIAC

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On March 21, 2017 Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) hosted an expert discussion “Science Diplomacy: US-Russia Cooperation in the Arctic”. Paul Berkman, Coordinator of Arctic Options and Pan-Arctic Options, Professor of Practice in Science Diplomacy of Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, Director of US-Russia Relations Project supported by the Carnegie Corporation, was the keynote speaker of the event. Leading experts on international cooperation in the Arctic took part in the event.

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