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27 march 2015

RIAC Meets Robert Pszczel, Director of NATO Information Office in Moscow

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On March 27, 2015 Robert Pszczel, Director of NATO Information Office in Moscow met RIAC Board of Directors who informed him about current RIAC projects on European security, Russia's relations with leading NATO member-states, Greater Europe prospects and mechanisms of restoring confidence between Russia and the West. In turn, Robert Pszczel talked about NATO Information Office's plans for the near future.

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27 march 2015

Tunisia – Exploding History?

Nikolay Soukhov PhD in History, Researcher at the RAS Institute of Oriental Studies

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The terrorist attack in Tunisia on March 18, 2015 which took the lives of 22 civilians was no accident. At the very hour of the attack, the Tunisian Justice Minister was presenting a new draft law on combating terrorism and money laundering in Parliament. The presentation ended with sounds of gunfire coming from a nearby building.

27 march 2015

Global Science Project Brings Fresh Results

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Launched in late 2012 for training young Russian scholars in the entire spectrum of skills needed for publication in foreign journals, RIAC’s project Global Science has generated article "Forward Russia! Sports Mega-Events as a Venue for Building National Identity" published by the Nationalities Papers: The Journal of Nationalism and Ethnicity. The article was written by Vitaly Gorokhov from Presidential Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.

27 march 2015

Armenia En Route Towards Russia

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Strategic relations between Russia and Armenia have been progressing along all tracks, within both bilateral and international organization frameworks, with considerably more attention being given to dialogue in the context of Eurasian integration. We met with President of the Russian-Armenian Commonwealth Yuri Navoyan to discuss the key areas of cooperation between the two historic partners, as well as existing and potential hurdles to progress in this area.

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26 march 2015

Managing Differences on European Security in 2015

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This report offers three different perspectives from various experts in the United States (Atlantic Council), Russia (Russian International Affairs Council), and Europe (European Leadership Network) on the state of the European security environment in the aftermath of the Ukraine crisis. These three perspectives reveal different perceptions of the current situation, provide different analyses of where common interests lie, and offer suggestions on how to make best use of the tools and institutional mechanisms to advance these interests

26 march 2015

Consequences of the Ukrainian Crisis for Central Asia: Shock and Awe

Irina Bolgova PhD in History, Post-Soviet Studies Center at the MGIMO University

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The Ukrainian crisis, when analyzed in terms of timing and breadth, could not but exert a significant influence on the socio-political landscape of the post-Soviet space. Moreover, the crisis seems to have put an end to the concept of the “post-Soviet space,” which has long been somewhat vague and reassuring.

26 march 2015

Fyodor Lukyanov Editor-in-Chief of Russia in Global Politics magazine, Chairman of the Presidium of the Council for Foreign and Defense Policy

«Crimea Is Final Nail in Soviet Union's Coffin»

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26 march 2015

The future of the British nuclear deterrent: more of the same?

Matthew Cottee Research Analyst, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Programme The International Institute for Strategic Studies

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In 2016 the British government will have to decide on the future of its nuclear deterrent. Before then however, there is a national election (to be held on May, 7, 2015) to determine the composition of those decision-makers tasked with the job. While it appears likely that the deterrent will undergo modernisation, the issue is gaining more political attention and experiencing heightened scrutiny.

25 march 2015

Fyodor Lukyanov Editor-in-Chief of Russia in Global Politics magazine, Chairman of the Presidium of the Council for Foreign and Defense Policy

«Travelling into the Past and Back»

25 march 2015

Correcting Mistakes

Prokhor Tebin PhD in Political Science, RIAC expert

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On March 13, 2015, the United States Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard released their long-awaited new joint strategy, although some American experts expected the document to be released back in summer 2014. In contrast to many previous papers, it offers no revolutionary, excessively ambitious or groundbreaking entries, but rather comes across as a thoroughly reworked forerunner with situational adjustments.

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