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25 — 27 may 2016

RIAC at Dahrendorf Symposium 2016


On May 25- 27, 2016 Berlin hosted a Dahrendorf Symposium (Dahrendorf Forum), which traditionally fosters open debate on European and world politics. The project cycle of 2016 has been titled “Europe and the World – Global Insecurity & Power Shifts.”

27 may 2016

Can US-Vietnam Reconciliation Hurt Russia's Ties with Hanoi?

Anton Tsvetov Media and Government Relations Manager at the Russian International Affairs Council


U.S. President Barack Obama’s trip to Vietnam and lifting of the arms embargo will no doubt boost bilateral relations. But for Hanoi it is still a rebalance, not a pivot, as Vietnam still has a strong reliance on Russian military exports.

27 may 2016

The Gulf of Guinea, the Increase of Maritime Piracy Is a Wake-up Call to Chinese Economics

Giacomo Morabito CEO & Founder Mediterranean Affairs, Ph.D. student in Economics at the University of Messina (Italy)


On April 25, 2016, was held by the UN Security Council an open debate on the theme “Peace consolidation in West Africa: piracy and armed robbery at sea in the Gulf of Guinea.” During the debate, the China’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Liu Jieyi stated that the Gulf of Guinea has fallen victim to frequent incidents of piracy and armed robbery at sea in recent years. He noted that the links between piracy, terrorist groups, armed groups, and criminal networks have posed “serious threats” to the safety of navigation as well as to regional peace and security.

26 may 2016

Why Red-Light Interdisciplinary Mobility?

Ivan Timofeev PhD in Political Science, Director of Programs at Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), Head of "Contemporary State" program at Valdai Discussion Club.


Recent reports of linking scholarly dissertation defenses to basic education have caused quite a stir. But with the first emotional wave ebbing, we might as well analyze the matter quietly and objectively. First of all, a rigid disciplinary linkage between the post-graduate degree and the diploma-prescribed profession seems counterproductive.

24 — 25 may 2016

RIAC takes part in Sberbank of Russia international conference “Russia: The Inside Track”


On May 24-25, 2016 an international conference “Russia: The Inside Track” was held in Moscow under the auspices of Sberbank of Russia. The participants discussed prospects for attracting foreign direct and portfolio investments in Russia.

30 — 31 may 2016

Moscow to Host Conference on Russia-China Relations Ahead of Putin’s visit


In June 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin is scheduled to pay an official visit to China. In the run-up to the visit, on May 30-31, 2016 the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) will host in Moscow the Second international conference titled “Russia-China: towards a New Quality of Bilateral Relations.” Russian and Chinese politicians and opinion leaders, experts and executives will discuss current issues and identify breakthrough areas of bilateral cooperation.


25 may 2016

How (Not) to Save Ukraine

Viktor Katona Oil Supply Specialist at MOL Group, RIAC expert


The energy sector of Ukraine needs to be reformed and made competitive. However, efforts to achieve this goal should not exacerbate Ukraine’s biggest problem on the path to economic prosperity, namely the population’s impoverishment. Shock therapy, used by the Ukrainian government, represents an all too abrupt and hasty step, albeit in a good direction. Dr. Anders Aslund’s issue brief “Securing Ukraine’s Energy Sector” published by the Atlantic Council in April 2016 is a well-timed attempt to restart the debate on Ukraine and the measures the latter has taken to improve its energy sector.

25 may 2016

Vladislav Inozemtsev

Scientific Director of the Center for Post-Industrial Studies

«No Quick Fix for Russian Economy»


24 may 2016

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: What, Where, When, Why and How Much

Ksenia Muratshina PhD in History, Professor at Chair of Theory and History of International Relations, Boris Yeltsin Urals Federal University


Established by more than 50 nations in 2015 and officially opened for business in January 2016, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has become a new international financial institution, one of the People’s Republic of China’s largest international projects and a new format for that country’s interaction with the world at large. Will AIIB be able to outgrow the role of a financial tool of Chinese diplomacy?


24 may 2016

Andrey Kortunov Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

«Russia won't take direct steps that threaten Baltics»


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