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28 october 2014

Expert Meeting on Islam at RIAC

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On October 28, 2014, RIAC held expert meeting "Islam in Russia and Post-Soviet Space: Demography, Ideological Trends, and Politics" with participation of RIAC Deputy Program Director Timur Makhmutov, Assistant Professor of the Department for Modern Russian History at Russian State University for Humanities Sergey Markedonov, Chair of Carnegie's Center for Religion, Society and Security Alexey Malashenko, and Senior Researcher at RAS Institute for African Studies Naima Neflyasheva.

28 october 2014

RIAC Holds Second Gathering on Korea Project

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On October 28, 2014, RIAC hosted the second working meeting within project "Russia and Asia-Pacific Region: Conceptual Basis for Security and Development Policy" with attendance of RIAC Deputy Program Director Timur Makhmutov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Gleb Ivashentsov, Head of Korea and Mongolia Department at RAS Institute for Oriental Studies Alexander Vorontsov, MGIMO-University Professor Yuri Dubinin, Director of Center for APEC Studies and MGIMO-University Assistant Professor Natalia Stapran, Leading Researcher at RAS Institute for Oil and Gas Problems Andrey Sumin, MGIMO-University Professor and Chief Researcher of RAS Institute for Far Eastern Studies Svetlana Suslina, and Head of Regional Projects at Russkiy Mir Foundation and Executive Director of National Committee for BRICS Studies Georgy Toloraya.

30 october 2014

Only Together We Can Stop Ebola

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The number of Ebola hemorrhagic fever victims is rising with every passing day. According to the WHO data, there are more than 13,7 thousand people infected by the virus. We asked experts from African countries to share their opinion on whether the Ebola outbreak can unite mankind. Okolo Ben-Simon, Executive Director of the African Centre for Human Security, Peace and Sustainable Development (Nigeria) and Tity Agbahey, Junior Fellow from the Institute for Security Studies (Senegal) express their view with this respect.

30 october 2014

Iran's Nuclear Program: Will 2014 Become a Make-or-Break Year?

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On October 15, 2014, a trilateral meeting was held between US Secretary of State John Kerry, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. As organized between the six-nation group of powers and Iran, a historic comprehensive agreement will be signed on November 24, 2014 that will put an end to the controversy surrounding the Iranian nuclear issue and open the way for the lifting of economic sanctions against Tehran. How feasible is this outcome? What else should countries do to resolve a problem that has lasted for 35 years? Vladimir Sazhin, PhD in History, Senior Research Fellow at RAS Institute of Oriental Studies and RIAC expert, shares his insights on the situation.

29 october 2014

Caliphate Reincarnation

Alexander Krylov Doctor of History, Professor, Leading Research Fellow at the Center for the Middle East Studies of MGIMO University Institute for International Studies (IIS)

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What is the Islamic State movement and who supports the establishment of a caliphate and Caliph Ibrahim in the 21st century, calling all Muslims in the world to submit to it and join the jihad? What challenges are Syria and Iraq facing amidst terrorist attacks by the Islamic State and aerial bombing by the United States and its NATO allies? The American tactic of fighting militants from the self-proclaimed caliphate appears unlikely to be effective. Given the abundance of weapons in the region, terrorism threatens to spread throughout the world, using religious rhetoric as a cover.

27 october 2014

Winning Western Audience through Western Media Techniques

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On October 27, 2014, RIAC Deputy Program Director Timur Makhmutov and Media and Government Relations Manager Anton Tsvetov took part in discussion “The Pen and the Bayonet: Worldview of Information Warfare?” within the lecture series of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy (CFDP).

26 — 27 october 2014

Andrey Kortunov at European Business Forum in Bad Ragaz

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On October 26-27, 2014, RIAC Director General Andrey Kortunov visited Bad Ragaz, Switzerland, to take part in the 5th Bad Ragaz Group Meeting sponsored by the A.T. Kearny international consultants, which brought together CEOs and owners of top 50 firms in the financial, energy, engineering, information, service and other sectors of European economy. The participants focused on the ways to improve the EU competitiveness against the rising of other global economic centers, stimulate economic growth, promote EU social and institutional reforms, as well as investment into human capital and social infrastructure.

28 october 2014

Russia — Iran Scientific and Technical Cooperation: Is There Any?

Sergey Demidenko PhD in History, expert at the Institute of Strategic Estimates and Analysis, Assistant Professor at the Higher School of Economics, RIAC expert

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The validity of Iran's scientific and technological breakthroughs is difficult to access due to the lack of information that could provide an unbiased glimpse into the real state of affairs. From time to time, Tehran has publicized its scientific successes, as in 2006 and 2011 when it claimed to have acquired the technology for controlled fusion, which later would not be backed up by evidence.

20 — 21 october 2014

Young Political Scientists of Eurasia Gather Again

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On October 20-21, 2014, RIAC Program Coordinator Daria Khaspekova visited Bishkek to take part in the 2nd Meeting of the Eurasian Club of Young Political Scientists held by the North-South Political Science Center, Information and Analysis Center for Socio-Political Processes in the Post-Soviet Space at Moscow State University and Intergovernmental Foundation for Humanitarian Cooperation of CIS Countries.

27 october 2014

The Lackluster Peace Talks in Libya

Vladislav Senkovich Expert of the International Economic Cooperation Department of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

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The fall of Muammar Kaddafi has hurled Libya into the chaos of a three-years-long struggle between liberal forces supported by the army and Islamist parties propped up by former rebels. Five successive governments have fruitlessly been trying to establish control over a country that is de facto split into three parts (Cyrenaica in the east, Tripolitania in the west and Fezzan in the south), and with most of the territory still held by various Islamist groups.

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