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15 — 16 march 2017

Russia – Japan – U.S.: Current Aspects of Trilateral Relations


On March 15–16, 2017, the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) held a roundtable “Russia – Japan – U.S. Trilateral Dialogue”.The roundtable was started with a discussion on the Russia-Japan relations from the perspective of Japan-U.S. interaction and the new U.S. administration. The participants repeatedly noted that President Putin’s visit to Tokyo in December, 2016 and the meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe marked significant progress in Moscow-Tokyo relations, yet some persisting obstacles on the path to the rapprochement remain present.


20 march 2017

RIAC Discusses Russia’s and Japan’s Approaches to Building Multilateral Cooperation in East Asia


On March 20, 2017, in the framework of the Asian Dialogue, the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) held an expert meeting with Yuichi Hosoya, professor of Keio University, Senior Researcher at the Institute for International Policy Studies (IIPS), Senior Fellow at the Tokyo Foundation (TKFD). Participants of the meeting discussed the role of Russia and Japan in multilateral institutions in East Asia and promoting security in the region, traditional and non-traditional security threats and prospects for Russia and Japan joint activities, possible input of Moscow and Tokyo in decreasing tensions in the South China Sea region, Korean Peninsula issue and the prospects for forming a multilateral security system in East Asia.

28 february 2017

Russia and China Strengthen Bilateral Partnership through Expert Dialogue


On February 28, 2017, the Council for Strategic Interaction between Russia and China officially started its work. The Council is established in the framework of Chinese Academy of Social Studies (CASS). It will become a think tank of a new type and will promote the bilateral and multilateral discussion of Russia-China cooperation in the format of the second track events.


27 february 2017

RIAC Welcomes Former Foreign Minister and Ambassador of Republic of Korea


On February 22, RIAC welcomed Yoon Young-Kwan, former Minister of foreign affairs and trade of Republic of Korea, and Wi Sung Lac, former Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Russia. Igor Ivanov, RIAC President, and Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, met with the guests from Seoul. The parties discussed the current state and prospects of Russia - Republic of Korea relations, security issues on the Korean peninsula and in the Northeast Asia as a whole.

20 february 2017

“Asian Dialogue” at RIAC: Japanese Vision of Trump Administration’s Policy


In 2017 Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) starts a series of events titled “Asian Dialogue” devoted to bilateral and multilateral cooperation of the Asia Pacific states, security problems and a number of the other topics of the regional agenda. The series of meetings started by a discussion with a Japanese expert Mr. Michito Tsuruoka, Senior Research Fellow at the National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS) of the Ministry of Defense of Japan, Non-Resident Research Fellow of the Tokyo Foundation.

09 february 2017

Andrey Kortunov Meets with CIGS Foreign Policy President Kuni Miyake


On February 9, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, met with Kuni Miyake, Foreign Policy President, Canon Institute for Global Studies (CIGS). The parties discussed security and development issues in Northeast Asia, the relations within Russia-China-U.S. triangle and prospects of Russia-Japan cooperation in various spheres. Hideaki Ishii, advisor, Japan's embassy to Russia, participated in the discussion.

06 february 2017

The Pearl in the Great China Fleet

Alexander Yermakov RIAC expert


The People’s Liberation Army Navy of China (the PLA Navy) is perhaps the fastest growing and most ambitious navy in the world. After decades of focusing on coastal defence, the PLA Navy is for the first time ever venturing into the world’s oceans and is prepared to fight for supremacy in the region. In order to back up its lofty territorial claims and confirm its status as a means of projecting the country’s power to the world, the PLA Navy has initiated a large-scale programme to build an aircraft carrier fleet.

23 january 2017

RIAC meets with SASS delegation


On January 23, 2017 the delegation of Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS) visited Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC).


17 january 2017

Russia and China Respond to THAAD

Vasily Kashin PhD in Political Science, Senior Research Fellow at the Center of Strategic Problems of Northeast Asia, SCO and BRICS, Institute of Far Eastern Studies, RAS, RIAC expert


On January 12, 2017, in Moscow Russia’s and China’s representatives agreed to take joint measures against the US missile-defense system in South Korea. Vasily Kashin shares what missile-defense system deployment on the Korean peninsula would mean for regional security and what countermeasures Moscow and Beijing may take.

22 december 2016

Second International Conference “Russia and China: Taking on a New Quality of Bilateral Relations”. Event Report


On May 30-31, 2016 Russian International Affairs Council held the Second International Conference titled “Russia and China: Taking on a New Quality of Bilateral Relations”. Senior officials, academics, experts on various aspects of bilateral relations, as well as representatives of businesses and media from both Russia and China took part in the Conference. The plenary and expert sessions of the Conference discussed priority areas of Russia–China bilateral and multilateral cooperation. Particular attention was given to coordinating Russia and China’s efforts channeled into developing global governance institutions and ensuring security in Northeast Asia, to the prospects for interaction within the Russia – India – China triangle, to the issues of infrastructure and economic cooperation in Eurasia, to the impact both internal and external factors have on the quality and volume of the Russia-China trade, to the prospects for implementing bilateral projects in education and culture, in the media sphere, and to the joint search for solutions to the current environmental problems.

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