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16 march 2017
On March 16, 2017 Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) hosted a meeting with the representatives of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria. The parties discussed prospects for cooperation between the analytical centres in various areas. Special attention was given to integration in Eurasia and international cooperation in the Arctic.
13 march 2017
On March 13, London hosted a presentation of a joint RIAC-RUSI (Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies) draft report, dedicated to the prospects of Russia-UK security cooperation. Prepared by a large group of experts from the two countries through meetings in London (January, 2017) and in Moscow (February, 2017), the report contains the description of main areas of cooperation, including preventing conflict situations between Russia and NATO in Europe, trust building measures, co-ordinating the fight against terrorism, and cooperating in regional crises (Syria, Afghanistan, Libya and others), countering cyberthreats, etc.
13 march 2017
On March, 10, Laurie Bristow, the UK Ambassador to Russia, visited RIAC. The meeting with RIAC authorities covered the preparation for the visit of Boris Johnson, British Foreign Secretary, to Moscow, prospects and limitations of bilateral cooperation regarding European security, Syrian conflict settlement, civil war in Libya as well as the fight against international terrorism and cyberthreats.
10 march 2017
On March 10, 2017 Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) held a meeting with the delegation of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Parliament (Folketing) of the Kingdom of Denmark. Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, Ivan Timofeev, RIAC Director of Programs, and Liudmila Filippova, RIAC Program Manager for the Arctic and Asia Pacific, took part in the event. Danish delegation included Søren Espersen, Chairman of the Foreign Policy Committee of the Danish Parliament, Thomas Winkler, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Denmark to Russia, as well as members of Folketing and officials of the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
01 march 2017
On March 1, 2017, Madrid hosted an international roundtable devoted to the relations between Russia and the West. The event was organised by the Elcano Royal Institute, one of the leading Spanish "think-tanks" engaged in international relations' analysis. According to the Institute's authorities, Russian studies is a new area of its activity. The Institute is planning to further develop research of Russia and Russia's foreign policy.
21 — 23 february 2017
On February 19-23, Schloss Elmau (Bavaria) and Berlin hosted 14th annual Congress-Bundestag Forum, organized by Robert Bosch Stiftung and The German Marshall Fund of the United States. The Forum that has been meeting regularly since 2014, is aimed at stimulating dialogue between members of parliaments of the two countries regarding international relations, security issues and globalization. On February 20, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, spoke about prospects of relations within "Russia - EU -U.S." triangle.
13 — 14 february 2017
On February 13–14, 2017, a round table “Rethinking Asia: Silk Road Economic Belt — the search for common security interests between the EU and China” was held in Tutzing (Germany). The aim of the event was to discuss the report prepared jointly by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (Germany) and the SIPRI (Sweden) — “The Silk Road Economic Belt: Considering security implications and EU-China cooperation projects.”
07 february 2017
7On February 7, Vyacheslav Trubnikov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and RIAC member, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, and RIAC experts Andrey Kazantsev and Ekaterina Stepanova met with EU policymakers and diplomats engaged in cooperation on fighting terrorism. Moscow welcomed Pedro Serrano, Deputy Secretary General for EU Common Security and Defense Policy, Oliver Onidi, Deputy Director General for Security in European Commission, Gilles de Kerchove, EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator, Jean-Christophe Belliard, Political Director for the EEAS and other EU representatives.
02 — 03 february 2017
On February 2-3, 2017, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) in cooperation with the EU Delegation to the Russian Federation held a seminar "The Relationship between the EU, Russia and the US". The seminar agenda covered the following issues: the relations between the EU, Russia and the US; the future of security cooperation between Russia, the US and the EU; role and impact of sanctions on the Russia-EU-US relations..
02 — 03 february 2017
A meeting of the EU-Russia experts' network, organized under the initiative of the EU Delegation to the Russian Federation aiming at strengthening the basis for a longer-term engagement between the EU and the Russian Federation, takes place on 2-3 February 2017 in Moscow and will be hosted by the Russian International Affairs Council. Three sessions of the meeting will allow its participants, 30 experts on foreign policy issues from the EU and Russia, to exchange their views on the most topical issues relevant for the relations between the EU, Russia and the USA.
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