East Asia and Pacific // Events
29 march 2017
On April 6, 2017 Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) will host the expert meeting with Professor Yan Xuetong, Dean of the Institute of Modern International Relations at Tsinghua University, President at the Carnegie–Tsinghua Management Board of the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center For Global Policy, Secretary-General of the World Peace Forum, Vice Chairman of the China Association of International Relations Studies. Professor Yan will deliver a key speech on the topic «Challenges to International Order».
15 — 16 march 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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.
23 january 2017
On January 23, 2017 the delegation of Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS) visited Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC).
12 december 2016
On December 12, RIAC received a Chinese Academy of Social Studies delegation, which included Professors Zhu Xiaozhong and Jiang Li, Institute of Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, and Xu Wenhong, Deputy Secretary General, Center for One Belt One Road.
06 december 2016
On December 6 Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, had a meeting with Lim Kheng Hua, Head of Singapore Diplomatic Mission, and Seah Seow Chen, Deputy Ambassador. During the meeting the following issues were discussed: the current state and development trends of the trade, economic, and financial relations in the Asia Pacific region including the opportunities for free-trade zone formation between Singapore and the Eurasian Economic Union.
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