North America // Analysis

25 march 2017

Igor Ivanov: A Meaningful Dialogue Is Not Possible Without Mutual Respect


On March 24, 2017, Georgetown University hosted the conference “25 Years of US-Russia Relations: From Cold War to New Cold War”. President of RIAC Igor Ivanov pronounced a speech at the conference.


24 march 2017

Igor Ivanov: Russia-U.S. Cooperation: if not today, it will come tomorrow

Igor Ivanov President of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (1998–2004)


On March 24, 2017, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, hosted the presentation of the RIAC and CSIS report "A Roadmap for U.S.-Russia Relations." This project, undertaken during a period of significant tension and distrust in the bilateral relationship, brought together a bi-national group of experts to develop clear and actionable paths forward for U.S.-Russian cooperation in key areas critical to the security and prosperity of both countries. President of RIAC Igor Ivanov pronounced a speech at the event.


23 march 2017

A Roadmap for U.S.-Russia Relations


The CSIS and the Russian International Affairs Council are pleased to present the findings from their forthcoming report, "A Roadmap for U.S.-Russia Relations." The analyses that follow examine prospects for Russia-U.S. cooperation in several crucial regions and fields: economics, energy, the Arctic, Euro-Atlantic security, the Middle East, strategic stability, cybersecurity, and countering terrorism and extremism. They offer concrete, actionable recommendations in each area.

14 march 2017

Immigration Divided the USA

Ilya Kravchenko PhD in political science, RIAC expert


Donald Trump has begun his presidential term in a more active way than his predecessor, Barack Obama, did. He has already issued more than 20 presidential executive orders and memorandums, and all of them are as controversial as the 45th US president is himself. Among them all the executive order “Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements” stands out, which literally divided America.

03 march 2017

Trump’s Philosophy of Economics

Pavel Kanevsky PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and Sociology of Political Processes, Faculty of Sociology, MSU


Donald Trump's election victory was welcomed with enthusiasm in Russia: many people await a reset in Russia-U.S. relations due to the new President’s personality and his commitment to act like a businessman in the system of international relations. Nevertheless, one should ask to what extent the economic realism of the new President might help not so much Russia-U.S. relations, as Russia’s long-term development.

02 february 2017

Russia And The US: Can Containment Be Stabilised?

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


Even though Donald Trump has already taken office as the new president of the United States, the contours of his foreign policy, his priorities and relations with allies, have yet to take shape. In Europe, many believe that the change of the U.S. leadership will have serious consequences in the short and medium term. Although there is clearly a window of opportunity in terms of Russia-U.S. relations, the policies of the new president could aggravate issues that have been accumulating within the European security system.

27 january 2017

President Trump and US Policy Challenges


On 20 January 2017, Donald Trump took the office as 45th U.S. president. RIAC members and experts comment on the vital domestic and foreign policy issues the U.S.A. is going to face in the next four years.

20 january 2017

Trump and Russia

Igor Ivanov President of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (1998–2004)


Donald Trump is the 45th president of the United States. How could this happen? Politicians, experts, journalists will long be debating this question. But no matter how analysts assess this event, they all agree that American society and the US political system are experiencing serious, even fundamental shifts. The presidential election held in November, 2016 became the starting point of a new era in the American political and public life development.

01 december 2016

Jiri Valenta: Deal-maker Trump Will Likely Choose Persuasion


In the time of international challenges, the collaboration between Russia and US become even more important. Many experts express concerns over Trump policies and his possibility to address key international agenda issues such as protracted conflicts in Syria and Ukraine. In an interview with RIAC Director General Dr. Andrey Kortunov, Dr. Jiri Valenta, CFR member, reflects on what made the victory of Donald Trump possible and shares his perspective on US – Russian rapprochement under President Trump, cooperation on security matters as well as relations between the leaders of Russia and the US.

17 november 2016

Donald Trump Will Create a “Window Of Opportunity” In the Middle East

Vasily Kuznetsov PhD in History, Director, Center for Arab and Islamic Studies, Institute of Oriental Studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences, RIAC expert


What decisions can we expect from Donald Trump’s new team on the Middle East? The further aggravation of the situation in Syria, the U.S. policy with respect to its allies as well as the problem of the Iranian nuclear programme all remain highly topical issues on the Middle East agenda. Vasily Kuznetsov, RIAC expert and Director of the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies at the Institute of Oriental Studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences, outlines the new U.S. policy in the Middle East.

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