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14 march 2017
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.
20 february 2017
On February 20th, 2017 a second expert meeting on the elaboration of Russia’s migration strategy in the framework of the joint project of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and the Center for Strategic Research (CSR) took place at the RIAC.
07 december 2016
Migration has moved to the top of the global political agenda in recent times. The unprecedented influx of refugees to Europe, on the one hand, and the high rate of South–North economic migration on the other, have led to sharp political and public opinion divisions. Over the last year-and-a-half, the expressions “migration crisis” and “refugee crisis” have become firmly lodged in the political and journalist discourse. However, to what extent does the term “crisis” reflect the real state of affairs?
21 november 2016
Almost two years have passed since Eurasian Economic Union started functioning, which allows drawing certain conclusions. Dmitry Poletaev, Director at the Center for Migration Studies, shared his opinion on the changes in the area of migration during this period with RIAC editing team.
29 september 2016
Norway has begun the construction of a wall along the Norwegian-Russian border at the checkpoint Storskog–Borisoglebsky in a bid to prevent a new wave of migrants coming to Norway. Last winter more than 5,000 refugees entered the Nordic country from the Russian territory through the “Arctic route”. Will the measures halt the flow of migrants and how the construction of the wall on the Norwegian-Russian border will affect the relations between the two countries? RIAC asked Anders Kjellevold, Political advisor for the Labour Party in the Oslo City Council, and Dr. Andrey Repnevsky, Director of the International Relations and Russia’s Arctic Policies Educational and Research Center, Professor at the World History Department of Lomonosov Northern (Arctic) Federal University to comment on the situation.
22 — 23 september 2016
On September 22-23 Moscow hosted the II International Conference “Migration Crisis: International Cooperation and National Strategies,” organized by the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and the Russian Federation Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA). The conference was attended by more than 100 leading Russian and foreign experts on migration, human capital and security, representatives of Russian ministries and agencies, as well as international organizations.
22 — 23 september 2016
On September 22, 2016 the II International Conference “Migration Crisis: International Cooperation and National Strategies,” organized by the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and the Russian Federation Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) started its work in Moscow. RANEPA Rector Vladimir Mau and RIAC Program Director Ivan Timofeev spoke at the opening of the Conference.
22 july 2016
On July 18, 2016, RIAC Director General Andrey Kortunov and Program Director Ivan Timofeev received Portugal’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Augusto Santos Silva. The RIAC editing team had an opportunity to talk with the Minister and get his opinion on Portugal’s economic recovery, migration issues and domestic stability.
21 june 2016
On June 21, 2016, RIAC Program Manager Elena Alekseeenkova attended a Valdai Discussion Club event with António Guterres, a UN Secretary-General candidate, UN High Commissioner for Refugees in 2005-2015 and Portuguese prime minister in 1995-2002.
25 — 27 may 2016
On May 25- 27, 2016 Berlin hosted a Dahrendorf Symposium (Dahrendorf Forum), which traditionally fosters open debate on European and world politics. The project cycle of 2016 has been titled “Europe and the World – Global Insecurity & Power Shifts.”
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