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Appeasing Norway

... intensifying confrontation between the US and Russia. Norway's role in improving the prospect of a successful US nuclear first strike received a fierce response from the Russian Ambassador to Norway, Ramishvili, who predicted there ‘will be no peaceful Arctic anymore’ and Norway would ‘have to face head-on Russia and Russian military might’. A similar warning was issued in November 2011, when President Medvedev announced that to prevent nuclear war, Russia may have to launch a limited military ...


US Professors Visited RIAC

RIAC Officers presented the International Cooperation in the Arctic project On June 13, 2017, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) hosted a meeting with a group of the US professors taking part in the MGIMO-based Workshop IFDS World Fuels: Global Trends and Eurasian Perspective. The group included David ...


The EU Strategy for the Arctic: an Integrated Approach 2016

... (EU) for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Vice-President of the European Commission F. Mogherini approved a Joint Communication by the European Commission to the European Parliament and the Council «An integrated European Union policy for the Arctic» [1]. This article gives a review of the document’s contents, as well as analyzes its correlation with the Russian priorities in the Arctic, its potential meaning for the regional international cooperation. The document at issue ...


Arctic Shipping: Creating Good Governance Based on Facts, not Myth

Authors: Vladimir Mednikov is adviser to the director general of Sovcomflot and serves as president of the Russian International Maritime Law Association. Henry P. Huntington is a senior officer and science director for Arctic Ocean projects at The Pew Charitable Trusts. The retreat of sea ice each Arctic summer gets more and more attention every year. Many stories in industry publications, scientific journals, and the popular press are not just about the ice but also ...


RIAC takes a part at the conference "Ukraine, Syria and the Arctic – From Challenges to Solutions"

... partnership with the Canadian Forces College. Day One will be devoted to understanding and exploring the causes of, and potential practical solutions to Russia-West conflict and tensions, in both the Eastern Europe and Syrian theatres. Day Two will explore Arctic geopolitical, economic, environmental and scientific futures, and will examine practical avenues for Canada-Russian forward cooperation in the Arctic. The Russian International Affairs Council will be represented at the conference by Andrey Kortunov,...


Canada, Russia and the Arctic

As global warming shrinks the polar ice caps and leaves Arctic waters open for longer stretches, the world is intensifying its focus on opportunities in the Arctic. The open waters are attracting the development of raw materials, tourism, fishing etc, thus establishing new ship traffic and creating additional ...


Northern Sea Route

Law · Transit · Ecology · Icebreakers · Security RIAC experts explain legal principles and Northern Sea Route practice of usage



The US space agency has forked out $490m for six seats for its astronauts to get to the ISS on board one of the Russian Federal Space Agency's (Roscosmos) Soyuz spacecraft. Nasa's space shuttles were stopped in 2011 as the organisation set about sending its astronauts to the ISS on board privately developed spacecrafts like SpaceX. However, a shortfall in funding from the US Congress has meant the space agency is down about a billion dollars on what it requested since 2011. As a result, the first...


Alaska. A Golden Fleece for the U.S. Establishment

Domestic Aspects of Developing U.S. Arctic Resources With Alaska and adjacent seas increasingly attracting everybody's attention because of their vast resources, many wonder how Washington will combine their development with preserving Alaska's unique social and ecological system – ...


Poll conducted

  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
    Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region  
     4 (4%)
    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
     2 (2%)
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