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RIAC Holds Discussion on Integrated Management of Arctic Marine Space

On October 11, 2018, RIAC held a discussion focusing on integrated management of marine spaces in the Arctic Ocean beyond national jurisdictions. The meeting started with the presentation of a draft report on this issue moderated by Andrey Zagorsky, RIAC Member, Director of IMEMO RAS Department of Disarmament and Conflict Resolution, following the discussions ...


The Northern Sea Route: а National or an International Transportation Corridor?

... is an international strait and it is open for transit passage, which is our same interpretation of the Northern Sea Route.” It should be noted that for Washington, Russia’s claims to controlling navigation on the NSR route and Russia’s entire Arctic policy are in many ways identical to what is happening in the South and East China seas , where Beijing lays claims to expanding its sovereignty and jurisdiction and its rights to control the various types of marine economic activities of other ...


Experts and Practitioners from Arctic Countries Discuss Cooperation Opportunities and Security Risks in the Arctic

On July 11, 2018, Timur Makhmutov, RIAC Deputy Director of Programs, made a speech within the seminar on security and development in the Arctic. The event was organized by George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies and gathered more than 30 participants from the Arctic countries, as well as the EU, actively involved in analytical and practical work in the area of Arctic studies....


RIAC Experts Discuss Approaches to Integrated Governance of the Arctic Ocean Space

... regional mechanisms for the governance of the maritime space: with reference to the OSPAR Convention and within the framework of the CCAMLR Commission. On May 16, 2018, RIAC hosted a round table on integrated governance of the ocean space in the Arctic and assessment of experience in regulating maritime activities in waters beyond national jurisdiction. Representatives of MFA of Russia, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, Center for Support of the State Commission on Arctic Development,...


RIAC at Arctic Forum in Saint Petersburg

On December 4–5, 2017, Saint Petersburg hosted the VII International Forum "Arctic: Today and the Future". On December 4–5, 2017, Saint Petersburg hosted the VII International Forum " Arctic: Today and the Future ". Like in previous years, the Forum was organized by the IPO “ Association of Polar Explores ...


A Roadmap for U.S.-Russia Relations

... is also important for another reason: to help stabilize the relationship and buffer against conflict in the future. 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. The report offer concrete, actionable recommendations in each area. Contributors : Heather A. Conley, William Courtney, R. Kim ...


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 ...


RIAC Discussed Maritime Security Hotspots in the South China Sea and the Arctic

On September 15, 2017, the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) held a round table "Changing Dynamics in Maritime Security Hotspots: the South China Sea and the Arctic". Ksenia Kuzmina, Program Coordinator of RIAC, delivered welcoming remarks at the event. Ian J. Storey, Senior Fellow at ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, Editor-in-Chief of Contemporary Southeast Asia, gave key speech at the round table....


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 ...


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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