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The Kerch Strait Gambit

... Ukraine for the violence backfired, as ambassadors from the United States, Britain, France and others accused Russia of recklessness and violating Ukraine’s sovereignty” This false narrative is already solidifying in Western media, including no doubt Australia. Yet the facts are that the Ukrainian gambit was foolishly irresponsible, even suicidal. The crews are lucky their ships were not blown out of the water. Of course it would have been impossible for them to be allowed to sail unchallenged under ...


The Diplomatic Disaster that Was APEC Port Moresby

... was thought to be seeking to involve more Pacific island countries in joining China’s One Belt One Road regional trading infrastructure initiative. Peter O’Neill was the first Pacific leader to sign up for OBOR . This set alarm bells ringing in Australia’s US -reliant strategic and intelligence communities. Counter-plans were developed, including: more generous Australian infrastructure aid to Pacific countries , obviously to counter China’s growing influence ; an attempted rebranding of ...


Russia and Multilateral Diplomacy in East Asia

... the extent possible. Anton Tsvetov: ASEAN and Russia Look to Achieve Their Full Potential In the coming years, these alternative formats will likely revolve around all sorts of ‘Indo-Pacific’ initiatives and platforms. The revived U.S.–Japan–Australia–India quadrilateral dialogue - no doubt aimed at new and better containment of China - will also extend its cooperation formats to a wider audience of partners in Asia. The key partners here will most likely be Indonesia, Singapore and Vietnam....


Tony Kevin Lecture “Current Prospects for East-West Detente — Analysis by a Former Western Diplomat”

On the 24 th of January 2018 Museum of Contemporary Russian History will host a lecture “Current prospects for East-West detente — Analysis by a former Western diplomat” by former ambassador of Australia to Poland and Cambodia Tony Kevin. The lecture is part of the RIAC and Museum’s joint course «Outlining the New World Order», planned for 2017/18. On the 24 th of January 2018 Museum of Contemporary Russian History will host a lecture ...


Andrey Kortunov meets with Australian diplomats

On September 14, 2016 RIAC Director General Andrey Kortunov met with Australian Ambassador to Russia Peter Tesch and Head of the Political Section of the Embassy Ted Burgell. The participants of the meeting discussed bilateral Russian-Australian relations, security issues in the Asia-Pacific, and prospects for cooperation ...


RIAC and Australian National University sign a MOU

On August 26, 2016, in Canberra, Director of the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at the Australian National University Michael Wesley and Director of the Russian International Affairs Council Andrey Kortunov signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The parties discussed potential priorities in view of cooperation between the two organizations ...


Andrey Kortunov meets with Australian Ambassador to Russia

On July 6, 2016, RIAC Director General Andrey Kortunov had a meeting with Australian Ambassador to Russia Peter Tesch to discuss the current relations between the two countries, the situation in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as global security matters. Special attention was given to expanding cooperation between Russian ...


Australia, Russia, and a Rules-Based Order in Asia

While Russia and Australia are far from being the closest of partners, they may share crucial interests in Asian security This year’s Shangri-La Dialogue clearly showed that Asia has not become safer over the last year and is unlikely to become any safer in the ...


RIAC Receives Australian Delegation

On June 6, 2016, the Russian International Affairs Council held roundtable “Russia and Australia: approaches to the issues of security and economic cooperation in the Asia-Pacific” with participation of an Australian National University (ANU) delegation led by Emeritus Professor Paul Dibb, Head of the Strategic & Defence Studies Centre,...


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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