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Intermediate-Range Challenges

... missile defence system may be turned from a defensive weapon (against Iran) into an offensive one (against Russia). Other Nuclear Powers and the Future of the INF Treaty Other official nuclear powers could play a positive role in the current crisis. China is a very important component of the equation: on the one hand, it is has the largest number of missile systems, both nuclear and conventional, which may be covered by the INF Treaty definitions; the United States estimates that up to 95 per cent ...


Will Russia Return to Europe?

... rather destiny. Second, only Europe can serve as an effective motor for Russian economic and social modernization. Russia already has aggregate scientific-technological potential that, for all practical intents and purposes, has, with the exception of China, no real match in Asia for the foreseeable future. Even more importantly, Europe is genuinely interested in Russia’s technological market, which could well serve as a catalyst for the continent’s own technological and economic development. (By ...


The Marco Polo Initiative is born, a network of young European leaders looking to the East

... Department. If the latter looks to the West, the Marco Polo Initiative points to the East.Yuri Kofner, Research Assistant, Advanced Systems Analysis, IIASA, Austria: “Marco Polo was 17 when he left and crossed the countries of Eurasia and arrived in China”, says Kofner, a young man, clean cut,  speaking several languages. “We want to invite young journalists, researchers, politicians and even representatives of the European Commission and the European Parliament”, he adds.The idea is to promote ...


U.S. Withdrawal From the INF Treaty and the End of the Bilateral Era

... Agreement By withdrawing from the INF treaty, the U.S. is giving itself free rein not only in Europe but also in Asia. Beijing is likely to feel the impact of the U.S’s decision. Sooner or later, the Pentagon may start expanding its arsenal for deterring China to ensure that it maintains “escalation dominance.” Intermediate-range systems could play a significant role toward this end if U.S. allies in the region agree to host them. Global security will also lose out. The nuclear nonproliferation regime,...


RIAC at Fifth «North Pavilion Dialogue» in Beijing

... and foreign experts on international affairs. Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, traditionally represented Russia at the event. In 2018 the topic of the «North Pavilion Dialogue» was defined as «2018: Geostrategic Competition in Eurasia and China-the US Relations».


Why China Will Win the Artificial Intelligence Race

... paradigms may emerge in the near future. One will be based on logic, smart enterprises and human merit while the other may morph into an Orwellian control tool. Even former Google CEO Eric Schmidt has foreseen a bifurcation of the Internet by 2028 and China’s eventual triumph in the AI race by 2030 . In the meantime, the US seems more interested in deflecting the smart questions of today than in building the smart factories of tomorrow. Nothing embodies this better than the recent attempt by MIT’s ...


Prospects for Liberalizing Visa Regime between Russia and China

Policy Brief №18, 2018 In the context of the development of Russia–China relations, special attention should be paid to visa regime liberalization between Russia and China or its complete abolishment. In addition to the positive influence it would undoubtedly have on the business climate of the two countries, especially ...


Prospects for Russia–China Cooperation in the Middle East

Coordinated actions between Russia and China could have a positive effect on regional stability The Middle East is a region that has traditionally fallen under the influence of external forces. The desire of the United States to take a less active role in the Middle Eastern affairs, which ...


Russia and Multilateral Diplomacy in East Asia

... Russia, an area where constructive forms of international relations still prevail over various forms of geopolitical competition. The Eastern Economic Forum held in Vladivostok in early September, which was attended by the heads of state or government of China, Japan, South Korea and Mongolia, is a good example of such positivity. Perhaps it is image of relative harmony that makes the topic of Asian multilateral institutions less interesting for observers and relegates it to the bottom of the list of ...


RIAC at Track II High Level Paris Meeting on Security Issues in the Middle East Region

... international political consultancy The Shaikh Group is holding a high-level Track II meeting on security issues in the Middle East region. The meeting is attended by former high-ranking diplomats and leading international experts from the United States, China, India, and a number of European countries. The aim of the discussion is comparative analysis of the perceptions of great powers on the general dynamics of development in the Middle East, most significant challenges and threats emanating from the ...


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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