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US Blunders Have Made Russia the Global Trade Pivot

... noted during the first half of 2018 vis-à-vis 87 throughout 2017. The 2018 tally included 32 cases in Southeast Asian waters and 48 along African shores — representing 75% of the total. To put this figure into perspective, Asian behemoths India and China — despite their vast shorelines — recorded only 2 cases of piracy each during the study period. Russia had none. In terms of hostages taken, the IMB tally read 102 in H1 2018 vs 63 in H1 2017. Piracy adds to shipping and retail costs worldwide ...


Russia in the Balkans

... Balkans a part of the Euro-Atlantic region is not entirely correct, since over recent years, the economic, political and ideological influence of other important actors in the region, including new ones, has grown significantly. These actors are primarily China, but also Turkey and several Middle Eastern states. The presence of many actors with diverging interests in the fragmented post-conflict Balkan space demonstrates that the situation in the region would be more properly assessed not as part of the ...


Political Multipolarity vs. Economic Unipolarity: 2018 Results and 2019 Intrigues

... inevitable multipolarity is an obvious truth. This state of affairs is not typical only of Russia. In the meantime, both groups omit some important details that were clearly pronounced in 2018, when the picture became more complex. Igor Ivanov: Russia, China and the New World Order It is difficult to argue against the idea of multipolarity if we look at it from the realistic (neo-realistic) point of view. In Russia the school of realism and its derivatives has remained the most influential up to now ...


The Future Can Be Shaped with Evidence-Based Dialog

... does not do, perhaps deliberately given that President Vladimir Putin is now and will always be the senior intelligence officer in Russia, is address the fundamental fact that it is the failure of intelligence in the USA and Russia particularly, in China and Iran with confidence, and in Western Europe with malice aforethought – there intelligence is about chaos and false flag operations and facilitating the smuggling of drugs, guns, gold, cash and migrants including small children, all for profit ...


Back to “Normalcy”

... effect on other regions, including the Arctic, where various powers would step up their struggle for control over natural resources, and that the military confrontation between NATO and Russia would expand, did not come true either. The forecasts of China’s expansion in the Arctic under the slogan of developing the “Polar Silk Road” initiative, part of the larger “One Belt One Road,” also came to naught. Beijing was quite constructive and demonstrated in every possible way its respect for ...


Entering 2019: Challenges and Opportunities

... challenge, the world will not be a safe place. Alexey Portansky: Reforming the WTO is a Long and Complicated Process It would be difficult to single out just one threat looming on the horizon. For instance, one can refer to growing tensions between US and China that might have many profound negative implications for the whole world, including a global recession. The situation in the Middle East region remains quite explosive and we cannot take any further progress in Syria and around it for granted. Neither ...


Reforming the WTO is a Long and Complicated Process

... in Quebec calling Washington’s measures “punitive,” “unacceptable” and “insulting.” Following repeated attempts to convince Washington that its protectionist measures were unfounded, in late November 2018, the European Union, along with China, Canada, Norway, Mexico, Russia and Turkey, and then India and Switzerland filed a complaint against the United States with the WTO’s Appellate Body concerning the illegality of the steel and aluminium tariffs imposed by the United States. In ...


International and Social Impacts of Artificial Intelligence Technologies

Working Paper No. 44 / 2018 The Working Paper focuses on possible impacts of related technologies, such as machine learning and autonomous vehicles, on international relations and society. The authors also examine the ethical and legal aspects of the use of AI technologies. The present Working Paper of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) includes analytical materials prepared by experts in the field of artificial intelligence, machine learning and autonomous system, as well as by lawyers...


RIAC at 169th Bergedorf Round Table

... Bergedorf Round Table, organized by the Körber Stiftung in partnership with the Research Office of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee, took place in Beijing. The topic of the round table was defined as “Relations between the EU and China in the changing world order”. The event was attended by major political figures, diplomats, and leading experts on various issues of international relations from the EU and China. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, President of the Federal Republic of Germany,...


Meng Wanzhou Case: The USA Is Dismantling Its Own Empire

... “foreigner” — perhaps even playing on being condoned (or even hailed?) by the US public at home by way of xenophobic US sentiments. Igor Ivanov: Road to Nowhere The US-Canadian legal expedition into this wilderness will create many nasty outcomes: (A) China will surely retaliate, arresting high-ranking US business nationals. (B) Other nations — not only China or Russia, but also the Philippines, India, even France or Germany (what about the UK!) may start to arrest US nationals, when it suits them....


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  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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