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European Experts on Russia-EU Ties and FIFA 2018

... some common understanding on Syria, rather than on Ukraine. It is too sensitive because the positions are completely confrontational. Then, it depends on how it evolves, but if the EU continues to perceive that Russia is meddling or interfering with elections and issues, including social media activity and these media outposts like Russia Today and Sputnik, that of course will maintain this distress at a very high level. What do you think can help us improve things? Taking into consideration that ...

10.07.2018

Looking Back to Singapore on the Road to Helsinki

... win for Trump? It would seem that Trump will have at least two opportunities to achieve an impressive historically significant victory. First, he could secure a promise from Vladimir Putin that Russia will not interfere in the midterm Congressional elections later this year, set to take place just five short months from now. As Moscow refuses to acknowledge that any interference took place in the presidential elections and has no intention of signing up to any unilateral commitments, such an accord ...

05.07.2018

Azerbaijan after the Presidential Elections: Internal and Foreign Policy Dynamics

What consequences will follow the latest campaign in terms of the domestic situation in Azerbaijan and its foreign policy attitudes? Elections with and without the Intrigue The campaign, which ended on April 11, was held ahead of schedule. If it had been held in the "normal mode," the vote would have taken place on October 17. Thus, the shift of the election date itself ...

04.05.2018

A Russian Flag at Prague Castle?

The significance of an upcoming, run-off, presidential election in Czech Republic is largely underestimated in Washington. But its prevalent view of it as a not too significant event in a small European country is dead wrong! Contenders include the sitting president, outspoken, and politically incorrect Milos Zeman, who garnered 39% of the vote in the first of a two-phase election. His rival is chemist Jiri Drahos, the correct, low key, former president of the Czech Academy Science, who won 27%...

22.01.2018

The Catalan Labyrinth

... simple majority vote. A turnout requirement was not set. If separatists gained a majority, independence would have to be declared within 48 hours of announcing the referendum’s results. If the majority responded with a “no” vote, parliamentary elections would be called. In essence, the law created the most favorable terms for independence proponents. If independence proponents won at the referendum, the second law passed by the Parliament would take effect: “The Law of Juridical Transition ...

09.11.2017

German Elections Are over but the Suspense Is Still on

German elections are over but one never knows what kind of a cabinet there will be, not to mention its program On September 24, 2017 Germany held its federal election which proved to be the pivotal point, if not for the entire German political system, then ...

16.10.2017

Germany: Elections Over, Uncertainty Remains

German voters render an impartial verdict on the parties in the current coalition that will force the parties’ leaders to revise their strategies Kerim Has: Turkey and Germany: Souring Relations between Strategic Allies The Bundestag elections that took place on Sunday September 24, 2017 yielded a number of surprises. Contrary to predictions, the 76.2 per cent voter turnout was significantly higher than in 2013 (71.5 per cent). Exit polls conducted by Germany’s leading demoscopic ...

26.09.2017

Turkey and Germany: Souring Relations between Strategic Allies

Turkey is among the hot topics debated in the context of the German parliamentary race In the short to medium term, Turkey's relations with Germany and the EU will remain far from normal. The phrase “What matters is not how the votes are cast but how they are counted”, which is widely popular in Russia, is true of internal political processes in many countries across the globe. Germany is to hold a parliamentary election on 24 September 2017. Looking at how Germany-Turkey relations have been developing...

21.09.2017

In Search of Russian Meddling

Comments on the article published by The Washington Post concerning contacts between a member of Donald Trump’s campaign headquarters and the RIAC Today, The Washington Post published an article on contacts between a member of Donald Trump’s campaign headquarters and the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC). While writing the article, The Washington Post journalist contacted RIAC program director Ivan Timofeev. The WP’s editorial board received a detailed commentary on the subject. Unfortunately...

15.08.2017

Russian Hackers Discussed at Valdai Club

Valdai Discussion Club hosted an expert discussion on "Interference in the Elections and Future Relations between Russia and the West". On August 14, 2017, Valdai Discussion Club hosted an expert discussion on "Interference in the Elections and Future Relations between Russia and the West". The Valdai Paper ...

15.08.2017
 

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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