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Is This the End of Nuclear Arms Control?

... decision to pull out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty , the nuclear arms control architecture between the US and Russia now faces its most severe crisis since the 1980s, and risks collapsing altogether. Although the UK and other European states are not direct participants in US–Russia treaties, the end of arms control could have especially severe implications for European security. The immediate and understandable trigger for the US decision is that Russia has tested, and is ...

12.11.2018

The United States, Russia, and Europe in 2018

... Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington. Their meeting, convened by CSIS and the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), aimed to discuss four topics central to U.S.-Russian relations: the conflict in Ukraine, the future of the European security order, the war in Syria, and the question of interference in other states’ political processes. The attendees participated not as representatives of their countries or governments but rather as experts working collaboratively to define ...

12.11.2018

Sleepwalking Toward Nuclear War

In Paris, 100 years after the guns across Europe fell silent, leaders can begin taking important steps to ensure a new and devastating war will not happen today This weekend marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, one of the world’s most horrific conflicts. One of the ...

10.11.2018

A European Response to US Withdrawal from the INF Treaty

ELN Group Statement Ahead of the meeting of President Putin and President Trump in Paris on November 11th 2018, 79 European political, diplomatic and military leadership figures are appealing to both Russia and the US not to take unilateral action that would jeopardise the future of the INF without further efforts, such a move would likely trigger an arms race and ...

09.11.2018

Will Russia Return to Europe?

The present Russia-West conflict need not predetermine a difficult Russiaт-Western century. What are the scenarios? And what can be done? Can Russia return to the European fold in the foreseeable future? I ask this not in the geographic sense, of course — for Russia has always been, and remains, on all the evidence — a predominantly European country. But what of a new communion, in terms of institutions and ...

06.11.2018

Brussels’ approach in Greater Eurasia in need of revision

_ Yuri Kofner, editor-in-chief, analytical media “Eurasian Studies”. The article is based on the report given at the panel session “Connecting Europe and Asia: Challenges and Opportunities for Europe” that took place as part of the XI. Eurasian Economic Forum in Verona, Italy on 26 October 2018. First published on Euractiv.com.In September 2018 the European External Action Service (EEAS) presented a ...

01.11.2018

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

It is called after Marco Polo and it is a “network of young leaders”aimed at Eurasian dialogue and becoming a bridge between Europe and Asia. The new project was founded at the XI. Eurasian Economic Forum in Verona and takes its inspiration from the Young Transatlantic Innovative Leaders Initiative Fellowship, supported by the US State Department. If the latter looks to the ...

28.10.2018

INF Treaty: More than Just an Agreement

... and Germany, while the Soviet Union had such weapons in East Germany, Poland and Czechoslovakia. Several other Warsaw Pact countries also had nuclear-capable missile systems. The INF Treaty became a key factor in the de-escalation of the conflict in Europe, and in the detente in general. Even though it was not formally linked to other arms limitation agreements of the period, their complementary nature is obvious. Political Aspects Des Browne, Wolfgang Ischinger, Igor Ivanov, Sam Nunn: How to Reduce ...

16.07.2018

RIAC Takes Part in the Debating Security Plus Global Online Debate

On June 19–20, 2018, RIAC took part in the global online debates "Debating Security Plus", organized by the European think-tank "Friends of Europe". On June 19–20, 2018, RIAC took part in the global online debates "Debating Security Plus", organized by the European think-tank "Friends of Europe". " Debating Security Plus ...

21.06.2018

Debating Security Plus 2018

... concrete recommendations on some of the world’s most pressing security challenges, from de-escalating nuclear tensions and fighting terrorism to cybersecurity and managing global migration patterns. This year RIAC will be a partner with Friends of Europe in the global online brainstorm “Debating Security Plus”. The online debating aims to yield concrete recommendations on some of the world’s most pressing security challenges, from de-escalating nuclear tensions and fighting terrorism to cybersecurity ...

15.06.2018
 

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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