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Igor Ivanov, RIAC President, Has a Meeting with Markus Ederer, Ambassador of the European Union to the Russian Federation, Head of Delegation

... RIAC and the Delegation joint initiative to form the EU-Russia expert network aimed at strengthening long-term cooperation between Russia and the EU. On June 8, 2018, Igor Ivanov, RIAC President, had a meeting with Markus Ederer, Ambassador of the European Union to the Russian Federation, Head of Delegation The meeting focused on the preliminary results and plans for the further development of RIAC and the Delegation joint initiative to form the EU-Russia expert network aimed at strengthening long-term ...

11.06.2018

Meeting with Representatives of Denmark's Export Credit Agency and the Embassy of Denmark

... issues were discussed in the course of the meeting: various aspects of relations between Russia and the West, application of new U.S. sanctions against Russia and Russia's response measures, recent developments in the interaction between Russia and the European Union, and the specifics of bilateral Russian-Danish relations. The priorities of Putin’s fourth presidential term, possible dynamics of Russia's social and economic development, and current Russian foreign policy priorities were also touched ...

08.06.2018

Multi-Speed Europe: Illusions and Reality

... whole. The concept of a “multi-speed Europe” is viewed as an instrument for tightening discipline and solidarity for some countries, and a discriminatory mechanism for others. The concept of a multi-speed Europe is largely intended to bring the European Union’s institutional system in line with the real state of affairs. While it has never been openly stated at the highest level, it is understood that changes should primarily affect the decision-making mechanisms in the European Union, which ...

29.05.2018

Andrey Kortunov Makes a Speech at Carnegie Moscow Center Round Table «The U.S., Europe, and Russia — Such Different Populisms»

On May 21, 2018, Carnegie Moscow Center hosted a round table discussion on the topic: «The U.S., Europe, and Russia — Such Different Populisms». On May 21, 2018, Carnegie Moscow Center hosted a round table discussion on the topic: «The U.S., Europe, and Russia — Such Different Populisms». Recent events — Brexit, the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States, and the wave of populism in Central and Eastern Europe — raised a number of important questions about the nature and political...

23.05.2018

Does Coal Have a Future?

... preferable because of its significantly lower emissions. Approximately 25 per cent of all electricity produced in Europe comes from coal (this figure has changed by just 3–4 per cent over the past 20 years). Coal is one of the major air pollutants in the European Union. It is no coincidence that almost all the most polluted cities in Europe either consume coal for power-generation purposes or produce it themselves. Russia is in a position to boost its presence in the traditional Chinese, Japanese and ...

22.05.2018

Searching for a new foundation for German-Russian relations

Germany and Russia have to accept that they have different interests but also that they cannot ignore each other Relations between Germany and Russia have always been fundamental for (peace and stability) Europe — whether in a negative way, for example remembering the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact on the eve of the Second World War, or in a positive way, as in the management of German unification, the end of the Soviet Union and the eastern enlargement of the EU. With US support, Germany was key to the...

14.05.2018

Ivan Timofeev at Lisbon Club Meeting

On May 3–4, 2018, Lisbon (Portugal) held a meeting of the Lisbon Club — an international community of statesmen, international scholars, famous journalists, and business representatives. On May 3–4, 2018, Lisbon (Portugal) held a meeting of the Lisbon Club — an international community of statesmen, international scholars, famous journalists, and business representatives. President of Portugal Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa started the meeting with opening remarks. In this speech, the Head of State touched...

10.05.2018

Russia’s New Foreign Policy Cycle

Foreign viewpoints After the reelection of Vladimir Putin for another term as president of the Russian Federation in March of this year, Russia is entering a new cycle of foreign and domestic policy. Russia's foreign policy at the moment is particularly fraught; the conflict in Syria, the continued uncertain status of the Donbass region of Ukraine, accusations of cyberwarfare and interference in US elections, and the Skripal poisoning incident in the UK have driven wedges between Russia and many...

07.05.2018

Unbalanced Europe and the New Order in the OSCE Space

... number of internal causes underlay each such revolution, namely, weakened institutions, corruption, impoverished populace, and a government unwilling or unable to address mounting problems. Given such circumstances, the growing, prosperous, and stable European Union was inevitably turning into an attractive aspiration. The deeper and longer the archaization of the new states went on, the more attractive the European integration project became. Not surprisingly, social protest against degradation and ...

03.05.2018

My Wish List for the Bundeskanzleramt

... Ukrainian crisis, no ‘business as usual’ is possible in any foreseeable future; Moscow and Berlin continue to sharply disagree on many critically important international matters. Germany is and will always be a disciplined member of NATO and that of the European Union; it will not take any initiatives that might look risky, inappropriate or untimely to other members of these organizations. To cut it short, there are absolutely no reasons to hope for any breakthrough in the German-Russian relations just ...

28.04.2018
 

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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