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The West and Russia: logic of punishment?

The second episode of the Meeting Russia interview with Ivan Timofeev, program director of RIAC, about Ukraine, the EU’s sanctions against Russia and Russian think tanks. The second episode of the Meeting Russia interview with Ivan Timofeev, RIAC Director of Programs, about Ukraine, the EU’s sanctions against Russia and Russian think tanks.

03.08.2018

Russia–Turkey Relations Need a Stronger Foundation

Russia is not an alternative to Turkey’s cooperation with the European Union; neither Turkey is a substitute for Russia working harder to resolve its problems with the United States and Europe Relations between Russia and Turkey have always been and will always be a controversial subject. For both countries, this ...

02.08.2018

Maybe Russia’s Economy Doesn’t Need Democracy

... common European market. In his first two terms as president, Vladimir Putin very much shared this vision: He was very keen to consider a Europe from Lisbon to Vladivostok. But the West was not welcoming. It wasn’t ready. I’m not saying that the European Union shouldn’t have expanded into Eastern Europe, but it was quite clear at the time that the expansion would hurt relations because of all the historical problems between Russia and its Eastern European neighbors. Don’t get me wrong: I ...

30.07.2018

Mean Girls and Cybersecurity

Comments on the ELN’s report “Living in (Digital) Denial: Russia’s Approach to Cyber Deterrence” European Leadership Network has recently issued a new report analyzing the concept of Russia’s cyber deterrence. The document offers quite picturesque description and analysis of Russia’s policy of denial when it comes to cyber deterrence. One may claim that the country’s recent policy has been to deny anything related to cyberattacks, and this may, in part, be right. But what draws attention in this...

27.07.2018

European Experts on Russia-EU Ties and FIFA 2018

Interview with Kadri Liik and Nicolas de Pedro In the midst of FIFA 2018 hosted in various Russian cities, RIAC welcomed another round of the EU–Russia Expert Network on Foreign Policy. RIAC Website editor Maria Smekalova talks migration, bilateral relations, and football matters with Kadri Liik , Senior Policy Fellow at ECFR, and Nicolas de Pedro , Head of the Russia and Eurasia Program at CIDOB. How is the latest migration agreement going to influence the internal agenda in your country and...

10.07.2018

Russian and EU Experts Discuss a Joint Report within EU-Russia Experts Network Project

On July 5¬–6, 2018, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and the Delegation of the European Union to Russia held a meeting to discuss the text of the joint report prepared by the Russian and EU experts on the results of the project on creation of EU-Russia Experts Network. On July 5­–6, 2018, Russian International Affairs Council ...

09.07.2018

Migration and «Vortex of Change» in Europe Discussed in Hungary

On July 3, 2018, Kőszeg (Hungary) hosted a session “At the Intersection of Migration and Populist Politics” within XXIII International Summer University (ISU) "Europe in the Vortex of Change”. On July 3, 2018, Kőszeg (Hungary) hosted a session “At the Intersection of Migration and Populist Politics” within XXIII International Summer University (ISU) "Europe in the Vortex of Change”. The cross-cutting theme of the University this year is "Europe in the Vortex of Change: Central European...

09.07.2018

ECFR Expert Meeting on EU-Russia Relations

On July 2–3, 2018, Vienna hosted a European Council on Foreign Relations expert meeting on current relations between the European Union and Russia. On July 2–3, 2018, Vienna hosted a European Council on Foreign Relations expert meeting on current relations between the European Union and Russia. The meeting was attended by experts, diplomats and officials from several ...

03.07.2018

The Fight for Nord Stream 2: The Interests of all the Players Involved

... a restriction of competition.” Poland has also tried to influence the European Commission (EC). For instance, Warsaw took the issue of expanding the provisions of the Third Energy Package to include maritime parts of gas pipelines running into the European Union. The new rules would mean that Gazprom would only be able to transport up to 50 per cent of the capacity of Nord Stream 2. It is a move designed to create unfavourable conditions for the project’s investors. Only 27.5 billion cubic metres ...

02.07.2018
 

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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