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Upholding Stability in the Middle East: An Opportunity for Russia–Europe Cooperation?

No single power can ‘fix’ the current turmoil in the Middle East. Still, there may be scope for Russia–Europe cooperation in managing the region’s ills When future historians write about the early 21 st century, they are likely to single out the crisis in the Middle East as one of the major problems of our times. The crisis is fundamental, long-term and multifaceted. Its roots lie in widespread failure to achieve social, economic and political modernisation (with only a few exceptions), in turn...

15.02.2019

Support for Crisis Management Dialogue and Strategic Stability in the Euro-Atlantic Region

... ELN ), the Munich Security Conference ( MSC ), the Russian International Affairs Council ( RIAC ), and the Nuclear Threat Initiative ( NTI )—have been working with former and current officials and experts from a group of Euro-Atlantic states and the European Union to test ideas and develop proposals for improving security in areas of existential common interest. The EASLG operates as an independent and informal initiative, with participants who reflect the diversity of the Euro-Atlantic region from ...

15.02.2019

Munich Security Report 2019: Who Is to Blame and What to Do?

The conclusion is clear: to preserve the liberal world order by all means, to rationalize United States policy, and to isolate Russia and China or make them return to their usual roles. But a return of the old order of post-bipolar times is unlikely Andrey Kortunov: Why the World is Not Becoming Multipolar The organizers of the Munich Security Conference have released their annual report . As usual, it is a good and well-founded text. The analysis of key international trends is combined with...

14.02.2019

The Astana Shackles

It is becoming increasingly more difficult for Moscow to retain its position as an honest, if not completely independent, broker On February 14, the leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran will meet in Sochi to discuss Syria and hold separate bilateral meetings. Recently, new developments have emerged that could prove dangerous if each state pursues its own hidden agenda. The three states depend on the Astana format for settling the Syrian issue. By 2019, the Syrian government had regained control over...

13.02.2019

The Future of Liberal World Order Discussed at Friedrich Naumann Foundation

On February 11, 2019, Friedrich Naumann Foundation Moscow office held a round table "Challenges to the Liberal Principles of International Relations" in the framework of the "Liberal Agenda for the 21st Century" project. The meeting was organized by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation in partnership with the European Dialogue expert group. On February 11, 2019, Friedrich Naumann Foundation Moscow office held a round table "Challenges to the Liberal Principles of International...

12.02.2019

Italy as Enfant Terrible of European Unity

For the European Union it is becoming increasingly difficult to maintain unity and solidarity On February 1, 2019, Italy blocked the European Union’s statement recognizing Juan Guaidó as interim president of Venezuela, thereby compromising again the EU’s ...

06.02.2019

Meeting with Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic Marian Jakubocy

... kortunov, RIAc Director General, and Dmitry Trenin, Director of the Carnegie Moscow Center, RIAC Member, had a meeting with Marian Jakubocy, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic, visiting Moscow. The relations between Russia and the European Union, as well as between Russia and the Visegrád Group states, were discussed in the context of Slovakia’s chairmanship in the OSCE. The meeting was also attended by the staff of the Slovak Embassy in Moscow and the Slovak Foreign Ministry....

30.01.2019

Meeting with Romanian Diplomats

On January 25, 2019, RIAC hosted a meeting with Vasile Soare, Romanian Ambassador to Russia, and Viorel Cojocaru, Deputy Head of Mission. The meeting focused on the issues of future interaction between RIAC and the Embassy in organizing and conducting a joint seminar on Russia-EU relations. On January 25, 2019, RIAC hosted a meeting with Vasile Soare, Romanian Ambassador to Russia, and Viorel Cojocaru, Deputy Head of Mission. The meeting focused on the issues of future interaction between RIAC...

29.01.2019

An Unforeseeable Europe

... Methods Can no Longer be Used to Solve Europe’s Problems 2016 was perhaps the most difficult year for Europe since the turn of the century. Under the inept leadership of David Cameron’s cabinet, the United Kingdom voted in favour of leaving the European Union. The United States elected Donald Trump, an outspoken critic of the European project, as its president. The European continent continued to fight the unprecedented influx of refugees and migrants. A wave of right-wing populism threatened ...

29.01.2019
 

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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