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Meeting with German Diplomats

... resolve the Syrian and Ukrainian crises, and the possibility of "selective cooperation" between Russia and the European Union in areas of mutual interest. The possible consequences of the ongoing changes in the alignment of political forces in Germany were also touched upon in the context of future interaction between Russia and Germany.

06.12.2018

New EU Strategy for Development of Cooperation in Eurasia Discussed in Berlin

On November 26, 2018, Russian International Affairs Council and Stiftung Wissenschaft and Politik (SWP, Germany) held a joint seminar “Connectivity — Russian and German Perspectives” in Berlin. On November 26, 2018, Russian International Affairs Council and Stiftung Wissenschaft and Politik (SWP, Germany) held a joint seminar “Connectivity — ...

28.11.2018

RIAC at Adenauer Foundation Seminar in Moscow

On November 20, 2018, a seminar on security issues was held at Moscow office of the Adenauer Foundation (Germany). In the framework of the three sessions, the experts discussed general issues of the European security architecture and the state of Russian-European relations, opportunities for cooperation in the cybersphere and crises in the Middle East. ...

22.11.2018

The Munich Agreement 80 Years On

... when an incendiary speech by Hitler sparked widespread clashes between the Nazi proxy Sudetenland group, Freikorps, and the Czech authorities. Five days later came an Anglo-French ultimatum and Benes decided to accept its major demand: the transfer to Germany of all districts in the Sudetenland that comprised more than 50% ethnic Germans. This was too much for ordinary Czechoslovaks, and on September 21-22, huge crowds took to the streets of Prague making their way to the presidential castle. “Give ...

09.11.2018

A Pragmatic View on Migration

... should be the top priority, there can be no other opinion. But pragmatism and other considerations are not entirely incompatible, since moral and ethical considerations can be built into the pragmatic considerations. Let us take the migration crisis in Germany as an example. Having taken in refugees, the Germans seemed to have been acting in accordance with some moral imperatives: people need help, etc. However, there was also a rational pragmatic idea: solving the demographic problem. Germany has a ...

05.10.2018

Looking at Tiananmen Square through the Brandenburg Gate

... administration. Nor is it Mexico or Canada: even Trump is unable to turn the tables on the United States’ relations with its closest neighbours so rapidly and radically. With the exception of Iran, Syria, Cuba and the other habitual targets of U.S. attacks, Germany and China have the most reason to be unhappy with the current U.S. policy. Liana Fix: The Times for a Special Relationship Between Germany and Russia Are Over Trump has been applying particularly strong pressure on Berlin and Beijing; the two ...

30.08.2018

Experts and Practitioners from Arctic Countries Discuss Cooperation Opportunities and Security Risks in the Arctic

On July 11, 2018, Timur Makhmutov, RIAC Deputy Director of Programs, made a speech within the seminar on security and development in the Arctic. The event was organized by George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies and gathered more than 30 participants from the Arctic countries, as well as the EU, actively involved in analytical and practical work in the area of Arctic studies. On July 11, 2018, Timur Makhmutov , RIAC Deputy Director of Programs, made a speech within the seminar...

18.07.2018

Berlin Hosts International Situation Analysis on Crisis Management around Turkey

On July 1–2, 2018, in Berlin, the Körber Foundation (Körber-Stiftung) held international situation analysis on Crisis Management around Turkey with experts from Turkey, the United States, and European countries. On July 1–2, 2018, in Berlin, the Körber Foundation (Körber-Stiftung) held international situation analysis on Crisis Management around Turkey with experts from Turkey, the United States, and European countries. Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, Fyodor Lukyanov, RIAC Member, Editor-in-Chief...

03.07.2018

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

... will go largely unclaimed. On the one hand, there is nowhere for the gas to be used. On the other, a number of these projects will simply not be profitable. The construction of Nord Stream 2 would actually benefit Poland. The more Russian gas going to Germany, the greater the surplus of the raw material that can subsequently be traded on the spot market. In order to support American gas producers, the U.S. authorities are trying to clear the market of competition for them, specifically targeting Gazprom’s ...

02.07.2018

Russia and Germany: From Estranged Partners to Good Neighbors

Like Moscow’s relations with the West more broadly, Russia’s ties with Germany—its most important European partner—have grown increasingly strained over the past few years. Previous hopes of Russia’s integration into a Greater Europe from Lisbon in the west to Vladivostok in the east have evaporated. The formerly cordial ...

14.06.2018
 

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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