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Russia and China: Cooperation in a New Era. Results of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China and of the Russian Presidential Election

RIAC and CASS Policy Brief #17 / 2018 The period of 2017–2018 marks the beginning of a new political cycle in the internal development of both the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China. The starting points for this cycle were the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) that took place in October 2017 and the victory of Vladimir Putin in the Russian presidential election held on March 18, 2018. The National Congress set the priorities for further reforms and...

21.06.2018

RIAC Takes Part in the 20th International Seminar on Security and Defense in Toledo

The seminar in 2018 focused on hybrid warfare, fake news (fake news), and post-truth issues. 19–20 June 2018, Toledo, Spain, hosted the 20th International Seminar on Security and Defense. The forum, organized by the Association of European Journalists, traditionally took place in partnership with the Government of Spain and the Ministry of Defense of the country. The seminar in 2018 focused on hybrid warfare, fake news, and post-truth issues. The forum gathered a significant number of representatives...

21.06.2018

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 " is an online discussion aimed at developing concrete recommendations on some of the most pressing security challenges, from...

21.06.2018

Prospects for Russia-NATO Relations Discussed at the Greater Europe Working Group Meeting

On June 18–19, 2018, London hosted a Greater Europe project working group meeting on the current state and prospects of relations between Russia and NATO ahead of the forthcoming summit of the North Atlantic Alliance in Brussels on July 11–12. On June 18–19, 2018, London hosted a Greater Europe project working group meeting on the current state and prospects of relations between Russia and NATO ahead of the forthcoming summit of the North Atlantic Alliance in Brussels on July 11–12. The working...

21.06.2018

The Fourth Meeting of the Euro-Atlantic Security Leadership Group

On June 17–18, 2018, London hosted a regular fourth meeting of a group of former and current high-level officials and experts from the countries of the Euro-Atlantic region (the Euro-Atlantic Security Leadership Group, EASLG), focusing on the issues of common security interests and prospects for cooperation in the region. On June 17–18, 2018, London hosted a regular fourth meeting of a group of former and current high-level officials and experts from the countries of the Euro-Atlantic region (the...

20.06.2018

The Nuclear Risk Paradox

There is a potential risk that the next generation of leaders will pay less attention to the issues of nuclear arms control Nuclear risks have been growing steadily in recent years. This is a paradox of the 21 st century, given that Russia and the United States have, with some success, spent years trying to reduce their nuclear arsenals, managing to establish a dialogue between their nuclear scientists. Despite the complicated bilateral relations, there was a certain system and a culture of dialogue...

18.06.2018

Bonus for the “Big Eight” in Qingdao: Some Thoughts on the SCO Summit

The SCO will be able to claim the status of not only the largest, but also the most influential union in Eurasia The G7 summit in Quebec (Canada) and the SCO summit in Qingdao (China) took place at almost exactly the same time and once again clearly demonstrated the ever growing multipolarity of global and trans-regional development. However, while the Group of Seven meeting took a step backwards of sorts – or, put simply, actually failed – the SCO summit took a step forward towards its expansion...

15.06.2018

Asymmetry and Development of Russia-Japan Relations

Are Russia–Japan relations at an impasse and could Shinzo Abe’s latest visit to Russia be called unproductive? On May 25–26, 2018, Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe made an official visit to Russia. This is Mr. Abe’s 21 st meeting with Vladimir Putin, which is truly unprecedented for Russia–Japan relations. On May 25, Prime Minister Abe took part in the plenary session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum together with the presidents of Russia and France; in conjunction with Vladimir...

13.06.2018

NATO–Russia Council: What Are the Outcomes?

On Minimal Results and Positive Signals The principal outcome of the NATO–Russia Council held on May 31, 2018 is that it actually took place. While it was NATO that proposed holding the consultations, it was unclear what the real agenda would be and what practical outcomes were to be expected. And these are the key issues. Russia continues to emphasize the need for tangible results, particularly in the current political crisis. On the other hand, it is also noteworthy that the Council was planned...

07.06.2018

Can the U.S. and Russia Find a Path Forward on Arms Control?

How to Prevent a Dangerous Escalation U.S.-Russian relations are at their lowest point in decades, with huge implications for the future of arms control and nonproliferation. Should the situation deteriorate even further, Washington and Moscow could soon be on the brink of a direct confrontation or even a nuclear escalation. The Soviet Union and the United States were long able to avoid a nuclear war by negotiating a set of political agreements and treaties that kept military escalation under...

03.06.2018
 

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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