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Standing for Everything Evil against Everything Good: Russia’s Hostile Measures in Europe

Analysing the RAND Corporation’s Report “Russia’s Hostile Measures in Europe” In late January, researchers from the renowned U.S. research centre RAND Corporation made their contribution to maintaining anti-Russian sentiments by publishing an analytical paper entitled “Russia’s Hostile Measures in Europe: Understanding the Threat.” The report was sponsored by the U.S. Army, and it is to the U.S. Army that its conclusion is formally addressed, offering recommendations on counteracting Russia’s...


RIAC at 55th Munich Security Conference

... crisis, conflicts in the Middle East and Venezuela, China’s role in the world, and the future of arms control. Considerable attention was paid to the issues of information security, migration, climate change, the impact of global financial problems on international security, etc. Russia was represented at the forum by Sergey Lavrov, Russian Foreign Minister. A group of RIAC members, including Alexander Dynkin, Herman Gref, Alexander Grushko, Igor Ivanov, Sergey Karaganov, Andrey Kortunov, Konstantin ...


RIAC and Carnegie Endowment Hold a Seminar on “Stabilizing Bilateral Relations and International Security Issues”

On February 13, 2019, in Moscow, RIAC and Carnegie Endowment for International Peace held a Russia-U.S. seminar on the issues of bilateral relations and international security. The seminar was held in the framework of RIAC and Carnegie Endowment bilateral project ”Stabilizing Bilateral Relations and International Security Issues” aimed at finding practical ways to stabilize bilateral relations. ...


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...


Towards a More Stable NATO — Russia Relationship

... activity; Developing a positive agenda: work on issues of mutual interest; return to cooperation on arms con­trol; pursue joint Russian and Western non-governmental (Track 2) and semi-official (Track 1.5) projects and dialogues focusing on enhancing international security. There are no shortcuts to restoring trust and ending the current confrontation, however it is in the interests of all that the relationship be built and managed in a way that reduces risk and costs. This report is grounded in reality ...


US Blunders Have Made Russia the Global Trade Pivot

As the US-led world crumbles, it looks like Russia is patiently bidding its time to become the security guarantor and kingmaker of Asia-Europe trade The year 2019 had barely begun before news emerged that six Russian sailors were kidnapped by pirates off the coast of Benin. It was perhaps a foretaste of risks to come. As nations reel from deteriorating economic conditions, instances of piracy and other forms of supply chain disruptions are bound to increase. According to the International Maritime...


International and Social Impacts of Artificial Intelligence Technologies

Working Paper No. 44 / 2018 The Working Paper focuses on possible impacts of related technologies, such as machine learning and autonomous vehicles, on international relations and society. The authors also examine the ethical and legal aspects of the use of AI technologies. The present Working Paper of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) includes analytical materials prepared by experts in the field of artificial intelligence, machine learning and autonomous system, as well as by lawyers...


RIAC at 10th International Forum of NGOs in Official Partnership with UNESCO «Science as common good of humankind»

On November 26–27, 2018, Moscow hosted International Forum of NGOs in Official Partnership with UNESCO «Science as common good of humankind», with participation of Russian Peace Foundation and Russian Academy of Sciences. On November 26–27, 2018, Moscow hosted International Forum of NGOs in Official Partnership with UNESCO «Science as common good of humankind», with participation of Russian Peace Foundation and Russian Academy of Sciences. The forum gathered about four hundred Russian and foreign...


Russia and Ukraine: Four Scenarios for the Future

Relations with Kiev Should be Built on the Same Principles as those with, for Instance, Warsaw, Bratislava or Bucharest Nearly five years have passed since the start of the dramatic events of the Maidan in Kiev that engendered a profound crisis in Russia’s relations with both Ukraine and the West. This is not a short period of time: World War I lasted a little over four years, about five years passed between the start of Perestroika and the collapse of the USSR. All wars and crises come to an...


Israel’s Security System: Little Strategic Depth but Profound Strategic Vision

Israel’s Defence Industry and Military-Technical Cooperation The Israeli army is among the best-equipped and most combat-ready in the world, and the quality of its equipment is constantly being improved [ 2 ]. The country’s defence industry has been expanding since the early 1970s, so that now Israel can manufacture domestic examples of state-of-the-art systems, from tanks and fighter jet modifications to precision smart weapons (microelectronics, anti-ship and air-to-air missiles, etc.). Israel...


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  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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