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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...

29.11.2018

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...

27.11.2018

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...

22.11.2018

William Hill’s “No Place for Russia: European Security Institutions Since 1989” Discussed at RIAC

On November 19, 2018, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), held a discussion of W. Hill’s book “No Place for Russia: European Security Institutions Since 1989” with the participation of the author, followed by a broader discussion on European security issues and its future architecture, the role of Russia, and the impact of the U.S. policy on current processes. On November 19, 2018, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), held a discussion of W. Hill’s book “No Place for Russia:...

21.11.2018

Brussels Hosts Second RIAC and ELN Seminar «Towards a More Stable NATO-Russia Relationship»

On November 16­–17, 2018 in Brussels, RIAC and European Leadership Network (ELN) held the second seminar in the framework of the joint project “Towards a More Stable NATO-Russia Relationship. The first seminar was held in Moscow on July 17. On November 16­–17, 2018 in Brussels, RIAC and European Leadership Network ( ELN ) held the second seminar in the framework of the joint project “Towards a More Stable NATO-Russia Relationship. The first seminar was held in Moscow on July 17. The project aims...

21.11.2018

Evolution of the Syrian Military: Main Trends and Challenges

Today Syrian armed forces lack discipline, centralization, technical and organizational modernization, prestige, and authority and could hardly be called a real army Army is considered to be one of the most important state institutions which in many ways defines country’s political and socio-economic stability as well as rigidity of the entire state system and its ability to survive. This is especially true in the Middle East where the role of the military (see the research of V. Kudelev, M. Sapronova)...

19.11.2018

Intermediate-Range Challenges

The INF Treaty is in Deep Crisis The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty) [ 1 ] is currently in severe crisis due to the announced decision of the United States to withdraw from the agreement, as well as to its research and development efforts. At the same time, if the decision makers demonstrate goodwill, the INF Treaty and other arms control agreements could still be rescued, reformatted or replaced with minimal losses and risks. The question is who needs these agreements, and...

13.11.2018

Is This the End of Nuclear Arms Control?

It is still possible that both sides may uncover some new options for arms control, with the aim of upgrading and updating the principles of New START and the INF Treaty The articles below were informed by a roundtable discussion in London in October 2018 between the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and RUSI to discuss the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. While the discussion revealed some differences in perspective, it was agreed that expert dialogue can play an important...

12.11.2018

“Conventional Arms Control in Europe” Seminar

On November 7, 2018, Russian International Affairs Council together with the OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions held a seminar on “Conventional Arms Control in Europe”. On November 7, 2018, Russian International Affairs Council together with the OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions held a seminar on “Conventional Arms Control in Europe”. A draft report prepared by the OSCE Network of Institutions was presented for discussion at the seminar. The report will be...

11.11.2018

Meeting with the Ambassador of Norway Rune Resaland

On November 9, 2018, Rune Resaland, the Ambassador of Norway to Russia, visited Russian International Affairs Council. Meeting with the Ambassador of Norway Rune Resaland On November 9, 2018, Rune Resaland, the Ambassador of Norway to Russia, visited Russian International Affairs Council. The Norwegian diplomat got acquainted with the current RIAC activities in the area of European security and international cooperation in the Arctic. The issues of expanding Russian-Norwegian cooperation through...

11.11.2018
 

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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