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Alterations in history What shall Russia stand for from now on?

For a very long time Russia’s role was to defend the rest of the world from Europe. Since the end of the Cold War, Russia has been trying to facilitate the maintenance of peace and the development of order in the rest of the world. In the absence of Russia, an anarchy would ...


Russia – India Cooperation against the Background of Sanctions: Adverse Effects and New Opportunities

RIAC and Gateway House Policy Brief RIAC and Gateway House Policy Brief The U.S. and its European allies have steadily increased economic sanctions on Russia since first imposing them in March 2014. The stated purpose of sanctions is to punish Russia for its involvement in Ukraine, as well as its alleged cyber-meddling in the 2016 U.S. elections and its transfer of arms to Syria and alleged humanrights ...


Russia Eyes Opportunities with New Iraqi Decision-makers

Iraqi leaders realize that to maintain stability, they need to show Americans and Iranians that Baghdad may always appeal to Moscow as a backup partner As Iraq was going through the complicated process of forming a new government, Russia was watching closely. Now that the election cycles in both countries have finished, Moscow hopes the two countries can consolidate their relationship. The main elements of Russian foreign policy remain unchanged for the most part under the new ...


RIAC Takes Part in Strategic Dialog in Abu Dhabi

Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, made a speech at the session devoted to the role of Russia in the modern world, including in the Middle East On November 11–12, 2018, Abu Dhabi hosted the fifth annual expert meeting within the strategic dialog organized by Emirates Policy Center with the support of the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs....


On Russia’s Power: is Winter Coming?

... Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Traditionally the event gathers a large number of specialists in international relations, regional security, and Middle Eastern issues. Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, made a speech at the session devoted to the role of Russia in the modern world, including in the Middle East. Talking about Russia’s power in the Middle East or in a broader global context, we should probably start with defining what power in the contemporary world politics really means. Is it about ...


Intermediate-Range Challenges

... excessive militarisation of foreign and domestic policy. Moreover, mutual confidence and transparency are one of the most important (but not the only, as we will discuss later) prerequisites for arms reduction and cutting the associated costs. At present, Russia does not question the fact that the INF Treaty, if observed, is a key component of the current environment, which can be described as more or less stable. At the same time, Russian officials made regular remarks back in the 2000s that the treaty ...


Is This the End of Nuclear Arms Control?

... 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 role in informing the ...


The United States, Russia, and Europe in 2018

Chipping Away at Four Gordian Knots. CSIS and RIAC Meeting Report CSIS and RIAC Meeting Report In October 2018, a select group of Russian and American experts met at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington. Their meeting, convened by CSIS and the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), aimed to discuss four topics central to U.S.-Russian relations: ...


Riga Dialogue Recommendations

Russia and the West must both be ready for compromise solutions based on reciprocity Riga Dialogue Recommendations are a result of the annual “ Riga Dialogue ”. The event gathers high-level policy-makers and experts from the EU, US, Russia and the ...


“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 ...


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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  
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