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Trump-Putin Summit: Who Is in a Fit State?

Trump is not in a fit state, but Putin does not want to help him The meeting of the Russian and American presidents in Helsinki became a hit of the summer political season, overshadowing even the recent US-North Korean summit. The first full-fledged round of bilateral talks between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump evoked a wide variety ...


South Asian Gas Market: It’s Time to Mount an Offensive

... in the region. Until recently, the regional gas market was considered to be fairly stable and predictable; in some segments, such as LNG supplies to India, the marketplace was effectively monopolized by Qatar. Qatar RIAC and Gateway House Report “Russia – India Energy Cooperation: Trade, Joint Projects, and New Areas” Qatar is the unconditional leader in gas supplies to South Asia. In 2004, it concluded an extremely lucrative contract to supply liquefied gas to India until 2029. The true ...


Trump, Putin and China

Trump can offer Putin nothing so attractive and so tempting that could put into question the centrality of China for Russia’s foreign policy Imagine a situation. You are a mid-aged successful male after long working hours walking into the next-door bar to have a well-deserved shot of Scotch on the rocks. Suddenly, you see a gorgeous blonde entering the bar and navigating ...


INF Treaty: More than Just an Agreement

How the Termination of the INF Treaty Could Affect the Existing System of Treaties. Russia’s Stance Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump are meeting in Helsinki on July 16, 2018. As far as we can tell, the range of issues to be discussed at the summit will include non-proliferation and the preservation of the existing arms limitation ...


On the Balance of Strategic Nuclear Forces

The simulation has shown that a sudden first strike by the United States on Russia would take out up to 86 per cent of Russia’s SNFs in “delivery systems” and 87 per cent in “explosive tonnage”. The development of strategic nuclear forces (SNF) is becoming an increasingly relevant topic in light of the latest United ...


The Art of Expectation Management

... since the day Trump had won the presidential election in November of 2016. The Kremlin would have apparently preferred an early summit to take place in spring of last year. However, the first full-fledged bilateral negotiations between the US and the Russian leaders will take place only year and a half after Trump’s inauguration. It will take place and after Donald Trump has already met not only with nearly every single president or prime minister from allied Western nations, but also with President ...


How to Reduce Nuclear Risks in Helsinki

Reaffirming that a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought, the United States and Russia could agree to specific steps at Helsinki to reduce nuclear risks Presidents Trump and Putin will finally meet next week in Helsinki for a bilateral summit. Throughout the Cold War, summits between US and Soviet leaders were overwhelmingly welcomed ...


European Experts on Russia-EU Ties and FIFA 2018

Interview with Kadri Liik and Nicolas de Pedro In the midst of FIFA 2018 hosted in various Russian cities, RIAC welcomed another round of the EU–Russia Expert Network on Foreign Policy. RIAC Website editor Maria Smekalova talks migration, bilateral relations, and football matters with Kadri Liik , Senior Policy Fellow at ECFR, and Nicolas ...


Towards a NATO-Russia Basic Understanding

... Greater Europe and a range of practical steps necessary to move the international relations of the continent in that direction. The Task Force is supported by, and draws on, independent analytical work by the European Leadership Network (ELN), the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), and the Global Relations Forum (GRF). The Task Force is made possible by generous support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Nuclear Threat Initiative ...


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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