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Financial Services Volunteer Corps Conference

... government officials from China and the United States, representatives of international financial organizations and private banks, as well as experts from Russia, China, and the US, the following issues were discussed: objectives and costs of international sanctions regimes, international political aspects of new financial technologies, prospects for the development of crypto-currencies and the use of "blockchain" technologies, as well as the general state of the world financial markets and their ...

19.07.2018

The Fight for Nord Stream 2: The Interests of all the Players Involved

... pipelaying ships from the Swiss company Allseas, with the procedure itself to be carried out by three ships in 2018–2019. It is still unclear whether or not Allseas will pull out of the contract in light of the U.S. ban. In any case, the American sanctions against Nord Stream 2 will be a blow not only to Russia, but (and perhaps more importantly) to Europe itself. After all, it is becoming increasingly obvious that the United States it attempting to block the flow of Russian gas in Ukraine, and ...

02.07.2018

Fighting Sanctions: From Legislation to Strategy

President Vladimir Putin has signed federal law "On Measures (Countermeasures) Against Unfriendly Actions of the United States of America and Other Foreign Countries." The State Duma is also discussing sanctions-related amendments to the Criminal Code. Both pieces of legislation sparked a broad public response while still at the drafting stage. Eventually the lawmakers downplayed the most controversial clauses on the import of medicines and other ...

02.07.2018

Fighting Sanctions: From Legislation to Strategy

The policies of opposing US and EU sanctions should be clearly differentiated President Vladimir Putin has signed federal law "On Measures (Countermeasures) Against Unfriendly Actions of the United States of America and Other Foreign Countries." The State Duma is also discussing ...

28.06.2018

Poor but Proud

... revision of the Dublin Regulation, which obliges first-port-of-call countries to deal with the registration of refugees and the arrangement of the necessary infrastructure for them, which entails significant financial expenditure; 4) The lifting of sanctions against Russia, which have caused serious damage to European export industries. A Country of “Limited Sovereignty” Dmitry Ofitserov-Belsky: Multi-Speed Europe: Illusions and Reality It would make no sense for Brussels to ignore this ultimatum ...

25.06.2018

These are the Benefits of a U.S.-Russia Summit

... and getting the Syria talks in Geneva back on track, political will is lacking, and a meeting between the U.S. and Russian presidents is by far the best opportunity for each to signal their commitment to progress. Finally, in the aftermath of years of sanctions and counter-sanctions, policies of mutual isolation have atrophied relations between ordinary Americans and Russians to an unacceptable degree that does not serve the interests of either side. Basic embassy and consular services have been severely ...

23.06.2018

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

Meeting with Representatives of Denmark's Export Credit Agency and the Embassy of Denmark

... Denmark’s Export Credit Agency and the Embassy of Denmark visited Russian International Affairs Council. The following issues were discussed in the course of the meeting: various aspects of relations between Russia and the West, application of new U.S. sanctions against Russia and Russia's response measures, recent developments in the interaction between Russia and the European Union, and the specifics of bilateral Russian-Danish relations. The priorities of Putin’s fourth presidential term, possible ...

08.06.2018

RIAC and Fletcher School Work Meeting on «Sanctions against Russia: Escalation Scenarios and Countermeasures»

On May 25, 2018, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) had a working meeting with representatives of Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts University, USA) focusing on «Sanctions against Russia: Escalation Scenarios and Countermeasures». On May 25, 2018, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) had a working meeting with representatives of Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts University, USA) focusing ...

27.05.2018

Searching for a new foundation for German-Russian relations

... example, after the start of the Ukraine crisis nobody in Russia’s leadership took seriously former Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier’s approach anymore based on compromise, as well as constant talk about cooperation and a gradual lifting of sanctions. The gap between opposing interests and the difference in political cultures was too wide. The alienation and loss of trust between Russian and German elites is too substantial. For a long time, Russia’s elites failed to understand the changing ...

14.05.2018
 

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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