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

... anything but a last gasp for the half-century old nonproliferation regime, Presidents Trump and Putin will have to offer some hope that Washington and Moscow take their own responsibilities to reduce and disarm under the treaty seriously. The wars in Syria and Ukraine have cost hundreds of thousands of lives, and displaced millions of people across the Middle East, Europe and beyond. Washington and Moscow each control resources and levers of influence vital for managing and ultimately resolving these ...

23.06.2018

The End of OPCW-UN mechanism. What Stands Behind the Russian “No”?

... methodology of JIM and OPCW. Just three weeks before, on October 24, Russia vetoed yet another draft resolution proposed by the US which would have extended JIM’s mandate. Why did Russia use its veto power three times in one month, totaling 11, on the Syria issue? It is well known that vetoing is used as the last resort, and the permanent members of the Security Council are aware that every veto usually causes a storm of criticism from those who are on the opposite side. This is true in the case of ...

20.06.2018

Revival of the Caliphate: Soon or Even Sooner?

Although ISIS has been seriously weakened and lost control over territories and resources, it retains the ability to attack Actually, neither the Syrian army, supported by Russia, nor the pro-American Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have managed to establish complete control over the territory near the Syria-Iraq border. Moreover, the SDF includes military groups of the Kurdish YPG self-defense ...

04.06.2018

The Times for a Special Relationship Between Germany and Russia Are Over

... new global role mainly in opposition to the West — both in the Middle East and in Eastern Europe. A policy of “compartmentalization” — i.e. to separate areas of agreement from those of disagreement — has reached its limits for instance in Syria. The new volatile and confusing strategic context in which both Germany and Russia operate is wider, bigger and fraught with far more intricacies and challenges. In this new strategic context, Germany’s Russia policy has to take on responsibility ...

28.04.2018

We have a smoking gun to expose fake accusations on Syria

One day ahead of the“Supporting the future of Syria and the region” conference in Brussels, Russian Ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizhov gave EURACTIV a wide-ranging interview on his country’s ever more complicated relations with the West. One day ahead of the“ Supporting the future of ...

24.04.2018

RIAC Hosts a Meeting on Syria with Human Rights Watch Representatives

On April 10, 2018, RIAC hosted a meeting for a group of Russian experts with Human Rights Watch (HRW) representatives on conditions and principles of post-conflict reconstruction in Syria. On April 10, 2018, RIAC hosted a meeting for a group of Russian experts with Human Rights Watch (HRW) representatives on conditions and principles of post-conflict reconstruction in Syria. Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, and Tatiana ...

13.04.2018

Russia vs the West: A War Scenario and a New Logic of Confrontation

How can Moscow respond to a possible US strike on Syria? The aggravation of rivalry between Russia and the West in the past few months is raising the urgent question of a possible further escalation of tensions and its forms and consequences. Political relations between Moscow and Western capitals ...

11.04.2018

We Will Need to Return to Dialogue

... their relations are at their worst. Reliable communication channels between the military forces of Russia and NATO have also become more vital now that they are facing off against each other more frequently. The hot line between the US and Russia in Syria is a good example in this regard. The UK and Russia recently agreed to renew and improve their Incidents at Sea Agreement, and this might be used as a model for new ‘Incidents in the Air’ agreements to reduce the risks of dangerous manoeuvres ...

11.04.2018

RIAC Hosts a Discussion for Experts from Russia and France on Prospects for Cooperation in the Middle East

On March 23, 2018, RIAC hosted a seminar on prospects for Russia-France cooperation in the Middle East. Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, and former French ambassador to Syria (2006–2009), Michel Duclos, advising Institut Montaigne, made opening speeches. On March 23, 2018, RIAC hosted a seminar on prospects for Russia-France cooperation in the Middle East. Andrey Kortunov , RIAC Director General, and former French ...

26.03.2018

Assad’s Army and Intelligence Services: Feudalization or Structurization?

The formation of various paramilitary structures has undermined the stability of the regime 2017 marked a turning point in the Syrian conflict. With the full support of Russia and Iran, the Bashar al-Assad regime was able to neutralize the “domestic threat” completely. Throughout 2017, Damascus used the situation to carry out “outlying” operations, manipulating the ceasefire ...

13.03.2018
 

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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