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Upholding Stability in the Middle East: An Opportunity for Russia–Europe Cooperation?

No single power can ‘fix’ the current turmoil in the Middle East. Still, there may be scope for Russia–Europe cooperation in managing the region’s ills When future historians write about the early 21 st century, they are likely to single out the crisis in the Middle East as one of the major problems of our times. The crisis is fundamental, long-term and multifaceted. Its roots lie in widespread failure to achieve social, economic and political modernisation (with only a few exceptions), in turn...

15.02.2019

Andrey Kortunov Moderates a Round Table on Russian Foreign Policy in London

On February 12, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, held a round table discussion on Russia's foreign policy in the current political cycle (2018-2024) at the European Council on Foreign Relations in London. On February 12, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, held a round table discussion on Russia's foreign policy in the current political cycle (2018-2024) at the European Council on Foreign Relations in London. ECFR experts, as well as representatives of other London think tanks (Chatham...

14.02.2019

Presentation of RIAC and ELN Report “Towards a More Stable NATO — Russia Relationship” Held in London

On February 11, 2019, the presentation of Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and European Leadership Network (ELN) joint report “Towards a More Stable NATO — Russia Relationship” was held in London. On February 11, 2019, the presentation of Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and European Leadership Network (ELN) joint report “ Towards a More Stable NATO — Russia Relationship ” was held in London. The authors of the report, officials from the British Foreign and Defense Ministries...

12.02.2019

The World After the INF Treaty: Time to Let European Leaders in on the Game?

... security than it did at the beginning of the century. And the bilateral dialogue on nuclear issues between the United States and Russia is extremely difficult at best, and, at worst, in a state of limbo for the foreseeable future. Meanwhile, France and the United Kingdom are still nuclear powers and permanent members of the UN Security Council. And Germany has been a non-permanent member since the beginning of 2019. Maybe it is time for European leaders to show the same kind of political will and imagination ...

05.02.2019

RIAC Holds Russia — UK Seminar on Information Security

The meeting especially focused on stimulating interaction between the public and the private sectors, as well as their contacts with the experts On February 4, 2019 RIAC held the last, fourth seminar in the third cycle of a joint project with the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI). This final event was devoted the issues regarding information security of the two countries, the search for common problems and solutions. The meeting especially focused on stimulating interaction between the public...

05.02.2019

Third Seminar within Russia-UK RIAC and RUSI Project on Security Issues

... During the discussions, the sides determined the common perception of threats and challenges in the Middle East and came to understanding that creating a security system outside the cooperation of the countries of the region and without Russia and the United Kingdom is impossible. They also noted the importance of taking the constantly changing picture of the Middle East and the role of such new independent players in the region as China into account. Russian delegation was headed by Andrey Kortunov,...

20.01.2019

Possible International “Package Solution” Formats on the Balkans Issue

How to Split the Balkan Knot And Not Destroy Europe? Presently, an extremely unstable situation has developed in the Balkans, with a potentially adverse effect both on the Balkan countries and on the system of international relations as a whole. Intraregional actors are not able to cope with problems that have befallen them. Over the past two decades, they have not been able to attain any considerable progress in solving these problems, although they have managed to keep the dialogue going on all...

18.01.2019

Russia in the Balkans

Interests of the Leading Actors, Russia’s Presence in Southeast Europe and Russia’s New Strategy In 2016, the new Foreign Policy Concept of the Russian Federation was announced. The absence of such concepts as "the Balkans," "Serbia" and "Southeast Europe" in the text of the Concept clearly reflects Russia's influence and opinions on the subject. The Concept only mentions "Europe" and the "Euro-Atlantic region." Calling the Balkans a part of the...

13.01.2019

The Brexit Intrigue and Theresa May’s Future

May’s future will be hanging in the air. Probably she will resign of her own free will. That said, she will certainly perform her “historic” mission by plunging the country into “a tough Brexit” The decision to postpone until late January the December 11 vote in the House of Commons on the Withdrawal Agreement stipulating the terms of Britain’s exit from the European Union, agreement approved by the EU on November 25, created real chaos in the Brexit issue, this time at the government policy level...

24.12.2018

Intermediate-Range Challenges

... is falling apart at the seams, creating threats to all the arms control regimes in their current form. The crisis could either bury the very principle of arms control or create an environment for a new strategic stability architecture. France and the United Kingdom are obviously concerned about the possibility of becoming targets for Russia’s restored non-strategic missiles. In the worst-case scenario, if the INF Treaty is cancelled altogether, the current cooperation on the SCALP/Storm Shadow cruise ...

13.11.2018
 

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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