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Russian Writer Evgeny Chizhov: Writers Should Stay away from Both Authorities and Opposition

... interest in Central Asia, or rather in the East in general. I personally became interested in the region even before university, during my final years at school, that is, in the early 1980s. The last generation of Soviet youth were greatly influenced by Western counterculture: English-language music and the Beat literature. This counterculture was largely oriented towards the East, as distinct from the traditional, self-centred Western culture. It turned to the East not so much as a source of creativity ...

10.09.2018

The West and Russia: logic of punishment?

The second episode of the Meeting Russia interview with Ivan Timofeev, program director of RIAC, about Ukraine, the EU’s sanctions against Russia and Russian think tanks. The second episode of the Meeting Russia interview with Ivan Timofeev, RIAC Director of Programs, about Ukraine, the EU’s sanctions against Russia and Russian think tanks.

03.08.2018

Maybe Russia’s Economy Doesn’t Need Democracy

... democracy will be popular again. Sooner or later, Russia will be part of the common European market. In his first two terms as president, Vladimir Putin very much shared this vision: He was very keen to consider a Europe from Lisbon to Vladivostok. But the West was not welcoming. It wasn’t ready. I’m not saying that the European Union shouldn’t have expanded into Eastern Europe, but it was quite clear at the time that the expansion would hurt relations because of all the historical problems between ...

30.07.2018

RIAC at IAI Expert Meeting «Russia and the West: What future for the European Security Architecture and the OSCE?»

On June 25, 2018, Vienna hosted a round-table discussion organized by the Italian Institute of International Affairs (Istituto Affari Internazionali — IAI) focusing on «Russia and the West: What future for the European Security Architecture and the OSCE?» On June 25, 2018, Vienna hosted a round-table discussion organized by the Italian Institute of International Affairs (Istituto Affari Internazionali — IAI ) focusing on «Russia ...

28.06.2018

Experts and Diplomats Discuss the Future of Relations between Russia and the West at Institut Montaigne

On May 15, 2018, in Paris, Institut Montaigne, French analytical center of social, economic, and political studies, hosted an expert round table on the issues of the current dynamics and the future in the relations between Russia and the West. On May 15, 2018, in Paris, Institut Montaigne , French analytical center of social, economic, and political studies, hosted an expert round table on the issues of the current dynamics and the future in the relations between Russia and the West....

17.05.2018

Saber-Rattling as the Main Threat for Russia and the U.S., and How to Deal with It

... of control, yet fortunately common sense prevailed. Nevertheless, the situation around Syria is still tense and unpredictable, especially amidst the growing militarism both in Russia and in the U.S. In late March, the U.S. Army Cyber Institute at the West Point released a series of science fiction comic books for military personnel . They describe current threats for the American army and the U.S., in general. Among these threats are North Korea, nuclear terrorism and Russia. These graphic novelettes ...

11.05.2018

The Day the United Nations Ceased to Exist

... the conflict’s total toll approached a million. A new wave of Syrian refugees swept through Turkey and flooded Europe. Russia blocked US and British resolutions on enforcing peace on Damascus in the UN Security Council nine times. Eventually, the Western countries accused Moscow of deliberately subverting the Security Council work. Quoting UN General Assembly Resolution 377 (V) in her speech at a regular session of the UN General Assembly in the fall, British Prime Minister Theresa May categorically ...

04.05.2018

Unbalanced Europe and the New Order in the OSCE Space

It is impossible to return to the glorious past. The illusion that it is possible is depriving us of our future Introduction The collapse of relations between Russia and the West after 2014 put an end to the idea of Greater Europe. The area of common security and cooperation from Lisbon to Vladivostok, or even wider – from Vancouver to Vladivostok – remains on paper in numerous documents that are gradually being buried ...

03.05.2018

Russia — West Crisis: Small Steps Are Not Enough

The key for Russia today is to build its strength and resources As relations between Russia and the West deteriorate against the backdrop of the expulsion of Russian diplomats, more and more questions arise: Have crises like thus happened before? How can Russia avoid becoming the “greatest threat” in a universal sense? And how can we emerge from ...

27.04.2018
 

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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