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A Diagnosis from Munich

A Diagnosis from Munich

RIAC at MSC2016

Last weekend saw leading politicians and international experts discuss some of the most pending global issues at the Munich Security Conference (MSC). In this newsletter, MSC participants from the Russian Council share their observations about what is perhaps the most important global security event of the year.

In an article for The Moscow Times, RIAC President Igor Ivanov presents his diagnosis of Russia-West cooperation over Syria and European security. He argues that the way forward for making our continent a safer place is to take a clear view of our overlapping interests and separate concrete issues from the broader deterioration of Russia-West relations.

Director General of the Russian Council Andrey Kortunov gives his bottom line outtakes from the most important speeches of the MSC and lets us in on a sneak peak of the conference sidelines, perhaps even more interesting than the official statements themselves.

Media and Government Relations Manager Anton Tsvetov, who was a member of the Munich Young Leaders group, discusses how constant media attention may damage the very purpose of such events and how global politics are alarmingly becoming more about perceptions than about the real thing.

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