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On April 26–28, 2019, the regular 32nd session of the annual modular intensive training program “Seminar XXI” was held at the Airlie Center (Virginia, USA).

The program has been conducted since 1986 by the Center for International Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for senior US government officials, private business leaders, and independent foreign policy and national security research centers.

On April 26–28, 2019, the regular 32nd session of the annual modular intensive training program “Seminar XXI” was held at the Airlie Center (Virginia, USA).

The program has been conducted since 1986 by the Center for International Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for senior US government officials, private business leaders, and independent foreign policy and national security research centers.

Each year, 100–120 participants are selected for participation in the program on a competitive basis, representing various sectors of the US foreign policy elite. In the course of Seminar XXI, together with leading experts in international affairs, they model possible regional and global crises, analyze current and potential threats to regional and global stability, and discuss alternatives to the American foreign policy strategy.

Andrey Kortunov (RIAC Director General) spoke at the session on the current state and possible areas for the development of Russia-the US relations.

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  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%)
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     4 (4%)
    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
     2 (2%)
 
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