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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. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
 
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