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Possible International “Package Solution” Formats on the Balkans Issue

... role). 2. Another scenario is the “Permanent Balkan Conference” led by the EU and mediated by high representatives from the U.S. and Russia. Such a decision could be enforced by changing the format of the Brussels talks, and with the consent of the Albanian and Serbian parties. 3. The third scenario is the “Permanent Balkan Conference — broad version” under the leadership of the UN Security Council. It would imply an increase in the number of Balkan negotiators and would entail a number of ...


Andrey Kortunov at the Conference of Ambassadors in Albania

On July 13-15, 2016, RIAC Director General Andrey Kortunov took part in the Conference of Ambassadors in Tirana. The half-yearly event gathers the Albanian diplomatic corps, top figures of the foreign, defense and other ministries, as well as experts, officials of European organizations, diplomats and businesspersons. Russia was also represented by Minister-Counselor of Russia’s Embassy in ...


Albania and Russia: Rapprochement

Old friends are better than new ones Albania, once a closed, isolated country standing apart from the rest of the socialist camp, has traveled a hard road from an autarky to an open market economy. Today it experiences an increasing pressure from its current allies -- the United States and ...


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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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