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On Pause: Dialogue with Russia in the Arctic

... approach to regional cooperation in the Arctic that excludes Russian involvement in the long term will be difficult . Russia has the highest population inside the Arctic Circle; the Russian economy is the most connected with the resources of the North; Russia’s Arctic coast is the longest of any nation. However, according to some Western analysts, if the nature of Russian policy does not change, the continuation of cooperation with Russia within the framework of the Arctic Council over the long term will be ...


Meeting with Ambassador of Norway Rune Resaland

The meeting addressed the following issues: the consequences of the current Russia-Ukraine conflict for European security, as well as the situation in the Arctic region, in particular, the prospects for the functioning of the Arctic Council and bilateral Russian-Norwegian relations On March 30, 2022, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, had a meeting with Rune Resaland, Norwegian Ambassador to Russia. The meeting addressed the following issues: the consequences of the current Russia-Ukraine conflict ...


Russian and Chinese Experts Discuss Development of Bilateral Cooperation in the Arctic

On March 18, 2022, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) continued the series of joint events and held a round table on Russia-China cooperation in the Arctic, the opportunities and limitations. The event was held behind closed doors On March 18, 2022, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) continued the series of joint events and held a round ...


Undercurrents in Russia-China Bonhomie

... China, as well as shrink market share of existing Chinese defence manufacturers. Chinese experts assess that the domestic disturbances within Myanmar provide Russia with tactical opportunities for enhanced defence sales. By the same token, among the non-Arctic states seeking partnership with Russia as a means to increase their presence in the northern polar region, China has become by far the most visible player. However, despite this apparent collaboration, many analysts see these Chinese advancements into Arctic region as a strategic threat: ...


China-Russian Strategic Partnership: From Continental to Marine

... the Arctic will be extended, this will increase the China-Russia cooperation in business use of the Northern channel. It may even change the basic structure of international shipping routes, from which both China and Russia are expected to benefit. Russia is an Arctic country, while China is a near-Arctic country. Russia has some concerns about China’s deep involvement in the Arctic. However, China does not pose a threat to Russia’s interests on the two issues it most fears: military security and territorial ...


Renewable Energy in the Russian Arctic and Beyond: Can a Region Dominated by Oil and Gas Contribute to Russia’s Paris Agreement Targets?

....comRussia, one of the world’s largest producers of fossil fuels and the 4th largest GHG emitter, is also being forced to reevaluate. Russia’s Paris Agreement climate targets include cutting emissions by 30% below 1990 levels by the year 2030. The Russian Arctic figures to be a major factor in reaching these targets. The Russian government is eager to reap the benefits of climate change in the Arctic. Increased accessibility to natural resources and the Northern Sea Route will offer new economic opportunities ...


Securitization of The Arctic Council: Should Russia Push for Including Security Issues During its Chairmanship?

... issues? To further explore this possibility, it is first necessary to make note of the Arctic Council’s raison d’être . Established under the 1996 Ottawa Declaration, the Arctic Council is a forum for cooperation and coordination between the eight Arctic states (Russia, Canada, the United States, Finland, Sweden, Iceland, Denmark/Greenland and Norway) and the indigenous peoples residing in the Arctic regions. The Arctic Council was founded with the explicit understanding of member states and permanent participants ...


RIAC Arctic Report Discussed at Finnish Embassy

... in the Arctic On June 17, 2021, the Embassy of Finland held a discussion on RIAC and MGIMO report "The Arctic Council: Status and Activities" , as well as a discussion on international cooperation in the Arctic. Ambassadors of the seven Arctic states to the Russian Federation (Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Canada, USA, Iceland) and Nikolai Korchunov, the Russian Foreign Ministry's Ambassador at Large, took part in the discussion. RIAC was represented at the event by Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General; ...


Russia-EU Cooperation Discussed at the Meeting with the Ambassador of Finland

... Russia. The conversation focused on the current state of relations between Russia and the European Union, security challenges in the Euro-Atlantic space, as well as the prospects for bilateral Russia-Finland cooperation. In addition, the priorities of Russia’s Chairmanship of the Arctic Council and the pertinent tasks of the institutional development of this organization were addressed.


Experts Discuss Russia’s Objectives for Chairmanship of the Arctic Council at MIA Rossiya Segodnya

... event. The roundtable was attended by: Natalya Vyakhireva, RIAC Program Manager; Alexander Vylegzhanin, Head of the Program of International Law at MGIMO University, RIAC Member; Nikolai Korchunov, Russian Foreign Ministry's Ambassador at Large, and Russia's Senior Arctic Official to the Arctic Council; and Mikhail Kuznetsov, Director of the Federal Autonomous Scientific Institution “Eastern State Planning Center” (FANU Vostokgosplan). Natalya Vyakhireva, RIAC Program Manager, addressed the roundtable participants ...


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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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