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RIAC and Australian National University sign a MOU

On August 26, 2016, in Canberra, Director of the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at the Australian National University Michael Wesley and Director of the Russian International Affairs Council Andrey Kortunov signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The parties discussed potential priorities in view of cooperation between the two organizations ...


Andrey Kortunov meets with Australian Ambassador to Russia

On July 6, 2016, RIAC Director General Andrey Kortunov had a meeting with Australian Ambassador to Russia Peter Tesch to discuss the current relations between the two countries, the situation in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as global security matters. Special attention was given to expanding cooperation between Russian ...


Australia, Russia, and a Rules-Based Order in Asia

While Russia and Australia are far from being the closest of partners, they may share crucial interests in Asian security This year’s Shangri-La Dialogue clearly showed that Asia has not become safer over the last year and is unlikely to become any safer in the ...


RIAC Receives Australian Delegation

On June 6, 2016, the Russian International Affairs Council held roundtable “Russia and Australia: approaches to the issues of security and economic cooperation in the Asia-Pacific” with participation of an Australian National University (ANU) delegation led by Emeritus Professor Paul Dibb, Head of the Strategic & Defence Studies Centre,...


Andrey Kortunov meets with Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd

On February 23, 2016 RIAC Director General Andrey Kortunov met with former Australia’s Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd, who is now President of the Asia Society Policy Institute , and is on a visit to Moscow. The sides discussed the problems of security in South Asia and in the Asia-Pacific region, primarily ...


The Obsolete Legacy of Antarctica

... Antarctic Territory between longitudes 20°W and 80°W [3] . New Zealand that in 1923 announced its sovereignty over Ross Dependency, lying between 150°W and 160°E, and King Edward VII Land, between latitude 77°S and longitude 155°W. Australia that in 1933 claimed Victoria Land, located between longitudes 44°E and 136°E, and Enderby Land, between longitudes 142°E and 160°E. France that in 1924 declared the establishment of Adelie Land between longitudes 136°E ...


Military Multipolarity in the South China Sea

... identical to U.S.-China trade volume . Therefore, the prospect of forming a united “anti-Chinese front” in Southeast Asia is less than likely. The situation is complicated by the emergence of a new potential “regional hegemon” - Australia. Hugh White is confident that Canberra has an interest in maintaining the status quo, namely developing trade and economic relations with China, and strengthening the American military and political presence. However, given the steady growth ...


Battle for Oceania

... However, the severity of this threat is greatly exaggerated and New Zealand's attempts to justify its actions are simply to mask the operations for the Five Eyes global espionage programme being undertaken together with USA, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. Chinese Offensive Washington's concerns are, in fact, quite justified. China has been trying to establish itself in Oceania since early 2000s. Its success is due to the effective use of so called "chequebook diplomacy", usually in ...


Will There Be an Alliance against the Islamic State?

The meeting of Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani held on April 20, 2015, during which they agreed to share intelligence information, testifies to the enhanced efforts of the international community in the fight against the ...


Poll conducted

  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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